Apr 26, 2013 7:17 AM by Jeff Langan
DENVER (AP) - Colorado Democrats are closing in on a possible showdown with the governor over a labor measure.
House and Senate negotiators planned to meet Friday morning to hammer out differences on a bill to enhance labor rights for professional firefighters. The bill would apply even to communities that have voted to ban collective bargaining by firefighters.
The measure is a similar version of a proposal vetoed in 2009 by former Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter. Gov. John Hickenlooper has threatened to veto this year's version, too.
Both chambers must agree to the exact wording of a bill before sending it to the governor.