Senate Republicans Cheer Demise of Unaffordable Energy Plan

Denver -- Top Senate Republicans today applauded the decision of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to rescind the Obama Administration’s October 2015 “Clean Power Plan” regulations, which were never authorized by Congress and have been challenged by a dozen state attorneys general, including Colorado Attorney General Coffman, as unlawful.

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Grantham Comments as Special Session Ends

Denver -- Senate President Kevin J. Grantham (R-Canon City) released the following statement today, upon conclusion of a special session in which no agreement on a bipartisan SB-267 fix was found.

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Grantham Blasts Proposal for Pay-to-Play Special Session

Denver -- Colorado Senate President Kevin J. Grantham (R-Canon City) today issued the following statement in response to Gov. John Hickenlooper's shocking proposal to let special taxing districts fund the "emergency" legislative session scheduled for next week, despite those districts having a direct financial interest in the outcome of deliberations. 

 Grantham responded as follows:

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Sonnenberg: This isn't the way government should work in Colorado

Denver -- Senate President Pro-Tem Jerry Sonnenberg (R-Sterling) released the following statement this evening in response to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s decision to call a special session of the Colorado General Assembly on Oct. 2:

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Grantham Commemorates 9/11/2001 Terror Attacks

Senate President Kevin J. Grantham released the following statement today to mark the 16th anniversary of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001:

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Real Bipartisanship Begins at Home, Governor

Denver — Statehouse Republicans have a number of questions they’d like to ask Gov. John Hickenlooper about the nominally “bipartisan” Obamacare rescue plan he rolled out last week in tandem with Ohio’s Republican Governor John Kasich. But because Hickenlooper hasn't seen fit to consult with them on the plan, they put some of their questions in a letter to Republican members of the US Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor and Pensions, in hope that they'll be asked when Hickenlooper testifies before the panel later today.

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Senators Blast Power Plant Closure Proposal

Denver — Two Republican state senators, including the Chairman of the Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy Committee, today blasted a proposal from Xcel Energy, announced Tuesday, that would prematurely shutter two of the state's most reliable energy producers, while pouring even more tax money into unreliable energy sources that may not meet the state's long-term needs for affordable and dependable base load power.

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Senate Republicans React to New Executive Order

Denver – Colorado Senate Republicans today expressed disappointment and dismay at Gov. John Hickenlooper’s surprise decision to circumvent state law and the democratic process by issuing a unilateral executive order significantly increasing the state’s existing emissions reduction goals.

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Grantham Issues Statement Celebrating Independence Day

Denver — Today, President Kevin J. Grantham (R-Canon City) issued a statement in honor of Independence Day:

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Senate Leaders Explain Opposition to Energy Office Funding Request

Denver— Senate President Kevin J. Grantham (R-Cañon City) and Assistant Majority Leader Ray Scott (R-Grand Junction) today released the following statements in response to the Joint Budget Committee's rejection, on a vote of 3-3, of the governor's supplemental funding request for the Colorado Energy Office. 

 

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