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Friday, August 29, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

Nikkel and Conway articles nearly identical

Nikkel and Conway articles nearly identical

By Gary Wamsley Since plagiarism seems to be rearing its ugly head, especially where it concerns water issues, I was quite surprised when I read Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway's Guest Commentary about NISP, which appeared in the Denver Post and thought it sounded quite familiar. I looked at the Guest Column submitted to this publication by House District 49 Representative B.J. Nikkel and noted that it was almost identical. Neither of these individuals has made any ... Full Story

Denver Post calls on McInnis to quit the race

Denver Post calls on McInnis to quit the race

In 2005, I accepted a water fellowship with the non-profit Hasan Family Foundation. Part of this fellowship entailed compiling a series of articles designed to promote public understanding of historical water issues in Colorado. In order to complete this project, I retained a renowned Colorado water expert. That expert, Rolly Fischer, spent nearly three decades with the Colorado River Water Conservation District, and is well-respected across the state. During our collaboration, he ... Full Story

Statement from Seeme Hasan on Scott McInnis Articles

Statement from Seeme Hasan on Scott McInnis Articles

Chairwoman, Hasan Family Foundation In light of the accusations against Scott McInnis regarding plagiarism of articles to the Hasan Family Foundation, I am shocked, angry and disappointed. Any work related to the fellowship that Mr. McInnis submitted was always represented as final. At no time, whatsoever, did Mr. McInnis communicate that any of the work were “rough drafts. ” Any representation that they were submitted to the Foundation as “rough drafts” is absolutely ... Full Story

Water storage is critical to Northern Colorado’s

Water storage is critical to Northern Colorado’s future

By State Representative B.J. Nikkel House District 49 In Northern Colorado, we are able to enjoy the bounty of produce grown on the tens of thousands of acres of farmland in Larimer and Weld Counties irrigated by the precious waters flowing down from our high country. This has all been made possible by the visionaries who preceded and provided for us. These irrigated farmlands provide open space between our growing communities and also allow us to grow top quality ... Full Story

Lundberg Legislative Report

Lundberg Legislative Report

May 31, 2010 1. Berthoud Day Parade Is This Saturday 2. Letter to Colorado's US Senators ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1. The first parade of the summer is this coming Saturday! Please join me for the Berthoud Day parade. The parade starts at 11, but meet me at 9:30 to blow up balloons and decorate the float. The float will be on 2nd street, north of Mountain Avenue. Look for Lundberg signs and red, white, and ... Full Story

Kopp leads bipartisan compromise on dome repairs

Press release: COLORADO SENATE REPUBLICANS Republicans and Democrats haven't agreed on much this session, but one area both parties see eye to eye is the need to repair and restore the Capitol's iconic gold dome. "The cast iron structure the gold dome sits on top of has deteriorated so badly that the state architect has put nets around it to catch falling chunks of debris," said Sen. Mike Kopp, R-Littleton. "Spot treating problem areas won't cut it anymore. We need to repair the ... Full Story

Udall Amendment to Wall Street Accountability Bill

Udall Amendment to Wall Street Accountability Bill Would Allow Consumers to Get Free Access to Credit Score Current Law Allows Free Access to Credit Report, NOT Credit Score Udall: Increasing Access to Credit Score Would Help Level the Playing Field for Consumers Washington, D.C. – Today, as the U. S. Senate began debating legislation to crack down on Wall Street and protect families’ savings and seniors’ pensions, Senator Mark Udall offered an amendment that would help ... Full Story

Lundberg Legislative Report—May 4, 2010

Topics: 1. My Resolutions' Committee Hearings 2. Senate Continues to Grow Government 3. National Day of Prayer 4. Arizona Illegal Immigration Law 5. Medical Marijuana Measures 1. I recently introduced three resolutions, two of which were killed by a party-line vote in Senate State Affairs yesterday. SCR-6 could have limited the inflation guarantee of per-pupil funding to 5%. SCR-7 would have repealed the internet software sales tax and out of state sales and use taxes, if ... Full Story

As Special Interests Obstruct Wall Street Reform,

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet Bennet Bill Would Set Lifetime Ban on Members of Congress from Becoming Lobbyists, Close Revolving Door Bennet’s Filibuster, Lobbyist Reform Would Get Key Issues Like Wall Street Reform Moving Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, today introduced a bill that would shut the revolving door of influence in Washington by banning Members of Congress from ever becoming lobbyists. “The need for reform in Washington is ... Full Story

Markey Votes To Block Pay Raise For Congress

Markey Votes To  Block Pay Raise For Congress

House passes measure 402-15 Washington D.C.—Congresswoman Betsy Markey today voted to block the scheduled 2011 pay raise for Members of Congress. Rep. Markey has repeatedly fought against Congressional pay raises and co-sponsored legislation earlier this year to stop the 2011 raise. “With unemployment still high and the economy recovering from a recession, families across Colorado are making tough decisions and cutting spending to make ends meet. Congress should be no different,” ... Full Story

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