A plan that aims to untangle part of the state’s budget restrictions is drawing fire from Republicans at the statehouse who say it’s unconstitutional. A Democrat and a Republican are sponsoring the measure which they introduced on Thursday. So far, the sponsor of the bill appears to be the only Republican supporting it. Bente Birkeland reports from Denver.

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