Rep. Cory Gardner to talk taxes at town hall in Pueblo Monday
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Rep. Cory Gardner to talk taxes at town hall in Pueblo Monday

Author: Joey Bunch - November 18, 2017 - Updated: November 20, 2017

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U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, a Yuma Republican, addresses a luncheon at the 26th annual Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, a Yuma Republican, addresses a luncheon at the 26th annual Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)

Look who’s back in town. Sen. Cory Gardner, once vilified by liberals for not holding big, rally-style town hall meetings where they could yell at him, is holding his sixth since August Monday in Pueblo.

The gathering with the Republican senator from Yuma, is at the Pueblo Convention Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the doors opening at 10:30 a.m. The Convention Center is located at 320 Central Main St. in Pueblo, which is just off Interstate 25.

Senate Republicans are working on a highly contentious tax system overhaul that Democrats contend is aimed at gutting social services and programs such as Medicaid to provide tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans. Gardner is likely to counter Monday that it’s a simplified tax code that levels the playing field for wage earners and small businesses alike.

Monday’s forum is actually a make-good event after he had to cancel a town hall meeting there in October, when he was called away to be part of a delegation that toured the hurricane devastation in Puerto Rico.

But just in case, Gardner’s office cautioned in a press advisory Friday, “Date and time are subject to change per Senate schedule.”

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch is the senior political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has a 31-year career in journalism, including the last 15 in Colorado. He was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and is a two-time Pulitzer finalist. His resume includes covering high school sports, the environment, the casino industry and civil rights in the South, as well as a short stint at CNN.


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