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Rep. Rankin sees Roan Plateau settlement as model for government cooperation

Rep. Rankin sees Roan Plateau settlement as model for government cooperation

11/21/2014 Denver – Earlier today, Governor Hickenlooper, along with U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, other government officials and representatives from both environmental groups and the energy industry held a press conference to announce a settlement had been reached on the Roan Plateau energy development lawsuit. In 2008, the Bureau of Land Management auctioned mineral leases to energy companies, but shortly afterwards, an environmental group filed a lawsuit to prevent any energy development. The settlement allows energy companies … Read entire article »

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Veterans Day Message from House Minority Leader DelGrosso

Veterans Day Message from House Minority Leader DelGrosso

11/11/2014 Denver – Today, House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso released the following statement in honor of Veterans Day. “We celebrate Veterans Day to honor all the brave men and women who have served in our armed forces. Our way of life, our freedoms and our opportunities are made possible by their courageous service. This Veterans Day, I encourage everyone to take time to thank a veteran for their service, and reflect on the countless sacrifices made to … Read entire article »

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House Republican Caucus election results

Denver – This afternoon, the House Republican Caucus held its leadership elections for the 70th General Assembly. Representative Brian DelGrosso (R-Loveland) was unanimously re-elected Minority Leader. “I am grateful to have the support and confidence from the House Republicans to continue to serve as Caucus Leader. We have made positives strides as a caucus and have significantly closed the gap between Republicans and Democrats in the House. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to advance the free market principles vital to Colorado’s continued recovery,” said DelGrosso.           Representative Libby Szabo (R-Arvada) was unanimously re-elected Assistant Minority Leader. “We have a strong caucus and I am excited to work with the returning and newly elected legislators to help reduce government burdens and protect individual liberties … Read entire article »

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House Minority Leader DelGrosso’s statements on election results

House Minority Leader DelGrosso’s statements on election results

11/07/2014 Denver – Today, following several Republican House seat pickups and narrowly missing majority control, House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso (R-Loveland) issued the following statements on the election results: “This election we had an uphill battle. Democrats gerrymandered the house district maps, rammed through their highly-partisan election laws, and out spent us 3-1. The fact that we picked up at least three seats and came less than 500 votes from gaining control of the House is a … Read entire article »

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Representative Amy Stephens issues statement on Black Forest horse neglect case

Representative Amy Stephens issues statement on Black Forest horse neglect case

September 25, 2014 Denver – Last week, a concerned neighbor in the Black Forest area reported a horse ranch with nearly a dozen horses and llamas suffering severe neglect and malnourishment. On Monday, the El Paso Sheriff’s Office reported the animals have been seized from the property and the owners will face animal cruelty charges. El Paso County Sheriff’s Office discovered over 10 carcasses of dead horses. The dozen horses and llamas rescued are at an … Read entire article »

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House Republicans’ comments on the new budget forecasts

House Republicans’ comments on the new budget forecasts

Denver – Today, the Colorado Legislative Council and Office of State Planning and Budgeting released their September revenue forecasts to the Joint Budget Committee showing increases in state revenue. However, while the forecasts showed Colorado’s overall economy improving, the economy in many regions outside the Front Range remains sluggish.   House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso (R-Loveland) released the following statement concerning the forecasts:   “It’s encouraging to see Colorado’s economy improve, but we can’t let improvements in Denver and … Read entire article »

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House Reps. react to Hickenlooper’s comment that more oil & gas regulation is crucial

House Reps. react to Hickenlooper’s comment that more oil & gas regulation is crucial

08/08/2014 Denver – On Wednesday, the Associated Press reported that at the annual Energy Expedition Summit in Denver, Governor Hickenlooper stated, “[the oil and gas commission’s] success is dependent upon it ending in regulation.” Governor Hickenlooper established the commission to study and make recommendations regarding hydraulic fracturing in Colorado in exchange for having the two pro and two anti-industry initiatives pulled from the November ballot.   Today, House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso (R-Loveland) and Representative Bob Rankin (R-Carbondale), … Read entire article »

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ICYMI: Channel 7 News reported loophole in school violence reporting, interviewed Rep. Lawrence following her stakeholder meeting on Monday

ICYMI: Channel 7 News reported loophole in school violence reporting, interviewed Rep. Lawrence following her stakeholder meeting on Monday

Denver – On Tuesday night, Channel 7 news reported that despite the tragic school shooting at Arapahoe High School last December, the school did not disclose the incident on the Colorado Department of Education  school violence report. The Channel 7 report included an interview with Representative Polly Lawrence (R-Littleton), who on Monday, held the first of a series of stakeholder meetings to discuss school violence reporting requirements in Colorado.   Keli Rabon of Channel 7 News reports: On … Read entire article »

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Bill giving disaster relief workers tax exemption takes effect

Bill giving disaster relief workers tax exemption takes effect

08/05/2014 DENVER – Tomorrow, Representatives Dan Nordberg (R-Colorado Springs) and Lori Saine’s (R-Firestone) House Bill 1003, which exempts out-of-state disaster relief workers from the Colorado state income tax, will go into effect.   “Over the past couple years, Colorado has witnessed some of the worst fire and flood natural disasters in state history and we needed outside help,” said Nordberg. “This bill allows us to, not only show our state’s appreciation, but also provide fair and appropriate compensation … Read entire article »

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Rep. DelGrosso’s bill preventing online lottery ticket sales goes into effect

Rep. DelGrosso’s bill preventing online lottery ticket sales goes into effect

08/05/2014 Denver – Tomorrow, House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso’s (R-Loveland) bill, House Bill 1142, prohibiting the Department of Revenue from selling Colorado lottery tickets online, will go into effect. After Democrats repeatedly delayed a final floor vote, House Bill 1142 passed out of the House on a 51-13 vote and out of the Senate unanimously.   “A government run program to sell lottery tickets online will hurt small businesses in Colorado and creates a risk that underage people … Read entire article »

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