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Steve FenbergJune 5, 20153min36
If you only knew how much your new car was going to cost, but not what kind of car or the quality of the car, would you go ahead and make the purchase? Most people would not consider that kind of transaction. That’s exactly what supporters of HB 15-1057 that would require a “fiscal note” […]

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Bill CadmanMay 29, 20156min23
“Where you stand depends on where you sit.” I’ve thought often of that maxim while reading bleacher seat critiques of the 2015 legislative session, given how they differ from what I saw, and where I sit, as one leader of the Republican effort. So let me share my own (admittedly-insider) perspective on how things went, […]

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Now that the dust has settled a bit, we have a clearer view of what we accomplished in the Colorado General Assembly in the 2015 session. I’d like to begin this retrospective by dispelling the notion that this was a do-nothing legislative session. Contrary to the pundits who have been arguing since Opening Day that […]

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Gov. John HickenlooperMay 29, 20154min23
Colorado may have a divided legislature with Democrats leading the House and Republicans leading the Senate, but that doesn’t mean we have a divided state. Colorado’s Office of Legislative Legal Services — which houses many of the brightest, nonpartisan folks in the Capitol — reported that 682 bills were introduced this legislative session. About 55 […]

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Sen. Morgan CarrollMay 29, 20157min17
Right now, the Colorado economy is working for the wealthy few, not for everyone. This session Senate Democrats fought against the widening disparity between the top 1 percent and everyone else who works hard, plays by the rules, but cannot get ahead. In Colorado the problem is all too familiar. Between 2009 and 2012 all […]

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George LeingMay 22, 20154min34
This week, Democrats in the U.S. Senate blocked a proposal to “fast track” President Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (“TPP”). I, for one, am glad that they did. Much has been said about the merits of these regional trade agreements, and there are pros and cons, which need to be considered and debated. However, engaging in that […]

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Tamra WardMay 22, 20155min31
The days of playing “20 questions” with petition circulators about the fiscal facts of a proposed ballot initiative are coming to a close thanks to a landmark law Gov. Hickenlooper signed into law this week. House Bill 1057, which passed with solid bipartisan support, will give voters a clear and unbiased fiscal impact statement on […]

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Rep. Dominick MorenoMay 15, 20154min18
I’ve only ever served in the majority. Getting used to a split legislature has been an adjustment. Some maintain that having split control is a recipe for success. Extreme policies from both parties inevitably go up in smoke, and what rises from the ashes are good policies that have broad, bipartisan support and appeal. Although […]

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Dustin ZvonekApril 24, 20157min19
“The check is in the mail” used to be the go-to excuse for those hoping to keep their debtors at bay. And, if Gov. Hickenlooper has his way, Colorado taxpayers will be hearing that line a lot more often when they look for their Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) refund checks. Just this week, Gov. […]

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