CO Legislature Tackles the Priorities First

It's nice to know that the Colorado legislature is getting into the important things early.

"PeeGate," as lobbyists called it, has been the talk of the Gold Dome all week after coffee-swilling regulars showed up for the session only to find their favorite bathrooms now required an electronic pass provided to lawmakers and their staffs. The bathrooms, unmarked and used only by Capitol regulars, previously had push-button locks and codes that had stayed the same for years.

Some bathrooms sprinkled throughout the building remained open, but that important fact wasn't clear in the confusion of opening day on Wednesday and an uproar ensued.

The state spent nearly $40,000 on electronic locks for the bathroom doors. Heaven forbid that state legislators have to mix with the riff-raff while they pee.