Senators Mourn Passing of Teen Who Inspired "Jack's Law"

Denver, CO -- The passion and conviction State Senators Chris Holbert (R-District 30) and Vicki Marble (R-District 23) poured into last session’s passage of "Jack's Law," a measure requiring school districts to adopt policies allowing parents or adult guardians to administer medical marijuana on school grounds, sprang in part from their personal affection for Jack Splitt, the cool and feisty 15-year-old for whom the law is named. So news of Jack’s death this week hit Holbert, Marble and other supporters of the groundbreaking law especially hard.

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Elections Study Group Holds Pueblo Forum Friday

Denver – The third in a series of four statewide forums on the future of Colorado's presidential primary takes place in Pueblo Friday, between 2:00 and 4:00 PM at the Rawlings Public Library. The participation of all interested parties -- Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, independents – is encouraged.

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Baumgardner Helps Deliver "Big Check" for Historical Preservation

Hayden, Colo -- Preservation work at Hayden's historic Solandt Memorial Hospital got a huge boost earlier this week when Colorado State Senator Randy Baumgardner (R-Hot Sulphur Springs) joined other dignitaries in presenting the facility with a "big check" from History Colorado, the state's historical preservation fund.

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Elections Study Group Takes Discussion Statewide

Denver – A debate about the future of Colorado's presidential primary will continue through the summer, it was announced today, with the scheduling of 3 more meetings of the Colorado Elections Study Group, in Pueblo, Grand Junction and Ft Collins.

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Cooke Questions University's Support for Free Speech

Denver – Colorado State Senator John Cooke (R-Greeley) today made public the following letter, which he wrote to University of Northern Colorado President Kay Norton in response to a media report raising questions about that school's commitment to protecting free speech and open debate on campus:

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Elections Study Group Questionnaire

Denver – Coloradans who either supported or opposed two presidential primary bills introduced and then defeated late in the 2016 legislative session will have an opportunity to renew the discussion throughout the summer. A task force created by Republican lawmakers to further study the issue will be holding meetings the next few months. 

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Education Options for Disabled Students Poised to Expand

Denver – Students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) run a high risk of being left out of today's labor force due to a lack of educational opportunities after they graduate high school. But that's about to change for IDD students in Colorado, thanks to a bill, authored by Senate President Bill Cadman (R-Colorado Springs) and Senator John Cooke (R-Greeley), that was signed into law June 6th by Gov. John Hickenlooper.

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Elections Study Group Hosts First Meeting Saturday

Denver – Coloradans who either supported or opposed two presidential primary bills introduced and then defeated late in the 2016 legislative session will have an opportunity to renew the discussion this Saturday, June 11, when a task force created by Republican lawmakers to further study the issue holds its first meeting. Press and public are encouraged to attend.

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Martinez Humenik Leads on Health Care Reform

Thornton, CO - Senator Beth Martinez Humenik (R – District 24) had two major policy initiatives signed into law by the Governor last week, both are common sense reforms that will cut costs while helping Coloradoans live better, healthier lives.

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Martinez Humenik Gives Urban Renewal Reform a Renovation

Denver -- Lawmakers don't always get it right the first time. Sometimes it's necessary for the General Assembly to revisit and revise flaws in existing laws that may have seemed good in theory but proved unworkable in practice.

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