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Working parents in Colorado won't be guaranteed time off from work to attend parent-teacher conferences.

Today state lawmakers effectively killed a bill that would have required businesses to give workers up to 15 hours of unpaid leave to attend such meetings and respond to emergencies at school. They put off final action on the bill until the day after the session ends, avoiding a vote on what became a controversial bill for Democrats.

Republicans had decried the measure as anti-business and the Democratic sponsor conceded there wasn't enough support for the measure even though Democrats control the House, as well as the Senate, this year.