02/04/2011 03:49 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado Legislature's Partisan Bickering Results In Breaking Of State Law

DENVER -- House Republicans abandoned efforts to compromise on an early fight about the state budget Thursday, a move that leaves the Legislature in violation of state law.

The law tells the Legislature to pass a resolution by Feb. 1 to declare how much money it has to work with for next year's budget. It's a symbolic exercise because the Legislature gets updated predictions before it passes the real budget in April.

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