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YESTERYEAR: Legislature hits low with frivolous lobbyist ethics complaints

Author: Rachael Wright - April 27, 2017 - Updated: April 25, 2017

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Twenty Years Ago This Week in the Colorado Statesman … In a continuation of the battle for welfare reform, Gov. Roy Romer outlined his reason for vetoing House Bill 97-1166. “I am vetoing this bill because of one provision. That provision creates an irrational two-tiered system of welfare cash assistance benefits for our fellow citizens in Colorado who fall on hard times and need some short-term help to get back on their feet. That provision would allow for so-called ‘pilot-projects’ that would permit counties to be exempted from providing a minimum cash benefit to families.”

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Rachael Wright

Rachael Wright

Rachael Wright is a self-published Colorado-based author of two novels and a contributing writer to The Colorado Statesman.