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Colorado lawmakers OK COVID-19 aid, say more is needed

DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers have passed several bills offering assistance to restaurants and food pantries struggling to keep their doors open during the coronavirus pandemic.

The special session that was called by Gov. Jared Polis ended on Wednesday.

The bills created and expanded grant programs to improve internet access for students, assist childcare providers and help individuals having trouble paying utility and housing bills.

The return of lawmakers to the Capitol for the COVID-19 session highlighted partisan approaches to the virus. Republicans refused to wear masks while on the floor and in meetings. Democrats at the session wore masks and others attended online.

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