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DelGrosso statement on Colorado losing private sector jobs

DelGrosso statement on Colorado losing private sector jobs

07/18/2014 Denver – Today, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment released their latest job figures showing Colorado added 3,000 jobs last month. However, while these new jobs lowered Colorado’s unemployment to 5.5 percent, the growth was in government rather than private sector jobs. Colorado added 3,300 government jobs but lost 300 jobs private sector jobs, and 1,600 people left the labor force.   House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso (R-Loveland) issued the following statement regarding the loss of … Read entire article »

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McNulty Statement on Democrats’ Failed Special Session

McNulty Statement on Democrats’ Failed Special Session

07/16/2014 Calls on Polis to end his bullying tactics and withdraw his energy ban initiatives  Following Governor Hickenlooper’s announcement that he will not call a special session, Representative Frank McNulty (R-Highlands Ranch) issued the following statement: “Many of us hoped that we could help millionaire Congressman Jared Polis understand that families and communities will be devastated by his aggressive anti-energy agenda. In the end, Polis’ immature ‘take it or leave it’ approach to negotiating a solution left us … Read entire article »

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House Republicans meet with the founder of the Niobrara Data Center Energy Park

House Republicans meet with the founder of the Niobrara Data Center Energy Park

07/15/2014 Denver – Yesterday, House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso of Loveland and Assistant Minority Leader Libby Szabo of Arvada along with Minority Whip Polly Lawrence (R-Littleton) and Representatives Perry Buck (R-Windsor) and Lori Saine (R-Firestone) met with the founder and developer of the Niobrara Data Center Energy Park (NEP) in Weld County, Colorado. The NEP site is currently undeveloped open space, but plans are underway to turn the 644 acre parcel into a self-sustaining, natural-gas and … Read entire article »

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Szabo demands Hickenlooper assure public that personal information has not been compromised in new system rollout

Szabo demands Hickenlooper assure public that personal information has not been compromised in new system rollout

07/07/2014 Denver – Today, Assistant House Minority Leader Libby Szabo (R-Arvada) called on Governor Hickenlooper to publicly assure state employees, government vendors and all Colorado citizens that their confidential and sensitive information held by the state is secure. In a separate letter, Szabo also asked the state auditor to conduct a thorough review and audit of the Colorado Operations and Resource Engine (CORE) project. A recent Fox31 Denver investigation found that the new CORE accounting system that … Read entire article »

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House Minority Leader DelGrosso’s Independence Day Message

House Minority Leader DelGrosso’s Independence Day Message

07/03/2014 Denver – In recognition of the 4th of July, House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso (R-Loveland) issued the following statement: “This 4th of July weekend, as we come together with friends and family to celebrate our independence, may the events and evening displays be a shining expression of our freedom as Americans, and gratitude for the courage, strength and sacrifice vital to the preservation of freedom, be in our hearts.” … Read entire article »

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New Law Protects Sex Assault Victims and their Children

New Law Protects Sex Assault Victims and their Children

July 1, 2014   Denver – Today, House Bill 1162, sponsored by Representative Lois Landgraf (R-Fountain) and signed by the governor on May 9th, officially becomes law. The new law adds a provision to Senate Bill 13-277, allowing victims of sexual assaults to file a petition to terminate the parent-child relationship of the parent who allegedly committed the assault, even if there was no conviction. It also stipulates protection for the victims, confirmation of parentage, due process, … Read entire article »

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Bill to Prevent Child Trafficking Becomes Law

Bill to Prevent Child Trafficking Becomes Law

July 1, 2014   Denver – Today, House Bill 1372, sponsored by Representative Kathleen Conti (R-Littleton) and signed by the governor on May 22nd, goes into effect. The new law makes the advertisement of children for illegal adoption purposes a class 6 felony. The legislation was in response to a deplorable practice known as ‘rehoming’ in which parents use means, such as online sites, to illegally advertise their children whom they no longer want.   “I am relieved law … Read entire article »

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Governor Finally Agrees to Attend Rep. Scott’s Western Slope Economic Summit

Governor Finally Agrees to Attend Rep. Scott’s Western Slope Economic Summit

July 1, 2014   Denver – Yesterday afternoon, Governor Hickenlooper met with Representative Ray Scott (R-Grand Junction) and other Western Slope officials to discuss the region’s sluggish economy and stalled recovery. Since last December, Representative Scott has been requesting that Governor Hickenlooper meet with Western slope officials to discuss ways to help boost the region’s economy.   “Governor Hickenlooper points to Denver and the Front Range as evidence his economic blueprint is working, but unfortunately his plan is not … Read entire article »

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Bill Eliminating Statute of Limitations on Violent Offenses Becomes Law

Bill Eliminating Statute of Limitations on Violent Offenses Becomes Law

July 1, 2014   Denver – Today, Senate Bill 59, sponsored by Representative Polly Lawrence (R-Littleton) and signed by the governor on March 21st, went into effect in Colorado. The new law eliminates the statute of limitations for violent felonies, such as burglary or kidnapping, which accompany a sexual assault.   “As of today, sexual predators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, for all crimes committed, regardless of how much time passes,” said Lawrence. “Women … Read entire article »

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Agritourism Protections Become Law

Agritourism Protections Become Law

July 1, 2014   Denver – Today, legislation sponsored by Representative Tim Dore (R-Elizabeth) designed to enhance civil liability protections for the new industry of agritourism became law. Agritourism is the practice of providing people, who may not otherwise be involved in agriculture, the opportunity to participate in activities such as planting and harvesting of crops, animal husbandry, and rodeo and livestock activities.   “With the advent of agritourism, rural areas have an excellent economic driver which they can … Read entire article »

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