Director of the Interfaith Alliance, Rev. Amanda Henderson, welcomes people to Faithful Tuesdays Photographed by: Peter Savic The second “Faithful Tuesdays,” a weekly event at the Capitol intended to “advance a moral economy, equity, and the eradication of racism now,” took place Tues. with speakers from advocacy groups calling legislative action for criminal justice reform.
Conservative Radio Hosts Deliver Seriously Misleading Information In Their “No Safe Site” Presentation at Capitol
In an emotional if fact-challenged presentation, conservative talk-radio hosts took their campaign against an initiative to fight overdose deaths to the state Capitol on Monday.
The Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Act was struck down by the Senate State Affairs Committee in a 3-2 vote Monday.
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.