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Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsJune 14, 20187min4770

Having seen Jared Polis’s misleading campaign ad attacking Cary Kennedy for the umpteenth time, I am sharing some direct insight about his claim that he “led” the effort to increase funding for every school in Colorado – and from where the actual leadership came.  I was the campaign manager for that effort – Amendment 23.  Cary Kennedy conceived the amendment, wrote it and led the effort to explain it, debate it and advocate for it.  Working with a crew of tenacious women, they fought for and won the Amendment 23 election.  Cary’s ability as citizen leader was clear:  She identified a problem, identified a solution and built momentum to fix it.


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Scott TiptonScott TiptonJune 13, 20185min3920

Western Colorado is home to vast natural resources that can and will power the economy through the 21st century and beyond if responsibly developed. It is the role of the federal government to monitor and manage the development of natural resources, which is why I recently hosted a House Natural Resources field hearing along with Chairman Rob Bishop to explore some of the untapped resources available on the Western Slope, and identify the steps that we can take to responsibly utilize them. 


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Shawn MartiniShawn MartiniJune 8, 20184min705

Colorado is a great state, a state that comes together to solve problems. There is a lot of mudslinging in politics right now, but there’s a potential statewide ballot measure that provides a breath of fresh air. The proposed initiative finds common ground across all party affiliations and unites both rural and urban Colorado communities to safeguard private property from government overreach.


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Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsJune 7, 20186min799

I am respectfully responding to my colleague and friend state Sen. John Cooke’s recent op-ed regarding the “red flag” legislation introduced this session.  Red flag laws save lives.  When a person is in crisis, loved ones and law enforcement are often the first to see signs that they pose a threat.  The bi-partisan proposal we brought forward this year would have established a process to temporarily remove firearms from individuals who pose a serious threat before they harm themselves or others.


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Walker StapletonWalker StapletonJune 7, 20186min857

Colorado’s roads and bridges have fallen into disrepair. The state’s growing population, history of underfunding transportation, and bureaucratic inefficiency have had real consequences for the condition of our infrastructure. As a result, Colorado has a $9 billion funding gap and maintenance backlog. These costs will only continue to grow the longer we neglect our transportation needs.