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Wildfire and water committees meeting regularly

I’m up for re-election this year, but with no opponent, my life is simpler without an active campaign to mount. However, I’ve been busier than ever with one or the…

Water committee dives deep into conservation issues

Summer has been a complete delight. In addition to lots of meetings with constituents and in Denver, I’ve had time with family and friends and finally planted a small flower…

Roberts opposed to process, policies being proposed

Since we left the Denver Capitol in early May, legislators have been kept in suspense as to whether we’d be called back this summer by the governor for a special…

Roberts: Rubberstamping bills is ‘unacceptable’

The legislative session has been out for little over a month and it’s terrific to be home. I’ve already been to lots of meetings and activities in the district to…

Legislative session comes to an end

Depending on what day you read this column, the 2014 Colorado legislative session may already have ended. The state’s constitution allows the General Assembly 120 days and, after that, more…

Just a few weeks remain in legislative session

Looking out the window in Denver, watching a snowstorm worthy of a freezing, wintery day, I wonder if Easter is really just around the corner or if maybe we’re back…

Education, water, dissolving the Senate and an award

Last week, the Senate took up the budget bill and, as is often the case, stripped off the amendments made on the bill in the House. This may explain why,…

Developments are more than benign neglect

Last week saw some serious bumps in the road that didn’t bode well for rural Colorado. Repeatedly it’s been stated this year that there’s no war on rural Colorado, that…

Addressing wildfire challenges at the Capitol

The last couple of weeks have been a bit chaotic with the collision of a heavy bill load in committee and on the Senate floor along with my need to…

Passing a bill is like playing chess on a three-dimensional board

With a very busy week behind me, I’m pleased to say that six of the seven bills that I presented in committee passed and now head to the floor for…

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