On November 15, 2014 my colleagues in the Senate Democratic Caucus elected me to serve on the Joint Budget Committee for the 70th General Assembly. These will be my fifth and sixth years serving on the JBC, and my last in the legislature.
Each year I’ve served on the JBC a different person has been Chairman. I got to do it once; the House and Senate take turns each year. Two new people will get that honor for the next two years. One is veteran member of the Committee, in more ways than one, while the other is newly appointed. She’ll become Chair in November, 2015.
At the first meeting after the November 2014 general election I made the motion for Sen. Kent Lambert (R-Colorado Springs) to become the new JBC Chair. Rep. Millie Hamner (D-Dillon) will be the Vice-Chair. Their roles reverse next November. I look forward to working with both of them — we’ve got some important work to do!
Staff briefings and budget hearings with Department heads have already begun. For the latest schedule of JBC meetings click here.