State Rep. Richard Holtorf (R-Akron) appeared on several local conservative radio shows over the weekend, discussing the launch of his committee to explore challenging U.S. Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) in the 2024 Republican primary.
‘There Is Evil in This Building:’ On National Day of Prayer, GOP Lawmaker & Allies Ask for God’s Help at CO Capitol
The National Day of Prayer has been a part of American politics since 1952, when U.S. Sen. Absalom Robertson (D-VA), father of televangelist Pat Robertson, introduced a bill, supported by famed evangelist Billy Graham, establishing the holiday for the purpose of fighting “the corrosive forces of communism which seek simultaneously to destroy our democratic way of life and the faith in an almighty God on which it is based.”
Republican legislators addressed attendees of the Colorado Parent Advocacy Network’s (CPAN) “Rally for Parent Rights” yesterday. The rally, which featured approximately 100 attendees, was in response to House Bill 23-1003, which would create a sixth through twelfth grade mental health assessment screening program administered by the state Department of Public Health & Environment. Republican legislators addressed vaccines, charter schools, LGBTQ issues, and what they saw as government overreach in regard to policies aimed at Colorado students.
Colorado Democrats have introduced a package of three bills that target the marketing practices of anti-abortion centers and their use of abortion pill reversal, expanding legal protections for patients and providers seeking reproductive and gender-affirming health care, and expanding insurance coverage for those seeking reproductive health care.
Two years into the pandemic, amid what experts call a statewide mental health crisis, Democrats and Republicans at the Colorado Legislature are advancing multiple bills that could drastically increase funding for state behavioral health programs.
Gov. Jared Polis (D-CO) signed two bills today that will make it easier for facilities cultivating cannabis to do business.