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Working for the good of others

As winter weather drives more people indoors, it’s time to note that there’s been good progress made lately on Colorado’s natural resources issues. There’s a long ways to go before…

Interim committees to consider new legislation

My September finished with another round of interim committee hearings, including on data collection of police-initiated contacts, considering possible ways to improve statewide racial profiling data, and the final series…

Water resources review committee keeps legislators busy

The legislative interim has been anything but slow. There are so many interim committee meetings that many legislators have commented that they look forward to the start of the next…

Roberts welcomes more viewpoints to discussions

It’s been an interesting start to my summer. Responding to a reporter’s question of whether I’d be thinking about running for the U.S. Senate during the interim, I answered honestly…

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…