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Saturday, October 25, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

Udall, Bennet Urge Colorado Stakeholders to Comment

Udall, Bennet Urge Colorado Stakeholders to Comment as Administration Takes Next Step in Resolving U.S.-Mexico Trucking Dispute Today, as the administration announced that it would begin an open comment period on its proposal to resolve a cross-border trucking dispute with Mexico, U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet encouraged Coloradans to make their voices heard on the issue, which affects hundreds of the state’s agricultural producers, processors and workers. President Obama ... Full Story

Lundberg Legislative Report-April 2, 2011

  Topics:   1. Civil Union Bill in the House 2. SB-200, Medical Exchange Program 3. David Hartley, Six Months After His Murder 4. The Budget Bill Stalls ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1. This past Thursday was a busy time in both houses. In the House the civil union bill was in Judiciary. The final fate of this very controversial bill was decided. I attended a prayer vigil for its defeat at ... Full Story

Udall Urges Swift Transfer of Command in Libya to NATO

Udall Urges Swift Transfer of Command in Libya to NATO Today, as international coalition forces continued to make progress in their push to enforce a no-fly zone in Libya, Mark Udall reiterated his belief that Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi gave the international community no choice but to launch military action.  But Udall, a member of the Senate’s Armed Services and Intelligence committees, added that he has a number of concerns about the future of the U.S. role in the conflict.  Ultimately, ... Full Story

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

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