Education Tax Credits Would Further Empower Parents

Parents of school-age kids in Colorado could soon see their school choice options grow, following today’s passage by the Senate of SB15-045, which would give families that homeschool or choose private schools a tax credit they could put toward that education.

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Bill Offers Tax Relief for Disaster Victims

DENVER, Colo. -- Colorado has experienced more than its share of natural disasters in recent times. And such disasters can fall particularly hard on farmers and other agricultural operators, due to a quirk in the tax code that re-categorizes damaged parcels as non-agricultural land, subject to higher tax rates. 

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Putting Children Before Partisan Politics

DENVER, Colo. The Senate united yesterday behind bipartisan legislation aimed at ensuring that the process for determining shared parenting time for children in domestic cases is fair and in the best interest of the child.

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Senate Acts to Address Medical Care Shortage in Rural Colorado

A bipartisan bill designed to help increase the availability of quality health care in rural Colorado cleared another hurdle today with Senate passage of SB-197, which lessens burdensome state rules that can keep qualified Advanced Practice Registered Nurses from caring for these under-served populations. 

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Affordable Housing Barriers Get Bipartisan Attention

Lawmakers yesterday took the first bipartisan step toward addressing Colorado’s affordable housing and starter home crunch, when the Senate Business, Labor, and Technology Committee passed Senate Bill 177, the so-called construction defect reform law, on a 6 to 2 vote.

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House and Senate Resolve Spending Rift

“We promised Coloradans that we would not rubber stamp funding requests for programs that lacked accountability and transparency, and we didn’t,” Senate President Bill Cadman said today, after members of the Joint Budget Committee resolved an impasse over an un-budgeted supplemental spending request.

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Sen. Randy Baumgardner Americhicks Radio Show: Mar. 15

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Senate GOP Takes Measured, Real World Approach on Policing Improvements

A number of policing improvement bills introduced at the Statehouse today have bipartisan support as a result of close and productive consultations between bill sponsors from both parties. However, Republicans were more selective in the bills they supported or authored, believing that neither the police nor the public will be well-served by actions that aren’t tailored to conditions in Colorado.

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Senators on Mag-Ban: An Unenforceable Law is an Unnecessary Law

Senate Republicans today took another step towards restoring lost rights and rebuilding battered public trust by passing SB-175, a bipartisan bill repealing still-controversial magazine ammunition limits approved by Democrats in 2013. Prominent among the arguments in support of the repeal is that any law this incomprehensible and unenforceable must also be unnecessary.

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Cadman: Department of Insurance Breaks Promise to Coloradans

Senate President Bill Cadman released the following statement today in response to reports that the Colorado Department of Insurance will end the exemption for so called non-compliant health plans at the end of the year, effectively leaving an estimated 190,000 Coloradans without insurance and in the lurch.

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