Colorado state legislators Lori Saine and Vicki Marble plan to introduce a resolution this session directed to Congress and calling for a states convention to amend the U.S. Constitution in order to reduce the power of the federal government. “They usually just put state resolutions through the paper shredder, you know?” said Marble on Thursday. […]
Archive | March, 2017
Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed U.S. Air Force Major General Michael A. Loh as Colorado’s new adjutant general, the governor’s office announced Friday. Loh will also serve as executive director of the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
Assistant Senate Majority Leader Ray Scott, a Grand Junction Republican, swung hard at Gov. John Hickenlooper this week, criticizing the Democrat’s embrace of a “clean energy future” for Colorado in the face of President Donald Trump’s move to halt federal efforts to combat climate change.
In a prelude to the introduction of his “Clean Air, Healthy Kids Act,” on Wednesday, Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet delivered a trademark floor speech in which he sought to underline what he sees as another in the steady stream of absurd turns taken by policymakers in Washington. His target this time was the executive […]
Assistant House Minority Leader Cole Wist, a Centennial Republican, says he’s committed to both of the bipartisan construction-defects bills before the Legislature despite concerns expressed by a coalition of business leaders, adding that his decades of experience as a high-stakes litigator lead him to believe an agreement could be at hand.
State Rep. Joe Salazar, Democrat from Thornton, has taken the lead in Colorado in rolling out legislation meant to defend state residents against Trump-era federal government overreach. On Facebook Thursday, Salazar said he might run an amendment to the state budget “long bill” next week in response to the Tuesday vote on Capitol Hill to […]
A bill that enables doctors to prescribe medical marijuana to PTSD patients has gained momentum in the Legislature this year, passing the Senate with broad support on a 34-1 vote and now pressing forward with similar agreement in the House. Sponsored by state Sen. Irene Aguilar, D-Denver, and state Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Boulder, SB 17 […]
On Friday, the Senate is scheduled to act on two closely watched elections bills sponsored by Centennial Republican Jack Tate. As The Statesman has reported, the first, Senate Bill 71, proposes to reallocate resources during the early voting period, shutting down some voter service centers in the first lightly trafficked week in the state’s largest […]
ProgressNow Colorado says it plans to buy U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s internet browsing history once it goes on the market and share it with the public in response to the Yuma Republican’s vote last week to allow internet service providers to sell customers’ data without their permission.
U.S. Rep. Ken Buck won praise from President Donald Trump on Twitter Thursday afternoon for an opinion article the Windsor Republican published in support of legislation the House GOP abandoned last week to overhaul parts of the nation’s health care system.