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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Senate GOP Midsession Update

Republicans regained the majority in the Colorado Senate by promising to tighten the state’s purse strings, eliminate wasteful programs, hold government accountable and restore rights that were undermined during the 2013 “Reign of Error.”  We’ve worked diligently through the first half of this session to make good on those commitments, despite the challenges posed by a divided legislature.  We believe our policies offer a better path for building a better Colorado.

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Senators Turn Their Attention to School Safety

DENVER, Colo. – Lawmakers are crossing party lines at the Statehouse to support a pair of bills, co-authored by leaders in both bodies, aimed at enhancing public school safety in Colorado.

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Senate Republicans Use Petition to Keep Momentum Behind Mag Ban Repeal

DENVER, Colo – Senate Republicans are calling for reinforcements in their uphill battle to repeal a still-controversial ammunition magazine ban approved in 2013, with a petition calling on Gov. Hickenlooper and legislators to restore lost rights and respect for the U.S. Constitution by backing a bipartisan repeal bill, SB-175.

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Sen. Laura Woods Americhicks Radio Show: Mar. 8

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Senate Business, Labor, and Technology Committee Passes Bill to Aid Small Businesses

The Senate Business, Labor, and Technology committee approved a bill to provide regulatory relief to small businesses on a 6-3 vote this afternoon. Senate Bill 15-180, sponsored by Senator Tim Neville (R-Littleton)changes the penal procedure when a business violates a rule for the first time and provides opportunities for educational outreach.

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