Colorado House Majority Leader Amy Stephens is feeling the heat – not from sweltering summer temperatures but instead from the sizzling tempers of Republican “anarchists” who think the Monument legislator has violated conservative and constitutional values. They seem bent on anointing a warrior to defeat Stephens in 2012 – the frontrunner is Kanda Calef.
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A Senate committee axed three Republican immigration bills Monday. The committee, on a party-line vote, turned down legislation that targeted voting accessibility and immigration concerns. Also killed was a bill ridiculed by some as a “birther bill.” That legislation would have required elected officials to present proof of citizenship upon taking office.
The Joint Budget Committee comes to terms on budget and averts a stand-off. Bill restores some education funding and scales back some PERA contributions.
Former Colorado Springs Senator Dave Schultheis is no longer holding forth on bills on the Senate floor in Denver, but he has continued to exert influence this year as the powerful force behind the conservative Republican Study Committee of Colorado. Now that influence may be waning. This week, a third of the RSCC flock quit the committee, rejecting the would-be radical-right revival.
Legislation modeled after a section of an Arizona law was killed yesterday in the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs committee on a party-line vote as Sen. Rollie Heath, D-Boulder, proclaimed the bill un-Coloradan. Bill sponsor, Sen. Kent Lambert, R-Colorado Springs, said the bill’s death was just another example of Democrats failing to address the immigration issue.
Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, has introduced legislation that would cause PERA members to continue making the higher payments they began making because of legislation last year. He referred to his bill as “a necessary evil”, but pointed to a bill carried by Republican senators as further compounding the problem.
If a new bill is passed, anyone arrested who is suspected of being in the country illegally may have a very hard time getting a bond. The bill would remove current exemptions that allow bail bond agents to reclaim their bond money if an immigrant is found to be illegally in the country and is deported.
An Arizona-style immigration bill introduced in Colorado yesterday has met with fierce resistance from immigrant rights groups.
The long expected immigration bill by Sen. Kent Lambert, R-Colorado Springs, sparked a firestorm of condemnation from local civil rights groups.
The Colorado Springs Gazette this week came out with an editorial strongly opposing Arizona-style immigration reform.
Republicans may be off to a horrible start. At a meeting of the Colorado Republican Study Committee in Denver on Monday,
Republican legislators Monday hosted an informational meeting to discuss immigration in Colorado, but the Colorado Independent has learned two of the presenters invited to speak were from organizations founded by white supremacist John Tanton. One of those organizations, The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), has been named a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).