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Roberts reviews legislative session

It’s been a month since the end of the legislative session and it’s been great to be home more. Driving over Red Mountain pass last week to attend two town…

Youth needed to serve on advisory council

It’s almost hard to believe that, in two weeks, the legislative session will be over, and I’ll be happily settling back in at home, not having to return to the…

Bill would reform process for changing state constitution

With less than a month to go before the end of the legislative session, the piles of bills and the amount of committee work still to be done are daunting.…

Feedback requested on health insurance exchange

I acquired a new assignment this year, which is to chair the legislative oversight committee for Colorado’s new health insurance exchange, known as Connect for Health Colorado. While I’d been…

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…

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