Scott Committee Moved the Dial on the Energy Debate

DENVER -- As the representative of an energy-rich Western Colorado district, State Senator Ray Scott had an educational mission foremost in mind when he proposed creating a unique new committee at the General Assembly – the Select Committee on Energy and the Environment (or SCEE) -- that would examine energy and environmental issues broadly, holistically and dispassionately, rather than focusing on partisan fights over individual bills.

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Grantham Cheers the Selection of Coats as Chief Justice

DENVER -- On June 30, Colorado Supreme Court Associate Justice Nathan B. Coats assumed the post of Chief Justice after a vote of his fellow Associate Justice following the retirement of Chief Justice Nancy Rice, who has served as Chief Justice for 20 years.

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President Grantham’s Statement on President Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination

This morning, Colorado Senate President Kevin J. Grantham released the following statement regarding President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court:

“The decision to select Judge Brett Kavanaugh to become the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court was an excellent one. Kavanaugh’s extensive experience, principled dedication to the Constitution, and youthfulness are going to be valuable assets to the Court.

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Grantham Congratulates Winners: Calls for Republican Unity

DENVER -- Colorado Senate President Kevin J. Grantham (R-Canon City) this evening congratulated all the candidates who won primary elections Tuesday. He also called on fellow Republicans to rally and unify behind candidates who champion the limited government, pro-freedom principles that will steer Colorado clear of the California-like quagmire that awaits if Democrats remain politically dominant.

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Scott Spearheads Organization of “Share the Road Summit”

Grand Junction -- Colorado State Senator Ray Scott announced today that he is joining forces with The Colorado State Patrol and Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, among others, to organize a Share the Road Safety Summit in Fruita, CO on July 17th. The event, which is designed to spark on open discussion among stakeholders about how motorists and cyclists can more safely share the roads, comes in the wake of a number of tragic bicycle-auto collisions in Scott’s Western Slope district.

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Senator Scott Responds to Executive Order B 18 006

DENVER -- In response to Governor Hickenlooper's signing of Executive Order B 18 006, Senator Ray Scott (R-Grand Junction) has issued the following statement:

“Taking a look at the Executive Order, it’s difficult to see if Hickenlooper is the Governor of Colorado or California,” said Senator Scott. “The State of California’s average gas prices, utility costs, and cost of living is dramatically higher than the State of Colorado’s, which is why these policies should not be adopted, and certainly not by the overreaching pen of the Governor.”

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Republican-Led Pension Rescue Signed Into Law

DENVER -- Monday’s signing into law of Senate Bill-200 -- a bipartisan public pension rescue plan that Republicans made a top priority for the 2018 session -- marked the capstone of an extraordinarily productive and successful legislative session for Senate Republicans, who began the year promising big things and delivered on virtually every one of them, despite the challenges presented by having to operate in a politically divided Statehouse.

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Grantham Responds to Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling

Denver -- Colorado Senate President Kevin J. Grantham (R-Canon City) released the following statement today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop Case:

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Gardner Responds to Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling

Denver -- Colorado Springs Republican Senator Bob Gardner, who led the effort to reform the Colorado Civil Rights Commission in the 2018 legislative session, from his position as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case:

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Gardner Responds to Veto of Child Autopsy Bill

Denver -- Colorado Springs Republican Bob Gardner had the following to say today in response to Gov. John Hickenlooper's veto of SB-223:

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