Tag Archives: bipartisan support

Gardner Reacts to Keystone Rejection

gardnerPresident Obama’s rejection of the proposal to build the Keystone XL Pipeline has upset many lawmakers, including Colorado Senator Cory Gardner. Gardner released a statement yesterday blasting the president for putting the demands of radical political groups over American jobs. Gardner said, “Construction of the Keystone pipeline would have created jobs, reduced America’s dependence on overseas oil, and helped Continue reading

Lawmakers Retain Rain Barrel Ban

rain barrelColorado’s only-in-the-nation ban on backyard rain barrels is sticking around for another year. The state Senate moved yesterday to reject a bill to allow homeowners to use up to two 55-gallon rain barrels. The maneuver was a late-evening vote to delay the bill, meaning it won’t make it to the governor’s desk before lawmakers conclude Continue reading

Senate Committee Rejects Body Camera Bill

body cameraA measure to expand the use of officer-worn body cameras in Colorado has failed in the state Senate despite having bipartisan support and the backing of law enforcement. The bill was one of about a dozen lawmakers have considered this year in response to allegations of police Continue reading

Lawmakers to Ask Voters to Keep Pot Tax Surplus

MARIJUANA-300The final numbers are in, and Colorado owes its residents some $58 million in pot tax refunds. But state lawmakers started work yesterday on a proposal to ask voters if the state can keep the money. Colorado’s constitution requires new taxes to be refunded when overall tax collections exceed growth limits. The refund requirement is Continue reading

Tipton Reacts to Netanyahu’s Speech

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) spoke to the importance of the bond between the United States and Israel in a statement following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress. Tipton says he agrees with the Israeli leader, in that the two countries share the critical goal of bringing about peace in an Continue reading

Sexual Assault Bill Moving Through Senate

co-state-capitol-300Sex assault victims would be able to undergo forensic evidence collection without reporting a crime under a measure pending in the Colorado Legislature. The state Senate gave unanimous bipartisan support yesterday to the bill. It would Continue reading

Lawmakers Call on Obama to Approve Keystone

KEYSTONELawmakers are calling on President Obama to sign the Keystone XL Pipeline legislation. Senator Cory Gardner released a statement to the president yesterday, making a case for the pipeline. Gardner says he’s excited that the bill passed with bipartisan support in the House and Senate. He says the project will “create Continue reading

Lawmakers Move Bill to Ban Red Light Cameras Forward

TRAFFIC CAMERASpeeding and red-light cameras would be banned under a measure from Colorado lawmakers. The proposal faced its first vote in a House committee yesterday. The idea has been pitched before but has failed despite bipartisan support. Law enforcement opposes the bill, Continue reading

Lawmakers Consider Banning Traffic Cameras

TRAFFIC CAMERAColorado lawmakers will take another look at banning speeding and red-light cameras. It’s an idea that has had bipartisan support but that municipalities and law enforcement staunchly oppose. Critics of the cameras call them revenue generators that don’t improve public Continue reading