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Small Businesses Face a Big Hurdle, but Democrats Kill the Happy Medium

Small Businesses Face a Big Hurdle, but Democrats Kill the Happy Medium

DENVER – This afternoon, Senate Democrats killed Senator Rob Woodward’s (R-Loveland) Senate Bill 19-131, which would have simplified and reduced sales tax remittances for small business owners. The bill exempts Colorado businesses that sell less than $100,000 worth of...

Senator Cooke Issues Response to Killing of Senate Bill 53

Senator Cooke Issues Response to Killing of Senate Bill 53

DENVER – This afternoon, Senate Democrats killed Senate Bill 19-053, Assistant Minority Leader John Cooke’s (R-Greeley) legislation to ban the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission from implementing California emissions standards – or any other standards that exceed...

Senator Sonnenberg Introduces Ballot Measure to Fund Schools

Senator Sonnenberg Introduces Ballot Measure to Fund Schools

DENVER – This afternoon, Senator Jerry Sonnenberg (R-Sterling) introduced a resolution to place a ballot measure on the 2020 ballot to allow the General Assembly to transfer lottery proceeds from Greater Outdoors Colorado fund to the state’s education fund. “We have...

Democrats Kill Legislation to Give Teachers Tax Relief

Democrats Kill Legislation to Give Teachers Tax Relief

DENVER – Senate Democrats killed Senator Owen Hill’s (R-Colorado Springs) Senate Bill 19-060, which would have increased the tax credit for educators who purchase supplies for their classrooms – from $250 to $750. The legislation, which was supported by the Colorado...

Senator Cooke Responds to CADA Lawsuit

Senator Cooke Responds to CADA Lawsuit

DENVER - This morning, Senator John Cooke (R-Greeley) responded to the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association lawsuit regarding Colorado's adoption of California low-emission vehicle standards. "I strongly support the lawsuit filed this week by the 260 members of the...

Senate Democrats Buck Polis, Kill Effort to Lower Taxes

Senate Democrats Buck Polis, Kill Effort to Lower Taxes

DENVER – This afternoon, Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee killed Senator Jerry Sonnenberg’s (R-Sterling) Senate Bill 19-055, which would lower Colorado’s income tax rate from 4.63% to 4.49%. “I believe that Coloradans can spend that money better than the...

Change of Heart: Safe Haven Education Bill Moves Forward

Change of Heart: Safe Haven Education Bill Moves Forward

Photo: Linda Prudhomme, Executive Director of Colorado Safe Haven for Newborns, testifies to the Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee on January 16th, 2018 in favor of Senate Bill 19-025. DENVER – Just a week after Senate Democrats “played games with...

Democrats Say No to Bus Rides and Teacher Bonuses

Democrats Say No to Bus Rides and Teacher Bonuses

DENVER – This afternoon, Senate Democrats on the Senate Education Committee voted to move forward with legislation to eliminate transportation options for students living in poverty, alongside voting against providing bonuses for teachers for good performance. Senate...

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