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House Republican Leader Patrick Neville - Castle Rock (HD 45)

Minority Leader Neville’s statement on the special session

October 3, 2017
DENVER—Today, the Colorado General Assembly concluded its work on Governor Hickenlooper’s special session, unable to pass his proposal to reinstate the taxation authority for special districts around the state. His specific proposal, and subsequent call for a special session, came several months after analysts determined a new law, signed earlier in the year, inadvertently removed that taxation authority on recreational ...

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Hickenlooper’s special session is a waste of tax dollars that could have been avoided

Hickenlooper’s special session is a waste of tax dollars that could have been avoided

October 2, 2017
Starting Monday, all 100 state legislators returned to the state Capitol to take up consideration of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s call to change a law he signed earlier this year. The governor has said this problem is a simple ‘drafting error’ in current law that the legislature could easily erase and rewrite. But herein lies the problem, in Colorado, our constitution requires ...

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Polly Lawrence helps put more common-sense in the hands of schools and parents

Polly Lawrence helps put more common-sense in the hands of schools and parents

August 8, 2017
DENVER—Tomorrow, a bill to give schools more flexibility to administer over-the-counter (OTC) medications to students goes into effect. Senate Bill 033, sponsored by Representative Polly Lawrence (R-Roxborough Park), allows teachers or school administrators the dispensing authority of OTC medications, such as cough drops and allergy medications, to minors as long as they have been properly trained, and have permission from ...

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Republican-led public safety bills take effect this week

Republican-led public safety bills take effect this week

August 7, 2017
DENVER—On Wednesday, August 9, four public safety bills championed by Republicans this past session go into effect. Legislation targeting domestic violence and human trafficking, methods to help animals and people trapped in unsafe vehicles, and sentencing consistency for habitual drunk drivers were among the bills passed this session. House Bill 1150, sponsored by Representative Clarice Navarro (R-Pueblo), denies bail between conviction ...

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Covarrubias helps get high school students interested in skilled labor jobs

Covarrubias helps get high school students interested in skilled labor jobs

August 7, 2017
DENVER—On Wednesday, a bill that will call upon public high schools in Colorado to add information about skilled labor jobs and military enlistment to their Individual Career and Academic Plans will go into effect. House Bill 1041, sponsored by freshman legislator Phil Covarrubias (R-Brighton), requires schools discuss the various career pathways available to postsecondary students, and the types of certificates ...

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