Sen. Michael Johnston (D-Denver) was among those who voted to advance the controversial proposal to grant tuition discounts to illegal aliens
DENVER– Once again cheers and applause erupted under the golden dome when a bill to award in-state tuition to illegal immigrants was passed Thursday by the Senate Education Committee on a 6-3 vote. The aye votes were cast by five Democrats and a Republican – state Sen. Owen Hill of Colorado Springs. Read more »
TIPTON: Medicare, Social Security and many other safety nets and vital programs are on the path to bankruptcy if we fail to get spending under control
The people of the 3rd District want Congress to pass a responsible budget that cuts spending, protects and strengthens programs like Medicare and Social Security, and ensures that our troops have the resources they need to defend our nation. This is my goal, and I will fight to pass a responsible budget in this Congress. And if Congress doesn’t do its job and pass a budget, then members shouldn’t be paid. Read more »
A Senate committee killed a measure designed to end forced unionization, and approved one allowing collective bargaining for firefighters (AEI Image)
DENVER – Right-to-Work laws have passed in at least 24 states – not without angry backlash from unions and Democrats – but a measure designed to end forced unionization in Colorado died quietly in a Senate committee on Wednesday.
Perhaps because the bill’s demise was predictable, only two proponents testified for Senate Bill 24, Right-to-Work legislation, which failed to generate a single opposition argument. Read more »
A bipartisan majority of House lawmakers approved a bill to conditionally raise the nation’s $16.4 trillion debt limit on Wednesday
WASHINGTON — Five of Colorado’s seven representatives joined a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers in voting to raise the limit on the nation’s $16.4 billion debt on Wednesday – but attached some strings.
The “No Budget, No Pay” act would extend the federal treasury’s borrowing authority until May 19. If the House or Senate have not agreed on a budget outline by April 15, federal lawmakers’ salaries would be withheld. Read more »
Udall apparently scored an inauguration ticket to for one of the state’s most combative Green Lobby campaigners
We tend to operate under the theory that nothing surprises us when it comes to Senator Mark Udall (D-Colo).
He’s married to one of the environmental movement’s queen bees; he pushes for massive federal subsidies for wind power on one hand while railing against tax credits for Colorado job creators (natural gas companies) on the other hand. Read more »