Governor John Hickenlooper wants to move forward with a plan to privatize the state chartered worker’s compensation agency Pinnacol Assurance. His task force to study the issue holds its final meeting today. Meanwhile state lawmakers inside the capitol are lukewarm about the Governor’s deal. Bente Birkeland reports from the state capitol.

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