Republicans Reload in Gun Rights Fight

Denver -- Senate Republicans moved on Wednesday to reverse one notorious gun rights restriction approved by Democrats during a period of one party rule, while extending new rights by allowing active or honorably discharged military personnel between 18 and 21 years of age to carry a concealed firearm if they get a permit. 

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Cadman Responds to Naming of New Lieutenant Governor

Colorado Senate President Bill Cadman (R-Colorado Springs) today released the following statement in response to Gov. Hickenlooper’s nomination of Donna Lynne to be Lieutenant Governor:

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2016 Senate GOP Midsession Update

In 2016 the Colorado Senate Republicans have continued to cut government regulations, promote economic growth & protect the vulnerable with their legislative agenda.                                                                                                                                                                                           Click here to learn more about the legislative successes of the Senate GOP.
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State’s Regulatory Addiction Prompts GOP Intervention

Denver -- Colorado ratepayers won a preliminary but significant victory against overreaching federal regulators Thursday, when a Senate committee approved a measure, SB-157, that halts all work on President Obama's "Clean Power Plan" by state agencies pending the lifting of a "stay" imposed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Kudos for Crowder Continue to Roll In

Denver -- Republican Senator Larry Crowder (R-Alamosa) today received the Legislative Excellence Award from LiveWell Colorado, in recognition of his consistent support for policies that promote healthier eating and living in the state.   

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Cadman Responds to Latest Hospital Provider Fee Opinion

Denver -- Senate President Bill Cadman (R-Colorado Springs) today issued the following response to a memo from Colorado’s attorney general on the hospital provider fee question:

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Republicans Are Resolute: Just Say “No” to Gitmo Colorado

Denver -- Statehouse Republicans today sent a loud and clear message of opposition to any plans to bring terrorist detainees from Guantanamo to Colorado. They introduced a Senate Joint Resolution (SJR16-011), signed and cosponsored by every Republican in both chambers, calling on Gov. John Hickenlooper to refuse any overtures from the Obama administration aimed at buying or leasing any state-owned facility for a purpose declared illegal by Congress.     

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Workforce Development Again Front and Center

Denver -- Picking up where they left off last session, lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled a package of 10 bipartisan bills aimed at bolstering Colorado"s workforce development resources, with an emphasis on getting business more directly involved in training and mentoring students.

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Workforce Development Gets Bipartisan Boost Wednesday

Lawmakers on Wednesday will continue last session's efforts to bolster the state's workforce development resources, with a noon press conference in the West Foyer of the Capitol. Leaders from both chambers and parties will be in attendance, along with bill sponsors, as the package of bills is made public.

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Cadman Objects to Continuation of "Clean Power Plan" Hearings

Colorado Senate President Bill Cadman (R-Colorado Springs) today issued the following statement, objecting to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s decision to continue "Clean Power Plan" hearings despite a Supreme Court stay on further federal action issued 10 days ago:   

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