2019 Committee Assignments Announced

DENVER - Colorado Senate Republican Minority Leader Chris Holbert announced committee assignments for the first session of the 72nd General Assembly, which is set to begin on Friday, January 4th, 2019.

"I have full confidence in these Republican Senators to represent their constituents well on the issues that matter most to them," said Minority Leader Chris Holbert (R-Douglas County). "I look forward to working with our team to ensure that Colorado government provides the services that our taxpaying customers expect without raising taxes."

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President Grantham's Update on Secretary of the Senate

DENVER - Senate President Kevin J. Grantham issued the following statement regarding the situation surrounding the Secretary of the Senate:

“I am glad to announce that a resolution has been reached in the situation regarding the Secretary of the Senate. Effective today, December 7, Effie Ameen has resigned her post as Secretary of the Colorado State Senate, and an appropriate separation package was arranged in acknowledgment and appreciation for her 17 years spent working hard for the citizens of Colorado.

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President Grantham's Response to Colorado Supreme Court Decision

DENVER - In response to the Colorado Supreme Court's decision to decline Governor Hickenlooper's Interrogatories regarding TABOR and the Gallagher Amendment, Colorado Senate President Kevin J. Grantham provided the following statement:

“The Colorado Supreme Court made the right decision today in recognizing the will of the voters by refusing to legislate from the bench. Governor Hickenlooper’s decision to subvert the will of Colorado voters via the courts with the final breath of his administration has been recognized for what it is: a political stunt. We are proud to stand behind the will of Colorado voters and will continue to do so.”

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President Grantham's Statement on the Beginning of Hanukkah

DENVER - Colorado Senate President Kevin J. Grantham released the following statement on the beginning of Hanukkah:

“We would like to wish all Jewish Coloradans - and Americans - a very happy Hanukkah. May this joyous holiday bring warmth to your families, and may we all be vigilant in protecting every American’s right to peacefully practice whatever religion they subscribe to without fear of persecution.

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President Grantham's Statement on the passing of U.S. President George H.W. Bush

DENVER - Colorado Senate President Kevin J. Grantham issued the following statement after hearing of the passing of former United States President George H.W. Bush on Friday night:

"Remembered by his graciousness, selflessness, and kindness, President George H.W. Bush set the gold standard for public service in our nation. A true class act in every sense of the phrase. Colorado sends the Bush family its deepest condolences and may we all cherish the thought of the reunion happening tonight between Barbara and George in the presence of God."

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President Grantham’s Statement on the Secretary of the Senate

DENVER – This morning, Colorado Senate President Kevin J. Grantham issued the following statement regarding Senate Minority Leader Leroy Garcia’s misstep in attempting to terminate the employment of Secretary of the Senate Effie Ameen:

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Lawmakers Meet Milestone on Workplace Harassment Update

DENVER – The Executive Committee of the Colorado General Assembly today gave unanimous bipartisan approval to long-awaited updates to the legislature’s workplace misconduct and harassment policies, completing a critical first phase in a rewrite of the rules launched by the Senate President in November of 2017. The vote comes after months of deliberations by a special bipartisan task force. The Executive Committee made the changes that were within its power to make: any additional measures will have to be approved by the Assembly as a whole when it reconvenes in January.

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Senate Republicans Elect New Leaders

DENVER -- Colorado Senate Republicans elected a group of new leaders today as the ramp-up begins for a 2019 legislative session.

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Grantham Responds to Tuesday's Election Results

DENVER -- Colorado Senate President Kevin J. Grantham (R-Canon City) released the following statement today, after Republicans lost control of the Colorado Senate Tuesday.   

 

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Grantham Responds to Governor's Final Budget Proposal

DENVER -- Senate President Kevin J. Grantham (R-Canon City) issued the following statement today in response to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s final budget proposal. Grantham said that nothing in the preliminary budget he saw stood out as particularly surprising, though he did fault the Governor for taking a “see no evil” approach to the potential fiscal implications of several big ticket items on the ballot this fall.

 

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