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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

Colorado Redistricting approved

The Supreme Court of the State of Colorado this afternoon approved the redistricting plan. The Court Order states: Upon consideration of the Resubmitted Plan for Districts for the Senate and House of Representatives filed by the Colorado Reapportionment Commission on December 5, 2011, together with the statements filed by the proponents and opponents herein, and now being sufficiently advised in the premises, IT IS ORDERED that Resubmitted Plan for Districts for the Senate and House of ... Full Story

Lobato trial: state funding unconstitutional

Press Release Lobato Legal Team Will Hold News Conference Sat., Dec. 10 in Colorado Springs; State’s School Funding System Declared Unconstitutional by Denver Judge Today Key plaintiffs and the legal team behind Lobato v. State of Colorado will hold a news conference Saturday, Dec. 10 in Colorado Springs. The news conference will begin at 10 a.m. at Colorado Springs School District 11 offices, 1115 N. El Paso St. Kathy Gebhardt, one of the lead attorneys on Lobato v. State of Colorado, ... Full Story

RIP: Fourth Amendment

  The Defense Authorization Bill amendment allowing for indefinite detention of American citizens is described by  William Fisher in Law Professors Outraged by Senate Vote on Indefinite Detention  as “Ambiguous but alarming new wording, which is tucked into the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and  is reminiscent of the “extraordinary measures” introduced by the Nazis after they took power in 1933." This is certainly no laughing matter, but satirist Jon Stewart brings ... Full Story

Where’s my refund

County-by-County Breakdown: Bennet Urges Coloradans to Claim Undelivered Tax Returns   1,705 Coloradans Have Tax Returns Available for Claim – Individual County Numbers Below   Denver, CO – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today urged Coloradans who have not receive the tax return they are owed to check the Internal Revenue Service’s “Where’s My Refund?” tool on IRS.gov to claim their undelivered checks. In all, 1,705 Colorado taxpayers are due refund checks this year ... Full Story

Colorado senators ask for delay on Post Offices

Bennet, Udall Push for Six-Month Moratorium on Rural Post Office Closings or Consolidations in Colorado and Across the Country Moratorium Would Allow Congress to Address Problem Through Comprehensive Postal Service Reform Latest in Series of Efforts to Prevent Rural and Mountain Post Office Closings Across Colorado Denver, CO – Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today pushed for a six-month moratorium on the closing or consolidation of area mail processing facilities and ... Full Story

Colorado Democrats Call on Perry Colorado Chair to Get

Press Release Denver – After Rick Perry’s Presidential campaign released a TV ad in Iowa attacking gay and lesbian soldiers, Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio released the following statement. “In thirty seconds, Rick Perry’s latest campaign ad highlights what's wrong in politics today. Instead of offering constructive solutions to the real world problems that our country is facing, he has chosen the well worn path of division and bigotry. "Many things make this country ... Full Story

Gardner to Labor Secretary: Abandon new rules

Press Release WASHINGTON D.C. – In light of proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) is asking U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis to abandon the new rules, saying they would threaten Colorado agriculture and opportunities for aspiring young farmers. The proposed revisions would prohibit children on farms from participating in a variety of activities including operating a tractor, applying pesticides and working with livestock.  Children would also be ... Full Story

Bye-Bye- Barney

  Bid farewell to Barney the Dinosaur.  No, the purple guy isn’t leaving TV, I’m talking about the pink one leaving Congress. Barney has a legacy, indeed.  He managed to take that political slogan from the 20th Century Great Depression “A chicken for every pot” and elevate it to “A house for every body!”  In the process he, with the help of Chris Dodd, has managed almost single-handedly to bring on the 21st Century Great Depression.  We are well on our way down that slide ... Full Story

Udall Advocates Presidential Recess Appointment for

  Says Consumers Suffer While Watchdog Agency is Without Leader  After Senate Republicans today blocked the confirmation of Richard Cordray to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Mark Udall called on President Obama to confirm Cordray via a "recess appointment" during Congress's holiday break.  Given Republicans' vocal refusal to consider any nominee to lead the consumer watchdog agency without changes to its previously debated and approved structure, Udall believes ... Full Story

Gardner Again Votes To Block Middle Class Tax Cut

Gardner Again Votes To Block Middle Class Tax Cut

Press Release   VOTE ALERT: Representative Gardner Again Votes To Block Middle Class Tax Cut Today, Representative Cory Gardner (CO-04) voted for a third time to let House Republicans leave Washington for their holiday vacation without voting to extend the $1,000 payroll tax for 2.5 million Colorado families. Gardner has protected tax breaks for the ultra wealthy but failed to protect middle income families for this payroll tax increase at the end of the year. “It’s a sure thing ... Full Story

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