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Senator Bob Rankin Announces his Resignation

Senator Bob Rankin Announces his Resignation

DENVER– This morning, Senator Bob Rankin (R - Carbondale) announced his resignation from the Colorado State Senate, effective January 10th. Senator Rankin was appointed to serve in the State Senate in 2019 and reelected in 2020, having first been elected to the State...

Colorado Senate Republicans Elect New Leadership

Colorado Senate Republicans Elect New Leadership

DENVER – Today, the Colorado Senate Republicans held their caucus leadership elections for the 74th General Assembly. Colorado Senate Republicans elected the following positions: Minority Leader: Paul Lundeen (R - Monument) Assistant Minority Leader: Bob Gardner (R -...

Senate Republican Caucus Elects New Leadership

Senate Republican Caucus Elects New Leadership

DENVER– Tonight, the Colorado Senate Republican caucus elected a new leadership team. The Colorado Republicans elected Senator John Cooke (R - Greeley) as the new Minority Leader, and Senator Bob Gardner (R - Colorado Springs) as the new Assistant Minority Leader. The...

Senate Minority Leader Chris Holbert Announces His Resignation

Senate Minority Leader Chris Holbert Announces His Resignation

DENVER– This morning, Senate Minority Leader Chris Holbert (R - Douglas County) announced his resignation from the State Senate, effective midnight, Tuesday, May 31st, 2022.  In preparation for his resignation, Senator Holbert will step down as Senate Minority...

Community Safety Investment Act Passes Unanimously in the Senate

Community Safety Investment Act Passes Unanimously in the Senate

DENVER– Today, Senate Bill 22-145, the Community Safety Investment Act, passed unanimously on third readings in the Senate. The bill is a bipartisan collaboration between Senator John Cooke (R - Greeley) and Senator Janet Buckner (D - Aurora). The bill will create...

$500M in School Funding Stripped from State Budget

$500M in School Funding Stripped from State Budget

DENVER – Last night, the Democrat-controlled Conference Committee on HB22-1329, the state budget, or Long Bill, rejected an amendment that appropriated $503,267,250 to fully fund Colorado’s education system by paying off the Budget Stabilization Factor without raising...

Geothermal Energy Bill Passes in the Senate

Geothermal Energy Bill Passes in the Senate

DENVER– Today, Senate Bill 22-118, Encouraging the use of Geothermal Energy Use, passed the Senate on third readings. The legislation, Sponsored by Senator Woodward (R - Loveland) and Senator Hinrichsen (D - Pueblo) will change the current statute to promote the use...

Democrats Kill Energy Development Joint Resolution

Democrats Kill Energy Development Joint Resolution

DENVER– This afternoon, Democrats in the Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee killed Senate Joint Resolution 22-008 concerning Colorado Energy Development.  The Resolution, sponsored by Senators Sonnenberg (R - Sterling) and Cooke (R -...

Colorado Senate Republicans United in Opposition to HB22-1279

Colorado Senate Republicans United in Opposition to HB22-1279

DENVER-- The fifteen members of the Colorado Senate Republican caucus have each independently reached the decision to stand in opposition to House Bill 22-1279.        The bill seeks to make Colorado the most radical abortion state in the Union. Should it pass, the...

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