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Fourteen for ’14

The 2014 legislative session was productive, collegial and marked by bipartisan cooperation.  An improving state economy made it possible to reinvest in public education and essential services, building a stronger future for our state.  Here’s a list of 14 bills that I sponsored this year that I think will make a difference in the lives […]

“Bumper Crop” of Tax Credits Proposed

Megan Schrader of the Colorado Springs Gazette wrote an excellent piece on tax policy issues pending at the Colorado General Assembly in 2014.  I’m one of several legislators interviewed for the story, and a bill I’m sponsoring with Rep. Millie Hamner is featured.  Read more here.

2014 Senate Democratic Caucus

Meet the Senate Democratic Caucus for 2014, the 2nd Regular Session of the 69th Colorado General Assembly.   Front Row, left to right:  The Leadership Team Sen. Irene Aguilar, Assistant Majority Leader Sen. Jeanne Nicholson, Caucus Chair Sen. Morgan Carroll, President of the Senate Sen. Rollie Heath, Majority Leader Sen. Lucia Guzman, President Pro Tempore […]

Fiscal Year 2014-15 Budget Hearings Begin

The Joint Budget Committee is back at work, getting staff briefings and holding hearings with cabinet directors from all the Departments of state government.  The Attorney General, the Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, the Adjutant General of the Colorado National Guard and the Secretary of State – just to name a few of […]

Vote YES on Proposition AA

This November, Colorado voters will see two tax-related questions on the general election ballot.  I’m campaigning in favor of Proposition AA and I hope you’ll join me in supporting this referred measure. Prop AA contains the proposed excise tax for legal, regulated sales of marijuana as contemplated by voters with passage of Amendment 64 in […]