John Kefalas Archives - Colorado Politics
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Joey BunchJoey BunchAugust 9, 20173min223
Two pieces of legislation that became law Wednesday will help protect the rights of Colorado renters and mobile home residents. Hundreds of other laws take effect on the 90th day since the end of the legislative session. Senate Bill 245 requires landlords to give 21 days’ notice before raising the rent, instead of seven under […]

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John TomasicJohn TomasicMay 10, 20175min3441

The Colorado Open Records Act this year will receive a long-overdue digital-era update after <a href="http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb17-040" target="_blank">Senate Bill 40</a> on Wednesday ended its switchback journey over the entire course of the 120-day legislative session Wednesday, finishing in the Senate with an against-all-odds unanimous vote of support. “No one would have guessed it would receive all 35 votes in the Senate,” said sponsor Sen. John Kefalas, a Democrat from Fort Collins. “I think the bill does move the dial forward in meaningful ways and brings up the window just a tad in granting greater access to records that belong to the people.


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John TomasicJohn TomasicApril 26, 20174min1230

State Sen. John Kafalas, the diminutive Democrat from Fort Collins, drew a word-picture of himself climbing onto a Harley Davidson. “I know it’s hard t believe, but I’ve ridden Harleys, and as long as they’re low riders, I can touch the ground and hold the bike up,” he said, drawing howls from the chamber. “Back in the 1980s, I actually did an ‘Easy Rider’ kind of adventure, I rode from Colorado to New York on a 380 Kawasaki,” Kefalas continued. “I would not recommend taking a 380 Kawasaki across the country.”


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John TomasicJohn TomasicMarch 29, 201711min96

Opening the hood of Colorado's Open Records Act to change out even a few parts is a massive undertaking — too many of the components in this aging machine are moving. Aiming to make some long-overdue digital-era updates to CORA, state Sen. John Kefalas, D-Fort Collins, started that process months ago and has been wrestling in the legislative and political wiring ever since.


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John TomasicJohn TomasicMarch 22, 20174min1040

A long-coming update to the Colorado Open Records Act that aims to make government digital datasets more readily accessible to the public advanced with bipartisan support in the State Senate Tuesday night. <a href="http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb17-040" target="_blank">Senate Bill 40</a>, sponsored by Fort Collins Democrat John Kefalas, is the latest version of a proposal that has been the subject of intense scrutiny and debate.