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Saturday, April 19, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

Lundberg Legislative Report

March 20, 2011 Topics: 1. Economic Forecast 2. Civil Unions in Colorado 3. Meeting with Governor 4. My Bills 5. Emissions Testing in Larimer and Weld Counties ----------------------------- 1. The Legislative Council's economic forecast was released on Friday. It shows modest gains in revenue (about $160 million.) Coupled with some cost cutting in this year's budget, the projected shortfall for next year is now less than $500 million. The economy is still quite weak, but ... Full Story

Udall Statement on U.S. Military Action in Libya

Today, Mark Udall made the following statement on U.S. action in Libya: “Like all Americans, I deplore and condemn the violence against Libyans who are asserting their rights to basic freedoms.  Colonel Qaddafi has been a brutal dictator and is viciously attacking his own people in order to maintain control, and he gave the international community no choice but to act . “Importantly, the United States is acting in concert with the United Nations.  France, Britain and other nations ... Full Story

Conti’s Charter School Bill Makes the Grade

Freshman Lawmaker’s First Bill Heads to Governor for Signature DENER—Freshman State Rep. Kathleen Conti scored a major victory yesterday when her first bill passed the General Assembly with wide support from both Democrats and Republicans. House Bill 1089 expands the pool of federal grants that charter schools are able to compete for. “Colorado’s charter schools are at the forefront of educational innovation in Colorado, ” said Conti, R-Littleton. “Allowing charters to ... Full Story

Ramirez Bill Protecting Kids Passes House

  DENVER—State Rep. Robert Ramirez’s bill to protect Colorado’s school children received overwhelming support from both Republicans and Democrats on final reading in the House yesterday. House Bill 1121 disqualifies persons convicted of certain felonies, such as child abuse and unlawful sexual behavior, from being employed in Colorado’s public schools. “Fighting for our children’s safety is a top priority,” said Ramirez, R-Westminster. “We cannot allow dangerous ... Full Story

Information Regarding Japanese Relief Efforts on

  Washington, DC – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet has posted information on his website for Coloradans who are interested in supporting Japanese relief efforts.  Coloradans can visit bennet.senate.gov and scroll down to click on the “Help for Japan” link to access information and links to a list of organizations currently responding to the earthquake and tsunami.  Those seeking information about specific U.S. citizens in Japan should contact Bennet’s office or send an ... Full Story

Senate President says mid-session mark reveals stark

  Republican “attack on the state's most vulnerable citizens continues” DENVER—Today, Colorado Senate President Brandon Shaffer (D-Longmont) offered the following comment as the legislature approaches the mid-session mark on Monday, March 14: “The mid-session mark reveals the stark and sobering differences between Democrats and Republicans. The Republicans’ extreme agenda would lavish almost a billion dollars of tax breaks on special interests, but deny kids the break they ... Full Story

Udall Unveils Roadmap

Udall Unveils Roadmap to Create Jobs, Reduce National Debt and Streamline Government Plan Will Guide Udall Agenda for Legislation in New Congress   Today, Mark Udall launched his plan to get the state’s—and country’s—economy back on track: Colorado Winning the Global Economic Race.  His roadmap calls for a three-pronged approach: reducing the national debt, support for innovation, and reform from within. Udall developed his plan after talking with Colorado small-business ... Full Story

BLM to Webcast Meeting of Wild Horse and Burro

BLM to Webcast Two-day Meeting in Phoenix of Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board The Bureau of Land Management announced today that the March 10-11 meeting of the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board in Phoenix will be accessible as a Webcast on the Internet for anyone interested in observing the meeting but unable to attend in person. The live meeting Webcast will be available at: http://blm.gov/webcast on Thursday, March 10, from 1 p. m. to 5 p. m. Mountain Standard Time (3 p. m. to 7 p. ... Full Story

Bennet Backs Bill to End Veterinarian Shortfall in

14 Colorado Counties Have too Few Food Animal Veterinarians   Washington, DC – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet has joined a bipartisan push to address the shortfall of veterinarians in underserved rural communities across Colorado and the country. The bipartisan Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act, which Bennet is cosponsoring, would bolster the nation’s veterinary workforce by eliminating taxes on programs that encourage veterinarians to practice in ... Full Story

Bennet Statement on Senate Budget Votes

  Washington, DC – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement following the defeat of the House and Senate bills to fund the federal government through September. Bennet voted against both bills. “Reducing our debt and deficit requires a realistic and comprehensive approach and the Fiscal Commission has provided us with a blueprint. Any plan to tackle our fiscal crisis must make a material difference in reducing the deficit and everyone should be ... Full Story

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