About two-dozen victims of the Lower North Fork Fire were at the state capitol yesterday to hear lawmakers debate a bill that would create a commission to help compensate them above current state requirements. The Republican proposal has pushback from some Democrats and Governor John Hickenlooper. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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