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Executive Assistant to President Kevin Grantham

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Executive Assistant to the Majority Leader

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Digital Communications Director

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Charles Heatherly

Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives

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Jason Helland

Policy Director 

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Elizabeth Lemont

Budget Analyst

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Marisa Bayless

Policy Analyst

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Nate Larkin

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commented 2018-04-05 17:59:57 -0600 · Flag
Dear Colorado Senate Republicans,

The CBS Money Watch report “The Nine States Where Teachers Have It Worst,” listed our fair Colorado as the fifth worst state for teachers. While this is no surprise to me, as I’ve taught in Colorado for sixteen years, I know my elected representatives are regrettably and dangerously unaware or in denial about the looming (if not current) education crisis resulting from a lack of teacher funding, respect, and autonomy.

With PERA under attack, a new (and unnecessary, if not humiliating) evaluation system in the works, and a refusal from our state to find ways to adequately (not even competitively) fund our school systems, we are now at a critical moment— not just we teachers— but all stakeholders who hope for safe, prosperous, and well-educated communities.

Please….fix TABOR. Raise taxes. My gosh— rent is skyrocketing, the home market is ablaze (and has been for years), our state is booming—- why in the world are we the FIFTH worst state for teachers? It’s not just embarrassing— It’s so much worse than that. It’s me putting sixteen years of work into our Colorado high schools and still not having enough at the end of the month to put into savings. This is real for your teachers. It is punishing to work in Colorado as a public servant. At least, as a public servant in education.

Please check out the now nationally-recognized shameful Colorado reality: “The 9 states where teachers have it worst” CBS News. Money Watch. Apr 3, 2018.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Dana Zilliox
1366 Garfield Street #508
Denver, CO
80206
commented 2018-03-14 08:13:24 -0600 · Flag
EQUIP OUR KIDS TO MAKE GOOD DECISIONS!

If we can teach our kids how to “safe” a penis with the proper use of a condom…

why don’t we teach them how to properly safe & clear a firearm?

Responsible gun ownership
&
Firearm Safety

…should receive as much attention in public school curriculum as “safe sex” does!
commented 2018-02-25 09:04:45 -0700 · Flag
I want to see meaningful gun control legislation passed this session. At the bare minimum, universal background checks and a ban on semi-automatic rifles. Anything less is callous. We will be watching the progress toward a safer culture.
commented 2018-02-22 11:22:47 -0700 · Flag
Why doesn’t Senator Owen Hill have a telephone number I can call?

Why is he asking I send official feedback to a gmail account?

What year is this?

Oh right, he is hiding form the public because he supports lifting the ban on extended clips.
commented 2018-01-28 15:21:12 -0700 · Flag
We know…..what about NO way, Moochers & Anchor Leeches
commented 2018-01-27 18:00:22 -0700 · Flag
How about requiring ALL immigrants, from any country, being required to have a natural born American citizen as a sponsor. This eliminates any question of racism. This sponsor would be responsible for getting the immigrant into the naturalization process, and also as an accompliss in crimes. No sponsor, no citizenship, no license, no free benefits.
commented 2017-05-04 08:19:31 -0600 · Flag
We just need a Republican Senator to propose a change in the sales tax bill to a fuel tax or propose a new bill. If it can pass the Senate it would pass the House and then citizens could vote on it this Fall or Fall 2018. The money needs to be spent effectively. We sure could use more maintenance and improvements on roads. Would need to spread the money out over State too.
commented 2017-05-03 12:26:11 -0600 · Flag
A fuel tax makes perfect sense. Our gas tax hasn’t been increased in 25 years. Do we think our roads have stayed in the same condition for that long, or that increased capacity hasn’t been needed?
commented 2017-05-02 20:37:51 -0600 · Flag
How about allowing us to vote on a fuel tax for Colorado roads and bridges?
commented 2017-05-02 13:39:50 -0600 · Flag
This non-sense has to stop. Get a roads deal done, period. There’s no money in the budget to make it work and it’s unbelievably irresponsible to borrow against the future expected revenue increases, and even leverage state buildings. How does that make any sense compared to allowing the voters to decide whether to raise taxes? That’s why TABOR is there to allow for votes on tax increases.

This all about a couple of people preening and looking tough on taxes, basically putting their self-interest above the state’s interests and just denying math. If you have the courage of your convictions in an alternate no-tax increase plan requiring budget items to be prioritized to pay for fixing roads without a tax hike, tell people exactly what is getting prioritized-out and how that money is going to pay for the roads loan being floated. Don’t talk tough, be tough and tell us how math works in your World.
commented 2017-04-21 06:23:55 -0600 · Flag
If not a sales tax increase for transportation, how about a fuel tax?
commented 2017-04-06 10:54:54 -0600 · Flag
Please pass HB1230 to protect Colorado law enforcers from federal overreach.
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/04/04/its-not-the-job-of-communities-to-enforce-federal-immigration-laws/
commented 2017-03-31 10:25:28 -0600 · Flag
People who live in the metro Denver area, or anywhere really up and down the I-25 corridor, have an obligation to the rural parts of Colorado to see that they thrive and are not relegated to second-class citizenship. I believe we have failed our rural communities in the past. It is shameful that we may cut funding to help rural hospitals survive, for both economic and health care reasons. It likewise is shameful that we may fund more pollution and congestion generating roads in the metro Denver area, but allow rural highways and roads to disintegrate due to lack of support. Please, when considering the 2018 budget, keep the needs of our rural communities in mind. As for the transportation sales tax, I will vote against it in the election unless at least 50% of the projected revenue is relegated to mass transit improvement rather than highway widening.
commented 2017-03-24 10:55:27 -0600 · Flag
Please voice your opposition to the senate Bill 17-188 removing the tax credit for electric vehicles. The fact the Americans for Prosperity (aka the Koch Petrochemical Empire) supports these kinds of tax “reforms” should make you run in the opposite direction. I want to buy an electric vehicle and the tax credit makes it possible. Without it, I will not purchase one.
commented 2017-03-10 15:28:37 -0700 · Flag
Senators
I am opposed to
HB17-1122
Gender Identification On Birth Certificates
We do not need legislation to create unnecessary confusion in society.
commented 2017-03-09 07:56:40 -0700 · Flag
I am in favor of the proposed sales tax increase to improve transportation. However, I am not in favor of widening roads or building new ones, as this encourages people to drive their cars and only creates more pollution, congestion, and harm to the environment. I want the sales tax increase to be used to make public transportation more comprehensive and accessible, thereby encouraging people to abandon their cars for routine transportation needs.
commented 2017-02-28 18:10:26 -0700 · Flag
Senator Owen Hill… I’d like you to withdraw HB17-1014, The Anti-Secret Ballot Bill. This bill violates 100 years of anti electioneering laws! The bill permits voters to photograph their voted official ballot and share that as well, say on Twitter or Facebook. Or send a copy of their ballot to their employer or county chair. It essentially invites union bosses, church ministers, the county sheriff, employers, county chairs, etc. to make it clear that loyal supporters/members/employees should post proof of how they voted. This is not good for Colorado! Pull it please!
commented 2017-02-09 22:57:23 -0700 · Flag
Hello Senator Neville, I am a resident of Senate District 16. Please support the legislation working its way through the Colorado Legislature on furthering protections for survivors of domestic violence. I don’t know when it will reach your desk but housing and safety for survivors and their children are very important considerations and I hope you will support them. Thank you Mary Jane Vinette. If I have made two posts I apologize but this is the first time I have used your site and it looks like the first one didn’t go through.
commented 2017-02-07 00:56:26 -0700 · Flag
Please vote No on SB17-003: “Repeal Colorado Health Benefit Exchange.” Thousands of people would be without health insurance if this goes through.
commented 2017-02-06 15:48:08 -0700 · Flag
Please do not approve Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary. The lack of experience is overwhelming. Make a better choice for the children of this country. One of you stand up and be a hero
commented 2017-02-06 14:19:28 -0700 · Flag
Please do not approve Betsy DeVos. She has no educational experience and is unqualified for the position as Education Secretary. Please think about American citizens rather than bowing down to Trump. Be strong, do the right thing for the country
commented 2017-02-06 13:20:24 -0700 · Flag
Please vote NO on SB17 003 to repeal the Colorado Health Exchange. This would send the responsibility to the Fed Gov’t and we all know what the leaders in Congress, the Senate and the President think about providing health care
commented 2017-01-25 09:44:46 -0700 · Flag
Our Constitution is unraveling. Our Civil Rights are being trampled upon. Seriously, what is the motivation or reasoning here? Are they proposing or advocating “Unpeaceful Protests”, “Uncivil Disobedience”? Possibly giving license to use violence against peaceful protesters? Paramilitary intervention? Martial Law?
Don’t blink folks, this is getting very serious. Never forget Kent State!!!
Colorado is one of the states proposing legislation to criminalize “peaceful” protest.
Please share. Contact your representatives, ALL of them, over and over again. Frightening and real.
They’re opening a can of worms, the effect which they can not predict or control.

https://theintercept.com/2017/01/23/lawmakers-in-eight-states-have-proposed-laws-criminalizing-peaceful-protest/
commented 2017-01-17 19:55:14 -0700 · Flag
My husband and I will be attending the Women’s March in Denver this Saturday morning. We are very concerned about the Trump presidency and the connections to Russia.
commented 2017-01-09 09:17:06 -0700 · Flag
Don’t help Donald Trump take away health coverage from thousands of Coloradans.
Don’t help Donald Trump demonize immigrants and people of color.
Don’t try to take away abortion rights (again).
Don’t hold public schools hostage to further a political agenda.
Don’t make it easier to send unvaccinated kids to Colorado schools.
Do something about TABOR’s fiscal chokehold on the state.
Do something about neighborhoods and schools threatened by oil and gas drilling.
commented 2016-12-29 16:34:35 -0700 · Flag
Addiction has long been classified by medical societies as a disease. The American Society of Addiction Medicine, Psychologist, and many others are in agreement that it is a chronic brain disease. Why then does our society punish addicts with criminal behaviour charges? Would we lock someone up because they have Aids or Cancer or any other chronic disease? Do we treat those with smoking related (self inflicted in the beginning) diseases as criminals? NO! Hundreds of thousands of lives are completely destroyed because as a society we can’t find a way to help addicts other than to incarcerate them. That has been proven time and time again not to work and it is wrong. Look at the recidivism rates for addicts. Does it have something to do with the private/government money making prison industries? We as a Country can and need to do better than this. These laws need to be changed and the money funneled into the prison industry needs to be funneled into treatment of those afflicted. If we can spend $60,000/yr to house an inmate, why can’t we spend that $60,000/yr to help an individual that has succumbed to addiction?
commented 2016-08-09 13:50:39 -0600 · Flag
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commented 2016-08-09 13:49:05 -0600 · Flag
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