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HISEY: Now it is up to the voter

HISEY: Now it is up to the voter

With the session over, the decision-making shifts to the voters who will decide at the ballot box. The legislature referred three measures to ballot, two constitutional changes and one tax increase. None of which does the legislature have the authority to implement on its own. Charitable Bingo and Raffles Amendment is the working title to an amendment that allows charitable organizations to obtain a charitable gaming license after three years as opposed to the current five-year rule and to hire a manager so long as they are paid no more than minimum wage. Yes, bingo is regulated in the Colorado Constitution.
HISEY: Some good news in the final week

HISEY: Some good news in the final week

First – good news for parental rights and homeschoolers, as well as a mea culpa from me. I wrote earlier that there was a homeschool exemption in SB20-163 as it left the Senate for the House. Turns out I was incorrect and several people let me know. Thank you, I do read the comments you send back. Given our interrupted session and as the bill was still working its way through the House, it seemed prudent to wait for the final vote to report back.
SONNENBERG: Northeast Colorado suffering from metro area decisions

SONNENBERG: Northeast Colorado suffering from metro area decisions

King Jared and Dean Williams have failed to protect Sterling Correctional Facility, leaving the residents of Northeast Colorado vulnerable. Safe in their ivory towers, the governor and his executive director of Colorado’s Department of Corrections sit congratulating themselves while the citizens of Northeastern Colorado are left to correct the mess of their colossal failures.
Senate Republicans Respond to Governor Polis’ Abuse of Power

Senate Republicans Respond to Governor Polis’ Abuse of Power

REMOTE LOCATIONS ACROSS COLORADO - In hearing the news of Governor Jared Polis' decision to unilaterally allocate $1.6 billion in CARES Act funds from the federal government, members of the Senate Republican caucus released the following statements: From Senator Bob...

Senator Smallwood Tests Positive for COVID-19

Senator Smallwood Tests Positive for COVID-19

DENVER – Senator Jim Smallwood (R-Parker) received results on Sunday, March 22, that confirmed he was positive for COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus. He released the following statement: “I want to first let everybody know that I’m currently feeling great....

LUNDEEN: No more kicking the can down the (potholed) road

LUNDEEN: No more kicking the can down the (potholed) road

For years — decades even — Coloradans have called upon the General Assembly to prioritize Colorado’s outdated transportation infrastructure. Our elected officials have for so long kicked this proverbial can down the (potholed) road that the Colorado Department of Transportation now has a backlog of anywhere from $7 billion to $9 billion in projects. To put that in perspective, that’s nearly a fourth of Colorado’s entire budget this year.
Leader Holbert Responds to Governor Polis’ Budget Proposal

Leader Holbert Responds to Governor Polis’ Budget Proposal

DENVER – Following Governor Jared Polis’ budget briefing this afternoon, Senate Minority Leader Chris Holbert (R-Douglas County) issued the following statement: “Governor Polis seems to have adjusted well from the deficit-spending of Washington D.C. to the budgetary...

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