Governor Jared Polis (D-CO) ran and won on a platform of 100% renewables and climate action. However, his recent threat to veto SB21-200: Reduce Greenhouse Gases Increase Environmental Justice, calls into question where Polis’s allegiances truly lie.
Imagine having no recourse after being sexually harassed at work. Imagine the harassment being considered acceptable under current employment law because the sexual harassment did not happen frequently enough or was not severe enough.
It’s becoming increasingly clear that there are two types of politicians these days: the performative obstructionists and the representative workhorses. The performative politician evaluates their success or failure based on how much attention they get on social media, cable news, or partisan radio programs. The latter worries more about constituent services, the bills they pass, and how well they represent the constituents of their district.
The Colorado House Finance Committee missed an opportunity Monday to move state pension funds (Public Employees’ Retirement Association, or PERA) onto a more financially and environmentally sound footing. In an 8-2 vote against the proposed new law (PERA Divestment From Fossil Fuel Companies, HB21-1246), lawmakers held onto mistaken assumptions about the stability of fossil fuel investments. Those views are no longer accurate and do not reflect today’s reality.
The Jefferson County Republican Party demonstrated a serious lack of respect for their Jewish constituents and the historical relevance of the Holocaust in a highly insensitive Facebook post last week.
To mark the convergence of the trial of Derek Chauvin and 4/20, today’s cannabis celebration, consider buying your marijuana supplies from a Black-owned dispensary.