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Thursday, December 8, 2016

‘Opinion/Commentary’ Archives

No on Amendment 71

  Amendment 71 benefits special interests with financial backing while shutting out average Colorado citizens from the initiative process. It is predominately funded and promoted by the oil and gas industry. Corporations and special interests hungry for more political control are trying to rig our democracy. If the amendment passes, it will become almost impossible for citizens to put ballot initiatives on many issues including education, healthcare, taxes, and protecting the ... Full Story

Buzz Sweeney Challenging Perry Buck for Colorado

Buzz Sweeney Challenging Perry Buck for Colorado District 49 House Seat

By Judith Powers Buzz Sweeney is challenging Republican Perry Buck for the District 49 House Seat in the Colorado Legislature. “You deserve a choice,” he says, referring to the fact that his opponent was unopposed in the last election, which gave progressives no choice at all. “I want to be your Representative because you deserve a choice between someone who might or might not represent your values, and me, a social progressive who is an economic conservative,” said Sweeney at ... Full Story

Hastert Dysfunctional as Speaker

Hastert Dysfunctional as Speaker

Now, Dennis Hastert Seems an Architect of Dysfunction as Speaker On Washington By CARL HULSE MAY 2, 2016 WASHINGTON — The book jacket for J. Dennis Hastert’s 2004 memoir, “Speaker,” proudly notes how little known he was by the public despite being one of the most powerful people in America. “Not because he has anything to hide,” it says, “but because he doesn’t care who gets the credit.” It turns out that John Dennis Hastert did have something to hide, something ... Full Story

Another choice for Senator from Colorado

Another choice for Senator from Colorado

Meet The Senate Candidate Challenging The Corporate Takeover Of Democracy MINNEAPOLIS — The ballots may say Democrat or Republican, but this election cycle, it’s felt more like “imperialist neocon” or “racist fascist.” The corporate-aligned, two-party duopoly is dominating airwaves and screens. And in turn, the corporate-funded mainstream media is selling only candidates whose agendas don’t disrupt commercial fundraising. Donald Trump has turned out to be an ... Full Story

Lundberg letter: May 2016

May 3, 2016 Immunization Exemption Forms Senate Bill 150--What it is, What it is Not _____________________________________________________________ State Health Department Makes Laws Without the Legislature House Bill 1164, a bill that would have required parents to register immunization exemptions for their children online was killed on second reading in the House on April 25. This bill was a bad idea for many reasons. To read more, click here. One might breathe a sigh ... Full Story

Lundberg Report: March 2016

Cruz Wins Colorado! Caucus or Primary? Prayer Rally at the Capitol Half-Way Through Session Cruz Wins Colorado! Last week, on Super-Tuesday, there was a great turn-out at the precinct caucuses in Larimer County. I talked to 19 precincts at threes different locations. Even though there were some complications with so many people attending, overall it was a very successful night. The Republican party in Colorado did not conduct a state straw poll of presidential ... Full Story

WAAAHHHH…but we don’t wanna get arrested!!

WAAAHHHH…but we don’t wanna get arrested!!

By Mike Ferner As the macho, gun-toting, testosterone-addled cowboys who took over the wildlife refuge in Oregon call it quits, their pitiful whine can be heard all the way to Florida: “Waaahhh…but we don’t wanna get arrested…” So much for the rugged-individualists and badass proponents of personal responsibility. Let’s see what happens as their armed insurrection winds down.  How will the system treat the militant bullyboys? Will they get pepper-sprayed in the face as ... Full Story

How to Tell If Congress Is Working Again

How to Tell If Congress Is Working Again

By Lee H. Hamilton There have been encouraging signs that the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill wants to make Congress function again. They’ve talked about using conference committees more, allowing a more open process for rank-and-file members, enacting separate appropriation bills rather than using omnibus bills, and letting committees lead on legislation rather than hoarding all power in the leadership offices. Perhaps most important, they’ve acknowledged that Congress has many ... Full Story

Lundberg January 2016 Newsletter

Lundberg January 2016 Newsletter

Health Exchange Tax Death Penalty Observations on Iowa   Health Exchange Tax The first bill I introduced this year, Senate Bill 2, will require the voters in Colorado to approve the tax imposed on them by the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange. If the exchange wants to tax the people $30,321,000, they should go to the voters and the voters should be allowed to make that decision. TABOR (the Taxpayer Bill of Rights) requires that all new taxes be approved by a vote of ... Full Story

Keving Lundberg November Newsletter

Keving Lundberg November Newsletter

Fetal Tissue Hearing Syrian Refugees in Colorado Endorsing Ted Cruz for President Cambell Soup and G.A. Henty Lundberg, Kevin 0912.jpg Kevin Lundberg _______________________________________________________________________ Here is my report on the Fetal Tissue Trafficking Hearing I chaired last week. The hearing was a great success, despite a lack of participation from Planned Parenthood and most state agencies. With a standing-room-only crowd, several TV ... Full Story

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