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Senator Wiens calls for face-to-face meeting with Mexican consul in Denver

Wed, 31 May 2006 14:20:42 GMT

DENVER – Colorado state Sen. Tom Wiens, R-Castle Rock, renewed his demand that Mexico’s consul general in Denver apologize for criticizing Colorado’s laws, and the senator invited the Mexican official to meet and clear the air over immigration issues.



SB198 – Good Medicine for Colorado Docs and Patients

Wed, 31 May 2006 12:55:17 GMT

Most of us know how time consuming and frustrating it is to fight with our health insurance company?  But can you imagine doing this every day, all day long!  For many health care providers in Colorado, this is a painful reality.



Plains lawmakers denounce water cutoff for farmers, call on governor to intervene

Wed, 31 May 2006 12:53:56 GMT

DENVER - Several state lawmakers representing a swath of Colorado’s agricultural belt asked the governor Wednesday to step in on behalf of about 200 South Platte River farmers who were left high and dry this week when a court shut down their irrigation wells. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, Sen. Dave Owen, R-Greeley, Rep. Dale Hall, R-Greeley and Rep. Diane Hoppe, R-Sterling, called on Gov. Bill Owens in a letter Wednesday to help “find cooperative solutions and alternatives to the curtailment.”



Voters to decide if Homestead Exemption will be expanded to include disabled veterans

Wed, 31 May 2006 12:52:35 GMT

DENVER – On the last day of the 2006 legislative session, the General Assembly passed a measure that will ask voters to provide property tax relief for Colorado's disabled veterans.



Wiens throws down gauntlet to Mexico’s Denver rep

Wed, 24 May 2006 14:40:42 GMT

DENVER – Sen. Tom Wiens, R-Castle Rock, is demanding an apology from Mexico’s Denver consulate on behalf of all Coloradans, denouncing Consul General Juan Marcos Gutierrez for meddling in Colorado’s internal affairs.



Senate unanimously approves tougher penalties for child porn

Wed, 24 May 2006 14:38:29 GMT

DENVER -- The Colorado Senate on Friday unanimously approved a measure that makes possession of child pornography a Class 6 felony. A first offense for possession of child porn, under current law, is a misdemeanor.



Bipartisan coalition announces support for locating diversified coal/wind energy plant in SE Colo

Mon, 22 May 2006 04:54:18 GMT

DENVER – For the past several years, Tri-State Generation and Transmission and Xcel Energy have stated that Colorado has a substantial need for new power generation facilities to serve the Front Range.



Wiens measure becomes law, bans sanctuary cities

Mon, 22 May 2006 04:52:21 GMT

DENVER – Senate Bill 90, by state Sen. Tom Wiens, R-Castle Rock, was signed into law Monday by Colorado Gov. Bill Owens. The measure prevents cities and local governments from implementing sanctuary policies allowing illegal aliens to live within their borders without any fear of punishment.



Senate approves stiffer penalties against mortgage fraud

Mon, 22 May 2006 04:46:27 GMT

DENVER – The state Senate on Tuesday gave unanimous approval to a measure meant to protect Colorado consumers against residential mortgage fraud.



COLORADO’S KIDS LOSE AGAIN

Mon, 22 May 2006 04:43:45 GMT

DENVER—Today, Senator Peter Groff (D-Denver) moved to kill his own bill after the House gutted the measure’s original intent designed to improve the educational achievement of Colorado’s kids and strengthen parents’ involvement in their child’s education.