Senate Leaders Ask Governor to Disavow Rogue Rulemaking

Denver -- Senate President Kevin Grantham (R-Canon City) and Senate Transportation Committee Chairman John B. Cooke (R-Greeley) today released a letter they sent to Colorado Governor Hickenlooper, asking him to disavow the state Air Quality Control Commission’s (AQCC) new plan to adopt California’s Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) rules and Electric Vehicle (EV) sales mandates.

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President Grantham's Response to Senator Kagan's Workplace Harassment Complaint

Senate President Kevin J. Grantham issued the following statement today in response to Senator Beth Martinez Humenik's decision to release results of a workplace harassment complaint she filed against Senator Daniel Kagan last session. The investigation found evidence that Kagan had on numerous times visited the women's restroom at the Capitol, despite having been confronted by the Senator about the issue. The report also indicates that Senate Democrat caucus leadership wa made aware of this behavior on more than one occasion and did not take the allegations seriously.

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CPR Media Report Was Misleading

Denver -- Colorado Senate Republicans today raised objections to a Colorado Public Radio report, appearing Tuesday, that falsely suggested Senate Majority Leader Chris Holbert and other lawmakers made jokes on social media about allegations of sexual misconduct that have emerged in the Brett Kavanaugh case.

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An Orwellian Definition of “Democracy in Action”

By Senator John B. Cooke

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Correction to August 22 Press Release

A press release sent out on August 22, recounting our successful efforts to raise private grassroots funding to commission a painting of President Trump for inclusion in the Hall of Portraits at the Colorado State Capitol, erroneously credited former Democrat Representative Dorothy Butcher with a donation she did not make. We apologize for the error. But we remain grateful to the other Dorothy Butcher for her generous support for the cause.

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Grantham Lauds Exemplary Service of Senator John McCain

DENVER -- Colorado Senate President Kevin J. Grantham (R-Canon City) today released the following statement in response to Saturday's passing away of Arizona Republican Senator John McCain:

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Scott To Co-Host Town Hall Focused on Roadway Safety

GRAND JUNCTION – Can motorists and bicyclists peacefully coexist and safely share the roads?

That will be the focus of a forum next Monday, August 27, from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm at the Grand Junction City Hall Auditorium, co-hosted by State Senator Ray Scott and Rep. Yeulin Willet, in conjunction with Mesa County's Sheriff Matt Lewis and Captain Matt Ozanic from the Colorado State Patrol. Join us for an open discussion on "Rules Of The Road" with motorists and cyclists. Our hosts will answer questions and provide statistics on auto/bike incidents, as well as an overview of current Colorado State Law.

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Grantham Hand Delivers Check to Fund Trump Portrait

DENVER – What began one morning on a whim ended in unimagined success Wednesday, when Colorado Senate President Kevin J. Grantham (R-Canon City) delivered a $9,000 check to a group that commissions the presidential portraits that hang in Colorado’s Capitol rotunda. That means work can begin on a portrait of the 45th President, Donald J. Trump, answering critics who claimed that the $10,000 in private funds required to pay for the painting couldn’t be raised due to a lack of support for the President.    

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Grantham Seeks Apology for Putin Portrait Incident

DENVER -- Colorado Senate President Kevin J. Grantham (R-Canon City) today said he believes a public apology to all Coloradans is in order from perpetrators of a July 26 incident in which a portrait of Vladimir Putin was placed under the Capitol rotunda, in a spot where President Trump's portrait is slated to hang. While some dismissed the episode as a "prank," it violated longstanding Statehouse tradition of not using public spaces in the building for partisan protests or displays.

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Cooke Urges Governor to Postpone Costly Vehicle Mandates

DENVER -- Colorado’s Senate Republicans today applauded EPA's proposed new federal vehicle emissions standards for 2021 to 2026, changes that include a repeal of the “California waiver” allowing that state to have a separate set of emissions standards.

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