President Obama’s State of the Union address covered a broad swath of ideas, proposals and directives. KRCC correspondent Elizabeth Wynne Johnson was in the Capitol for the speech, and afterwards canvassed Colorado lawmakers on what they’ll be taking from it. She has this report.

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To read last night’s online chat with Representative Lamborn, click here. (The official post-chat description from Heritage Action is here.)


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