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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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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