State Rep. Tim Leonard’s (R-Evergreen) made a controversial Facebook post last week, in which he likened Women’s March protestors to Nazi paramilitary thugs, specifically “Hitler’s Brownshirts.”
Tax bill advances the agenda of Colorado’s proponents of a ‘Personhood’ abortion ban
The Republican tax bill is being stuffed with provisions that go way beyond taxes, including language that for the first time recognizes fertilized eggs (zygotes) in federal law.
After Weinstein, a state lawmaker is reconsidering Pence’s rule about being alone with women. He’s wrong.
The avalanche of sexual harassment and assault allegations that have dominated the media over the past several weeks got one Colorado lawmaker thinking, not about how we can create inclusive spaces where women are free of sexual harassment and assault, but rather if we might be better off delegating women to a separate sphere entirely.
Colorado Republicans show love for Betsy DeVos and ALEC
Many Colorado Republicans welcomed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to Denver with open arms earlier this month.
Colorado progressive groups just issued report cards for state legislators. See how yours stack up.
A coalition of Colorado grassroots groups launched a website Tuesday where constituents can find rankings for their state representatives.
When you’re anti-taxing so hard you stumble onto a perfect anti-TABOR argument
Colorado’s State Legislature is working on its yearly budget, which includes HB 1242, a bipartisan compromise that would ask voters to approve a small tax increase to provide up to 3.2 billion to address the state’s crumbling infrastructure. The hard-right wing of the Republican party in Colorado hates the deal because of their dogmatic adherence to a “no new taxes” position.
GOP State House Representative Tim Leonard passes on anti-vaccination misinformation
I’ve written in this space about Rep. Tim Leonard (R-Evergreen) before. He is one of the most radical members of the Colorado State Legislature. Well, he’s at it again, this time posting this video with a cryptic warning to know the cost/benefit trade-off regarding vaccinating children.
In a sea of crazy GOP legislators, one Colorado lawmaker stands out
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.