Colorado House passes bill to allow collective bargaining for state employees

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The Colorado House on Tuesday passed legislation to allow state workers to collectively bargain.

House Bill 1153, called the Colorado Partnership for Quality Jobs and Services Act, now moves to the state Senate, where Democrats also have a majority and are expected to pass the bill.

HB 1153 passed on third reading Tuesday in a 41-23 vote. The legislation passed a second reading on Friday after numerous proposed amendments by House Republicans failed to pass.