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Senator Ray Scott Responds to CDPHE Study on Oil and Gas

Senator Ray Scott Responds to CDPHE Study on Oil and Gas

DENVER - Following the unveiling of a study undertaken by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Senator Ray Scott (R-Grand Junction) issued the following response: “Democrats and environmental groups were somehow able to read through and digest a...

Statement from Leader Holbert on Preliminary Injunction

Statement from Leader Holbert on Preliminary Injunction

DENVER -- Senate Minority Leader Chris Holbert released the following statement in response to the recent ruling by Judge Goldberg granting a preliminary injunction: “We thank Judge Goldberg for his expeditious and informed decision in defense of the Colorado...

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...

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