Its’ good to know Gov. Jared Polis reads this column. He asked me to correct a line in my last one where I said he wants to use your TABOR refunds to plug a hole in the unemployment fund.

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Its’ good to know Gov. Jared Polis reads this column. He asked me to correct a line in my last one where I said he wants to use your TABOR refunds to plug a hole in the unemployment fund.

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A few years ago (and even as I type those words, I realize that it was more than a few years ago. Alas, I'm getting older, grumble, grumble…) I heard former President George H.W. Bush tell a story about his mom being upset with him during an early run for elective office. She, of New England…

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My friend and frequent co-author, Bob Loevy, explains that he loves to write to call attention to new ideas or to get readers to consider new facts. He recalls his days as a newspaper reporter when he covered a story about a young boy at a Baltimore hospital who was awaiting an emergency hea…

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Colorado taxpayers recently received great news: our economy has rebounded to the point that state tax revenues are significantly higher than projected. That not only ensures ample funding for budget priorities, it also means that under the state constitution, citizens are due a tax rebate. …

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Cyberattacks are one of the greatest threats facing the country. In an increasingly digitized world, an almost limitless number of potential targets compounds this danger. Criminals seek to exploit cyber vulnerabilities by targeting individuals, businesses, and the public sector, including o…

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Mask mandates work! Efforts are needed to mitigate the surge in COVID-19 cases in our state and address capacity issues in our hospital systems across Colorado. The most recent modeling report from the Colorado School of Public Health identifies, “immediate increases in transmission control …

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Our oldest child started using high-potency marijuana at the age of 14. He got it from his friend’s older brother. His discovery has had a profound impact on his life and our family.

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I love living in Colorado, and the state’s recent population boom is clear evidence I’m not alone. We consistently top lists of the most educated states, most active states, most innovative states and best places to live.

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The 2021 legislative session is going to be overshadowed by COVID again this year. Within this shadow lies the opportunity to demonstrate the positive role of government during such times requiring stern and invasive public health policies and those policies’ direct impacts on small business…

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As our state continues to struggle with rising cases, the COVID-19 pandemic has only highlighted the deep structural issues that impact our ability to respond to public health emergencies. While many of the problems we faced last year stem from the Trump administration’s failure to quickly r…

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There are few things like a life-threatening crisis to clarify your perspective. The pandemic, the choices politicians made on our behalf, and the consequences of that combination give us a chance at near 20/20 vision. We just need to put on our pandemic glasses and see if we are willing to learn.

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The word of the year for 2020 could very well have been “unprecedented.” While I’m sure many Coloradans could think of some more choice words to describe the year, that’s the one that comes to mind most often for me. So much of what we lived through in the past 12 months was completely new a…

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For many families, the last nine months have been about just getting by; it’s time for legislators to start thinking about what comes next. Looking ahead, I’m eager to expand on some of our most recent legislative accomplishments, and to tackle the challenges that Coloradans will be facing i…

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With complete control of the building (and all of its extensions), the Democrats on both the first and second floors of the State Capitol might find themselves between a rock and a hard place.

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The 2021 legislative session will begin in unprecedented waters. After the swearing in of members, the legislature will then recess until Feb. 16 in an effort to avoid members contracting COVID-19.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on Colorado’s housing challenges, with many good people coming up with bad ideas. It’s important that the policy prescriptions we adopt in Colorado aren’t knee-jerk reactions. In the short term, the best way to help renters who are struggling — and t…

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For most families, their single largest living expense is housing. In Colorado, rents continue to rise as wages have remained mostly stagnant. Many of our elected officials in Colorado have been working diligently to ensure that a portion of new housing built in Colorado is affordable. We ne…