Democratic state Sen. Kerry Donovan, whose district includes the proposed Battle Mountain-Meadow Mountain land swap, ran on a platform last fall that called for maintaining the status quo managing federal public lands in Colorado.

However, she helped run the successful, bipartisan House Bill 15-1225 this past session. It provides state funding and expertise to towns and counties looking to have greater input on federal land-use decisions that have an impact on local communities.

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