Grantham Issues Statement Marking Pearl Harbor Anniversary

Denver - Today, Senate President-elect Kevin Grantham (R-Canon City) released the following statement in honor of Pearl Harbor Day:

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Senate Republicans Respond to Resignation of PUC Chairman

Denver -- Senate President-Elect Kevin Grantham (R-Canon City) issued the following statement today in response to news that the chairman of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission is resigning:

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New Committee Will Put Added Focus On Energy, Environment

Denver -- An expected shake-up in Washington also is reverberating through Colorado's Statehouse, where Senate President-Elect Kevin Grantham (R-Canon City) is creating a Select Committee on Energy and the Environment to shoulder some of the increased workload an evolving relationship with Washington could bring.

Grantham picked Senator Ray Scott (R-Grand Junction), from Colorado's energy-rich Western Slope, to chair the panel. Also appointed were Senators John Cooke (R-Greeley) and Senator-Elect Kevin Priola (R-Brighton), both of whom serve energy-impacted districts.

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Colorado Senate Republicans Announce Committee Assignments

Denver -- Colorado Senate Republicans today announced committee assignments for the 2017 legislative session. New Senate Majority Leader Chris Holbert (R-Parker) said they reflected the "more horizontal" management philosophy Senate Republicans will be using going forward. 

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Scott Blasts Energy Lease Cancellations

State Senator Ray Scott (R-Grand Junction) released the following statement today in response to the Department of Interior’s latest cancellation of energy leases in Colorado:  

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Republicans Keep Colorado Senate, Elect New Leaders

Denver -- Voters last week rejected any return to one party Democrat rule in Colorado by keeping Republicans in control of the State Senate. That means power will be shared under the Golden Dome for the third straight year. And it’s a senate winning streak Republicans haven’t enjoyed in nearly 20 years.

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Senate Republicans Choose Cooke as New Majority Whip

Colorado Senate Republicans today elected Senator John Cooke (R-Greeley) to serve as Majority Whip for the next two years, a job colleagues jokingly compared to “herding cats.” The Whip’s job is to track where colleagues stand on bills and ensure that the votes are there when needed.

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Colorado Senate Republicans Choose Leadership Thursday

Senate Republicans will meet Thursday, November 10th at 10 a.m. in Room 271 at the Capitol to select leadership.

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Senators Blast Obstructionists as Road Funding Bill Stalls Again

Denver -- Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Randy Baumgardner (R-Hot Sulphur Springs) reacted with disappointment Friday after a roadway revitalization bill, which already had bipartisan buy-in from the Transportation Legislation Review Committee, was summarily killed by Democrat leaders in a party-line vote in another committee, using transparently illegitimate procedural objections.

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Fort Collins Hosts Presidential Primary Forum Saturday

Denver – The Colorado Elections Study Group holds its fourth and final forum on the future of Colorado's presidential primary in Fort Collins on Saturday, between 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. at the Lory Student Center on the Campus of Colorado State University. This free event is open to the press and public. The participation of all interested parties -- Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, independents – is encouraged. 

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