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Representatives Wist and Garnett champion more government transparency

Representatives Wist and Garnett champion more government transparency

March 22, 2017
DENVER— Today, with unanimous support, the House passed House Bill 1177, which encourages a resolution of open-records disputes without litigation. Specifically, the bill, sponsored by Assistant Republican Leader Cole Wist (R-Centennial) and Assistant Majority Leader Alec Garnett (D-Denver) makes mediation an option between a government entity and a requester of information if the request is initially denied. Currently, if a ...

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House approves Rep. Humphrey’s student free speech on college campuses bill

House approves Rep. Humphrey's student free speech on college campuses bill

March 21, 2017
DENVER—Today, the House unanimously passed Senate Bill 62, sponsored by Representative Steve Humphrey (R-Eaton). The bill would protect the free speech and expression rights of students anywhere on campus granted that they don't interfere with academic studies and classes. Currently, institutions have the ability to restrict legitimate expression to designated free speech zones on campus. "Institutions of higher education are a ...

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Willett bill requiring arrests for ISP escapees headed to the governor’s desk

Willett bill requiring arrests for ISP escapees headed to the governor’s desk

March 21, 2017
DENVER— Today, the House passed Senate Bill 048, with strong bipartisan support, sending the legislation to the governor’s desk. The bill, sponsored by Representative Yeulin Willett (R-Grand Junction), requires law enforcement to seek an immediate arrest warrant for offenders on the Intensive Supervision Program (ISP) who remove or disable their ankle monitoring device and for the matter to be referred ...

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House Republicans push transportation infrastructure funding as a budget priority

House Republicans push transportation infrastructure funding as a budget priority

March 21, 2017
DENVER— Today, ahead of legislation slated for the House Transportation Committee for a $677 million increase in state sales tax submitted for voter approval, Representatives Terri Carver (R-Colorado Springs) and Perry Buck (R-Windsor) have proposed a transportation funding bill using current state revenues. House Bill 1171, which will also require voter approval, will direct 10 percent of the state sales tax to service a $3.5 billion bond ...

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House Republican statement on new revenue forecast

House Republican statement on new revenue forecast

March 17, 2017
Denver – Today, the Colorado Legislative Council and the Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting released their March revenue forecasts to the Joint Budget Committee showing Colorado's economy continues to expand, though indicated current budget obligations are bigger than previously anticipated. House Republican Leader Patrick Neville (R-Castle Rock) released the following statement regarding the revenue forecast: "While I am encouraged to ...

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