Democrats in Colorado scored a critical victory when they gained control of the Colorado State Legislature on election day. When the new assembly is sworn in next year, Democrats will hold both chambers of the legislature, as well as the governorship. The margins are slim, to be sure, but they will nonetheless have the luxury of having an essentially free reign over Colorado policy for at least the next two years.
But what are the Democrats to do with this new majority? Health care reforms? Civil unions? Many things are possible. To start, there are several things they would be wise to tackle right away during the next session.