GOP Whittles Dems’ Jobs Package Yet Again

April 17, 2012

April 17, 2012 (Denver) – Republicans shot down much of what remained of the House’s 2012 jobs agenda today, defeating two Democratic measures that would have connected Coloradans to good jobs. HB12-1129, Rep. Max Tyler’s bill to increase funding for the state’s Small Business Development Centers, was killed this morning by the House Appropriations Committee on


April 16, 2012

April 16, 2012 (Denver) – Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg (R-Sterling) today failed to gain traction on his bill to force the federal government to cede cherished and treasured acreage in Colorado. As amended, House Bill 12-1322 would have had the State of Colorado direct the United States Government to cede all “agricultural public lands” in Colorado to the

Legislators Honor Military Service Members & Families

April 16, 2012

April 16, 2012 (Denver) –Legislators and Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia attended the American Military Family Honor Rally that was sponsored by Rep. Nancy Todd (D-Aurora) today at the State Capitol. The AMF Honor Rally was organized by Gold Star Family Dan and Michelle Benavidez, who lost their son, Staff Sargeant Kennith W. Mayne, in combat.

GOP’s Rx for Gun Violence: More Guns

April 16, 2012

April 16, 2012 (Denver) – House Republicans’ loyalty to GOP — Guns Over People — prevailed today when they gave initial approval to a bill that would end Colorado’s background check for firearms purchasers. HB12-1048, sponsored by Rep. Mark Waller (R-Colorado Springs), would make the FBI background check the only insurance that a gun buyer is