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Reflecting on the 2016 legislative session

The 2016 legislative session ended this past week and, as of a couple of hours ago, I’m thankfully back in La Plata County. I’ve turned in the keys to the…

It’s not too early to learn about ballot initiatives

Heavy Denver snowstorms and the return of the Colorado Rockies from baseball’s spring training join the increasingly frenzied pace at the Capitol to signal that May will soon be here.…

Budget to biomass: Roberts reports on legislative matters

Last week, the Senate passed the 2016-2017 budget bill, also called the “long bill,” since it’s the most detailed and lengthy piece of legislation each year. Despite dire predictions from…

Budget discussions move to drafting of budget

We’ve gotten to that time in the session when the Joint Budget Committee moves from budget discussions to drafting its bill proposing the state’s next annual budget. This year, the…

Pace picks up after passing halfway mark in legislative session

We’ve just passed the halfway mark in the 120-day legislative session, which is always a milestone looked to by those working at the Capitol as a signal that the pace…

Colorado Youth Advisory Council provides perspective

The Colorado Youth Advisory Council (COYAC) met this past weekend, working hard on their policy recommendations to present to the legislature in another month. I’m the legislator co-chair of the…

Biomass energy bill passes first vote, opposition seeks to kill bill

With the adrenaline rush of the Super Bowl victory by the Denver Broncos fading, but certainly not gone, legislative activity is picking up steam. I had four bills to present…

Biomass bill: A proactive approach to Colorado’s forest health

The 2016 legislative session is moving into full gear these days, with much of our time now being spent in committees as bills get their first hearing in front of…

Roberts rejects governor’s budget ‘fix’

We’re past the ceremonial days of the 2016 legislature and the only tasks we must complete in a session, based on the state’s constitution, are to pass the budget and…

Work harder to find solutions that match people’s expectations, pockets

Sitting at my home desk preparing to write this column, I couldn’t be happier to see the mounds of snow outside the window. May El Nino be all for southwest…

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