On International Women’s Day, Colorado legislators are moving forward with a bill that would exempt diapers from the state’s 2.9% sales tax in an effort to make the necessary item more affordable for women and families.
One amusing facet of modern “conservatism” is the propensity for its members to be the very things that they purport to despise. Meet Colorado State Rep. Tim “Jailbird” Leonard (R-Evergreen), who was recently sentenced to fourteen days in jail on contempt of court charges.
There are plenty of reasons to oppose State Rep. Dave Williams’ (R-Colorado Springs) anti-sanctuary bill. Sanctuary cities are safer than non-sanctuary cities, undocumented immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than U.S. citizens, and the bill would place an unfunded burden on local law-enforcement, to name a few. But I want to focus on something else: hypocrisy.
District 59’s GOP representative J Paul Brown (R) is apparently a big fan of Cliven Bundy, the freeloading rancher who wants taxpayers to fund his ranching because he apparently isn’t very good at it. Bundy is also a racist, as the following quote illustrates:
Last week 20 of Colorado’s prominent economists from universities and research institutions penned a letter in support of Amendment 70, which would gradually raise the state’s minimum wage from $8.31 to $12 by 2020.
Last week several of the state’s public interest groups, including The Bell Policy Center, The Colorado Fiscal Institute, New Era Colorado, Conservation Colorado, and ProgressNow Colorado came out in opposition of Amendment 71.
Coloradans will have the chance to vote on the medical aid in dying initiative, Proposition 106, this November. The measure would allow terminally ill patients who suffer from painful conditions to shorten the dying process by taking prescribed medication.
Clergy and communities of faith will gather this week to examine the religious reasons to support Amendment 70, which would raise the state’s minimum wage from $8.31 an hour to $12 an hour by 2020.
One Coloardo, the state’s leading advocacy group for Lesban, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual and Queer rights, released their endorsements for the November election last week. The bipartisan list includes 50 of the state’s leaders who would work to achieve equality for LGBTQ residents and their families.