Democratic state Sen. Julie Gonzales of Denver is sponsoring a number of the bills. She said the COVID-19 pandemic laid bare inequalities that have long existed.
“For wealthy Coloradans, they were barely impacted by all of the multiple crises in 2020, and yet for middle-class and working class and the most poor Coloradans, the pandemic is still very real,” Gonzales said. “How could I just say, ‘Oh, I really hope things get back to normal’? Because for far too many of us, normal, just wasn’t working. The before times weren’t great for us either.”
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