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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…

Evidence collection, water rights, premature births, geothermal and energy bills on this week’s agenda

In this column, I’ll describe the bills that I’ll be presenting in committee this week. You’ll see why my job is mentally stimulating and challenging, given the variety of topics…

Term limits require adaptation to loss of knowledge, experience

Change is in the air at the Capitol, I can feel it. We’re just short of the halfway mark, that is, if we go the full 120 days of the…

School funding, forest and wildfire management current topics

Construction on the Capitol dome appears to be winding down and, as the scaffolding is slowly dismantled, natural sunlight is beginning to reappear in the center of the building. It’s…

Roberts continues to work on water legislation

In addition to the usual floor and committee schedule, I spent much of last week in meetings discussing two of the water policy bills that I’m sponsoring this session. The…

Bill requires assessment of emergency radio system

Two bills of mine made their way through committee last week. One of these requires the state to do a comprehensive assessment of Colorado’s emergency radio communications system. The assessment…

Senate passes bill allowing counties to elect commissioners by district vote

I am working my bills through committees and the Senate floor now. The final Senate vote on the bill allowing smaller population counties to choose to elect its commissioners by…

Bills focus on county districting, charter schools, communications

Besides my lawn irrigation bill that I adressed last week, I am working on other bills, some of which I will discuss in this column. One of these bills establishes…

New bill addresses lawn irrigation in new subdivisions

The legislative session has started and I’m settled into an apartment in Denver. My husband is a huge help in getting my stuff and me up here and dealing with…

Colorado’s future is burning as we fiddle

Legislative session 2014 is less than two weeks away and it’ll be an interesting time in the Colorado Senate. The recall and resignation of three Democratic senators since we adjourned…

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