While many politicians are playing it safe, saying it is too soon to talk about gun laws or saying they don’t want to “politicize” the Colorado and now Wisconsin shootings, Democratic U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette and Ed Perlmutter have been outspoken about their desire for more stringent regulation.
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Ask any Colorado legislator what they hope to accomplish in the upcoming session and they will tell you they want to create jobs, or help businesses create jobs, or remove regulatory impediments to job creation, or improve access to capital.
Two very different energy bills were debated in committees today, with one aimed at making dramatic changes to the Governor’s Energy Office and the other proposing a system by which residential and business property owners can finance energy-efficiency improvement through their local electric utilities. House Bill 1312 (pdf), sponsored by Rep. Jon Becker, R-Fort Morgan, calls for the reorganization of the Governor’s Energy Office, the brainchild of former Gov. Bill Ritter and his “New Energy Economy.” It was slated for debate in the House Agriculture Committee, where Democrats promised a fight.
A bill to pull state funding from local communities if they choose not to participate in the federal Secure Communities program–called an immigration dragnet by some State Representatives and local community leaders–passed the House on second reading today.
Colorado House Republicans today announced new committee chairs for the 2011 session, which will convene in January. More profoundly, perhaps, Speaker of the House-elect Frank McNulty announced new names for some of the committees.
Nowhere to be…
Now you see them, now you don’t.
That’s what supporters of Colorado HD 23 incumbent Rep. Max Tyler say, anyway.
Sometime late Friday night, dozens of Tyler signs disappeared in NW Lakewood. Funny thing is, some say that the…
When Democrat Max Tyler, Lakewood, was appointed to fill a vacancy created by Gwyn Green’s resignation from the Colorado House of Representatives last May, he knew he would have to run to retain the seat this year. Indeed, Tyler’s seat has been pegged by political analysts as one of roughly 20 state swing seats this year. But Tyler couldn’t have predicted that Republican Edgar Johansson would move from Denver to Golden just to run against him.
Clearly, renewable energy standards (RES) – adopted by nearly 30 states, including Colorado – work. That’s the message at least that’s coming from the American Wind Energy Association, according to the New York Times.
Conservationists appear to be taking a more subtle approach to reforming the fossil-fuel-fixated ways of Colorado’s rural electric associations (REAs) this legislative session, introducing a bill that would daylight the co-op’s board of director elections, but not offering much more in terms of transformative legislation.