DOCK THEIR PAY? A new poll shows significant support for slashing the paychecks of Congress and the President
DENVER – With President Obama and Congress preparing for a protracted fight over whether to raise the nation’s record $16.4 trillion debt limit, a new Rasmussen Reports poll suggests that voters have an idea about where lawmakers and the president can find some savings: Their own salaries. Read more »
Senator Greg Brophy (R-Wray) said that the bill would give more power to the Joint Budget Committee
DENVER– A bill to repeal the requirement that the state Senate and House approve a joint resolution certifying the estimated annual general fund revenue passed the Senate Finance Committee without a peep of dissent Tuesday – but the change in state statute promises more debate on the Senate floor. Read more »
Senate President John Morse (D-Colo. Spgs.) dismissed the impact of several proposed gun control measures in an interview last week
DENVER – In an interview with CBS4last week, Senate President John Morse (D-Colo. Springs) proclaimed his belief that additional background checks and a ban on high capacity magazines would do little to limit gun violence, stepping on a key message coming from supporters of gun control in his own party. Read more »
HOLBERT: “The Second Amendment is a right–it’s not a privilege”
DENVER–As many as 1,000 gun-rights advocates rallied at the state capital Saturday as part of a national pushback against federal and state effort to restrict firearms access.
State Rep. Chris Holbert (R-Parker) urged attendees at the Guns Across America rally to contact their state representatives and ask them one question: “How will you vote?” Read more »
Udall has signaled support for extending a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines, but has not yet weighed in on other proposals
WASHINGTON — Colorado’s Mark Udall indicated support for two key proposals of President Obama’s legislative package to reduce gun violence, taking a stand slightly to the left of his fellow Senate Democrats who also are up for re-election in 2014.
The Colorado Democrat told Denver’s FOX affiliate last month he supports a renewal of the assault-weapons bans that lapsed in 2004. Read more »