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Democrats hammer Colorado’s oil and gas industry

Democrats hammer Colorado's oil and gas industry

March 24, 2017
DENVER - Late last night, despite Colorado already having the nation's toughest regulations on the oil and gas industry, House Democrats advanced legislation that significantly restricts further oil and gas exploration in the state. House Bill 1256, sponsored by Representative Mike Foote (D-Lafayette), will expand an already existing regulation barring oil and gas production facilities within 1,000 feet of schools and ...

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Once again Democrats trample Second Amendment

Once again Democrats trample Second Amendment

March 23, 2017
DENVER—Last night, after hours of testimony, Democrats on the House State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee killed three pro-gun pieces of legislation on a party-line votes. House Republican Leader Patrick Neville, who was present during the April 20th shooting at Columbine High School in 1999, responded to all three bills' defeat with the following statement: "Democrats continue to reject even the most ...

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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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