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Volunteer fire department bill signed into law

My first bill was signed into law last week, which was a bipartisan bill to give volunteer fire departments the option to form as nonprofit organizations. This is aimed at…

Senate holds civil, robust discussions

We’re heading into the midway point of the 2015 legislative session, which gives me a moment to pause and reflect on how things are going. With the divided legislature, as…

Remote testimony tested on bills in legislative session

We’re already about a third of the way into the 2015 legislative session. Bills are being heard in committees and, if approved, move to the Senate floor for debate and…

Roberts plows through mountain of bill proposals

Moving into February, we’ve got nearly 340 bills introduced in the House and Senate. That’s probably just over half of how many will be filed before the session ends, which…

Legislative session off to a good start

Things are off to a fast and busy start at the Colorado legislature. We’ve just finished the last of the ceremonial formalities, which are time consuming, but important for their…

Colorado legislative session 2015 gets underway soon

At last, with snow on the ground, it feels like December. That, combined with the increased frequency of phone calls and meetings mean that, before long, the Colorado legislative session…

Roberts elected as Senate president pro tempore

With Election Day behind us at last, next year’s Colorado legislature begins to take shape. For the first time since being elected in 2006, I’ll be serving in the majority…

Water, wildfire issues continue to dominate meetings

Traveling around my district for meetings and events is always a scenic journey and the fall colors have been spectacular. Seeing more of the mountaintops with snow is also beautiful.…

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…

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