House Democrats add funding for Colorado immigrant licenses, but clash looming with Senate GOP

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DENVER — Funding to support a program granting immigrant drivers a license regardless of their legal status moved out of the Colorado House, but its faces an uncertain future in the Senate.

The $166,000 comes at the request of the state Department of Revenue, which says the money is necessary to keep up with higher-than-expected demand for the licenses.

Republicans who control the Senate rejected the request that's included as part of a larger funding bill for the department. But Democrats in control of the House added back the funding request, setting up a clash with the Senate, which can stand by its position.

It could be weeks or months before the matter is settled.

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