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Solutions to transportation problems differ

Our students in southwest Colorado ride buses across the state to get to their sporting events. Our business owners travel miles and miles on our highways to haul goods and…

Teacher shortage affects schools across the state

When I was little, my South Lakewood Elementary class would board a bus once a year and take a field trip to our state Capitol. I was always in awe;…

McLachlan outlines progress of numerous bills

The legislative session is becoming more intense each passing day as our daily agendas in the House and our various committees become busier. In the House Agriculture, Livestock and Natural…

Local constituents present at state capitol

Many of the bills I am sponsoring this session have advanced in the legislature. On Tuesday, the House unanimously approved HB14-1080 on third reading. I am proud to be a…

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…

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