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Yes on Prop BB = $40 million for Schools

  Colorado voters have the opportunity to invest $40 million in public school construction without raising taxes by instead putting previously approved taxes to their intended use.  It may sound confusing, but it adds up to a big win for kids and schools. The Colorado Constitution protects taxpayers when new taxes are created. New taxes […]

Obergefell v. Hodges: Love Wins

Here’s scene from the rally at the State Capitol on June 26, 2015, as well over a thousand Coloradans gathered to celebrate the marriage equality victory from the US Supreme Court.  In this photo, we are observing a moment of silence to remember the victims of the church slayings in Charleston, SC.  And in my […]

Far More Colorado

  My friend and constituent Nancy Ulrich is the host of Far More Colorado, a public affairs program she produces for community access cable tv in the Denver area.  This year she interviewed me on May 2, 2015, the weekend prior to the last three days of the 2015 legislative session.  We had a wide-ranging […]

15 Bills I Passed in 2015

  It’s my annual legislative highlights, now with 15 on the list!  Short descriptions with links to the full text and other materials on some of the more notable bills, these are the best and the brightest of my accomplishments this year: 1.  HB 1367 – Prop AA Marijuana Tax Refund Places Proposition BB on the […]

Gov. Hickenlooper Signs FY 2015-16 Budget

On April 24, 2015, the Joint Budget Committee and legislative leadership gathered in the Governor’s office to witness his signature on the annual “Long Bill.”  With one stroke of a pen (actually, several strokes using several pens, helped by a long surname) over $26 billion in spending by state government entities was authorized in the […]

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