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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...

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...

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