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Rep. Rod Pelton goes 12-for-13 in his third legislative session

Representative Rod Pelton, R-Cheyenne Wells, finished up his third legislative session as one of the most effective members of the Republican House caucus. Twelve of the 13 measures he sponsored headed to the Governor’s desk, his best year ever....

 

Sonnenberg dubs session most frustrating of 15-year career

With just one more year left as a State lawmaker, State Senator Jerry Sonnenberg of Sterling finds the most-recently concluded General Assembly session to be one of the most frustrating in his 15 years. “There were things we did that were good, to...

 

Far-right tries to give McKean the boot as session concludes

The 2021 legislative session concluded on June 8, with the last day featuring a drawn-out debate over a climate change bill and a failed effort to boot the House Minority leader by far-right members of the Republican caucus. The bill that would have...

 
 By Marianne Goodland    News    June 9, 2021

Indian mascot bill passes House & Senate; heads to Polis' desk

This is the final week of the 2021 legislative session; by law, legislatures must adjourn by Saturday, June 12, although they are not expected to go much beyond Wednesday, June 9. It’s been a busy week, with more than 200 bills still awaiting...

 
 By Marianne Goodland    News    June 2, 2021

"Public Option" returns to House after premium target reduction

The 2021 Colorado General Assembly is in its final weeks, with an adjournment mandated by law no later than June 12. It is likely, however, that lawmakers will head home sooner than that, possibly as early as Monday, June 7. The past week has been a...

 
 By Marianne Goodland    News    May 26, 2021

Indian mascot bill in House Education on Thursday

The bill to ban the use of Indian mascots in Colorado public schools and public colleges and universities took a major step forward on May 20. That’s when the House Education Committee approved Senate Bill 116 and sent it to the full House for...

 
 By Marianne Goodland    News    May 19, 2021

Sonnenberg questions amendments to third gun control bill

The third of three gun control bills has started through the Colorado Senate in the past week, with the third focused on allowing local governments to enact ordinances on gun control stricter than current State law. Senate Bill 256 allows those...

 
 By Marianne Goodland    News    May 12, 2021

Two of three firearm safety bills heard by Colorado's Legislature

Two of three firearms safety bills got initial hearings in state House committees in the past week. House Bill 1298 is in part a response to the shooting at the south Boulder King Soopers on March 22. The Democratic-controlled House Judiciary...

 
 By Marianne Goodland    News    May 5, 2021

State legislature spends time on fair board appointments & related bill

The State Senate spent time during the week of April 26 working through appointments to the Colorado State Fair Board of Authority as well as dealing with a bill that requires the governor to pick appointments more reflective of Colorado's geographic...

 

Amendment buys time for Colorado schools to change Indian mascots

The Senate has approved a bill that would force the Yuma and Arickaree Indians, and almost two dozen other public schools, to stop using Indian mascots. Senators amended Senate Bill 116 last week to give schools more time to remove mascots from gym...

 

Pelton's behavioral health administration bill heads to Polis's desk

On April 14, the General Assembly sent to the Governor a bill that could establish a new State agency. House Bill 1097 contains recommendations from a behavioral health task force, including setting up the behavioral health administration, initially...

 

2021-22 budget heads to General Assembly; up $4 billion from this year

The 2021-22 State budget, as contained in Senate Bill 205, is on its way through the General Assembly. The State Senate last week had its first crack at the $34.1 billion budget, up by about $4 billion from the current year’s spending.  Much of...

 

Senate Education Committee approves fining "Indian" schools

A bill to impose heavy fines on schools that use unapproved Indian mascots won approval on April 1 from the Senate Education Committee. Senate Bill 116 is sponsored by Senator Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, who is also the sponsor of the...

 

Legislative debates continue on conservation easement tax credits

The fragile peace between land trusts that hold conservation easements and landowners cheated out of State tax credits is teetering on the brink, after a second bill not authorized by a 2019 working committee surfaced in the State House....

 

Pelton's SB 79 passes Senate & ag committee; heads to House for debate

Representative Rod Pelton, R-Cheyenne Wells, is close to seeing his first bill of the 2021 session on its way to the Governor’s office, on allowing direct sales of meat to consumers. Senate Bill 79 will allow livestock producers to sell shares of...

 

Polis announces plans for $700 million State stimulus package

Governor Jared Polis, surrounded by legislative leaders from both parties, announced a $700 million stimulus package designed to help small business, agriculture and families recover from the economic effects of the pandemic and boost workforce...

 

Legislature continues decades-long work on conservation easements

The year 2020 had such promise for the hundreds of Coloradans, primarily farmers and ranchers, who hoped that this would be the year that the State would resolve the decades-long issue over denied tax credits for conservation easements. But concerns...

 

Sonnenberg's SB79 wins unanimous Senate approval on Feb. 22

Senator Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, has an early victory in the resumed 2021 legislative session, with a bill on allowing consumers to buy a share of a livestock animal for meat directly from a producer. Senate Bill 79 won unanimous approval from...

 

Polis gives State of the State address; seeks to jump-start economy

Governor Jared Polis gave his third annual State of the State address on Feb. 18, touching on many of the same topics from previous years: health care, climate change and renewable energy and access to broadband. But the heart of his address to a...

 

Legislative session resumes; Pelton chosen House minority whip

State legislators resumed the 2021 session of the General Assembly Tuesday after a five-week break. While lawmakers weren’t at the Capitol, it didn’t mean they weren’t working: the Joint Budget Committee met throughout the break to work on...

 

General Assembly holds 3-day session Jan. 13-15

The Colorado General Assembly held an abbreviated start to its 2021 session, meeting for three days last week to work on time-sensitive legislation that can’t wait until Feb. 16. That’s when the session is expected to resume. Lawmakers recessed...

 

General Assembly passes eight bills in three-day special session

The Colorado General Assembly came back to the State Capitol last week for a three-day session in which they passed eight bills tied to COVID-19 relief, worth up to $336 million. The money comes from better-than-expected income tax revenues, revealed...

 
 By Marianne Goodland    News    July 1, 2020

Legslative session closes; 67 bills introduced in final 3 weeks

The 2020 legislature session that ended on June 15 was unlike any other and not in a good way. In the session’s final three weeks, 67 bills were introduced in the House and 20 in the Senate. The House’s list included 42 bills tied to the 2020-21...

 

State Fair Board appointments cause friction at State Capitol

Colorado’s agricultural center is the State’s Eastern Plains, where whence comes 84 percent of the State’s gross agricultural sales. The Colorado State Fair is among the biggest events every year that celebrates that agricultural impact. But yo...

 

Legislative session comes to a close; $621.4 million cut from K-12 education bringing budget stabilization factor to $1.18 billion

The abbreviated 2020 legislative session drew to a close on Monday, with a flurry of last-minute and substantial bills passed in the closing days. Those final days included approval of a law enforcement accountability bill, a measure tightening the S...

 

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