Yesterday began the 2010 Legislative session, which runs 120 days. This year, the budget will continue to be a major topic of debate. For information on the introduction and status of bills, legislators’ contact information, and calendar of proceedings, visit www.leg.state.co.us. Additionally, the Legislature’s research division, Colorado Legislative Council, has a new feature on their website entitled Legislative Research Fundamentals, with helpful information on researching laws and bills past and present. Finally, the current session’s House and Senate floor proceedings can be viewed online or on Comcast cable channel 165. Online viewing includes archived proceedings. Broadcast of the Senate is new this year. Committee hearings are available via streaming audio, however, these are not archived on the website, so past hearings need to be accessed from the Colorado State Archives.