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

House GOP Votes to Expand Unproven Tax Giveaways

April 5, 2012

April 5, 2012 (Denver) – House Republicans gave initial approval today to a bill to expand state tax breaks for corporate tourism projects, brushing aside Democratic assertions that the program lacked necessary guardrails, was inappropriate and did more harm than good. SB12-124, sponsored in the House by Rep. B.J. Nikkel (R-Loveland), would increase the number of

Film Incentives Program Funded

April 5, 2012

April 5, 2012 (Denver) – A bipartisan bill to incentivize film and video game production in Colorado, bringing more good jobs to Colorado’s burgeoning creative industries passed the House Appropriations Committee this morning on a 10-3 vote. House Bill 1286 sponsored by House Democratic Leader Mark Ferrandino (D-Denver) and Rep. Tom Massey (R-Poncha Springs) incentivizes the

GOP Kills GOP Bill to Drug-Test Public Assistance Recipients

March 29, 2012

March 29, 2012 (Denver) – Under withering criticism from House Democrats, Republicans pulled the plug today on their bill to require applicants for public assistance to pass a drug test to qualify for benefits. Democrats paraded to the well to denounce HB12-1046, sponsored by Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg (R-Sterling), as an unconstitutional presumption of guilt, a waste