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McLachlan reports on legislative session

As usual, the legislative session is flying by at breakneck speed. HB14-1119, which is a food donation tax credit bill I am cosponsoring with Tim Dore (R-Elizabeth), passed unanimously out…

2014 legislative session: Education, broadband and more

2014 legislative session: Education, broadband and more

The 2014 legislative session began on Jan. 8 and, as the session really begins to get underway, I wanted to highlight what my colleagues and I will be working on…

The future of Colorado is tied to water and weather

The future of Colorado is tied to water and weather

As a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources, I am part of a group that is entrusted with the responsibility of protecting our environment and…

Washington dysfunction hurting rural Colorado

Washington dysfunction hurting rural Colorado

One sign of the dysfunction in Washington these days is that the conversations there have completely detached from the ones happening in kitchens and living rooms across Colorado and the…

Rain, summer events come to life in the 59th District

Rain, summer events come to life in the 59th District

After our poor winter snowpack, continued drought in the spring, and fires around the state, we were excited to see the beginning of our monsoon season starting in late June.…

District-wide listening tour most helpful

District-wide listening tour most helpful

Since the Colorado House of Representatives adjourned on May 8, I traveled throughout our beautiful district for a listening tour. I held town halls in every county of House District…

Accomplishments, with compromise and respect

Accomplishments, with compromise and respect

My first year in the legislature was one of the busiest in recent years, and I confirmed my belief that the only way to get things done is through compromise…

An inaugural session comes to an end

An inaugural session comes to an end

My first legislative session, and one of the most exciting and productive sessions in recent memory, is coming to an end Wednesday, May 8. I am sponsoring Senate Bill 264,…

Final day of session quickly approaching

Final day of session quickly approaching

Much like the weather out here on the Front Range, this past week was lively, to say the least. Despite the often long days and nights at the Capitol, I…

Exciting week as the session wanes

Exciting week as the session wanes

First and foremost, I would like to express my regrets for missing the annual La Plata and Archuleta County Cattlemen’s dinner. As our session comes to a close, we are…

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