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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘senate’

Colorado Dems and GOP respond to redistricting

Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio Responds to Supreme Court’s Approval of New State Legislative Districts Denver – Following the approval of new legislative districts by the Colorado Supreme Court, Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio released the following statement: “Today’s ruling guarantees Colorado voters competitive districts that pressure legislators to look beyond their political bases. These new districts will favor representatives who are ... Full Story

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

OpEd News, December 8

OpEd News, December 8

      43 articles you haven't seen. 43 provocative and enlightening articles. The bill of rights is being threatened and America is losing its way.           By Ruth Hull
 From Eviction to Victory, San Francisco Shows the Way to Take Back America In San Francisco,after a brutal eviction, the people retook Justin Herman Plaza at the Embarcadero and strong support led to the police backing down. There were casualties that ... Full Story

War looms, torture and more

War looms, torture and more

Congress promoting un-American ideals By Gary Wamsley Senate Republicans are using the Defense Authorization Bill to advance some very un-American ideals. These amendments should have you worried. In the first is an amendment that would authorize the military to operate on American soil and detain American citizens. It has long been on of the cornerstones of our democracy that the military is only to defend the country from outside sources. Under the guise of ... Full Story

GOP pushes for drilling in Arctic National Wildlife

  Article appears in he Summit County Citizens Voice newspaper   GOP pushes for drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge  By Summit Voice Oil drilling in the coastal strip in the Alaskan Arctic has been hotly contested for decades SUMMIT COUNTY — Continuing to push for domestic energy production, House Republicans this week said they will introduce a bill that would open parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling. Although the area was set aside for ... 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

Bipartisan bill would give Colorado voters the chance

Democrats and Republicans come together to end “ballot initiative warfare” DENVER, Feb 14, 2011— Today, a bipartisan concurrent resolution to allow Colorado voters to reform the Colorado Constitutional initiative process passed out of the State Affairs Committee. The resolution is sponsored by Senate President Brandon Shaffer (D-Longmont) and Senator Nancy Spence (R-Centennial). If passed by the legislature, the resolution will go to Colorado voters for approval. President ... Full Story

Redistricting Committee formed

House and Senate Leaders Announce Appointments To Bipartisan Redistricting Committee House Speaker-designee Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, Senate President Brandon Shaffer, D-Longmont, Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp, R-Littleton, and House Minority Leader Sal Pace, D-Pueblo, today announced their appointments to serve on the joint legislative committee tasked with drawing Colorado’s congressional lines. “Our goal in creating this committee is to take a new approach to the ... Full Story

“Colorado Pols” looks at the election

“Colorado Pols” looks at the election races

Information on Colorado Politics and the current betting line on major contests in the state at ColoradoPols.com The Rise of Sewer Money Commentary by Joe Conason In New York, there is a traditional name for the kind of anonymous cash now cascading into the American electoral process. It's called sewer money. ...

Bennet a No-Show at 92% of Senior Citizen Hearings

Bennet skips Social Security, senior hearings--even when they're in Colorado Press Release by Owen Loftus | Press Secretary Buck for Colorado DENVER—Senator Michael Bennet has trouble with attendance.  Yesterday, it was revealed that he wants to limit debates with Republican Senate candidate Ken Buck. Now Coloradans are learning that Bennet is ditching work. Bennet is a member of the Special Committee on Aging, which tackles issues such as Social Security and other important ... Full Story

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