Citizen legislature vs. child support? Lawmaker’s court hearing points to problems

Author: Marianne Goodland - July 23, 2018 - Updated: July 25, 2018

State Rep. Tim Leonard told a judge that he's too busy as a lawmaker to get another job that could help him pay his $2,500 per month in court-ordered family support obligations.

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Marianne Goodland

Marianne Goodland

Marianne Goodland is the chief legislative reporter for Colorado Politics. She's covered the Colorado General Assembly for 20 years, starting off in 1998 with the Silver & Gold Record, the editorially-independent newspaper at CU that was shuttered in 2009. She also writes for six rural newspapers in northeastern Colorado. Marianne specializes in rural issues, agriculture, water and, during election season, campaign finance. In her free time (ha!) she lives in Lakewood with her husband, Jeff; a cantankerous Shih-Tzu named Sophie; and Gunther the cat. She is also an award-winning professional harpist.