March 29, 2018

Rep. Carver puts $2 million toward wildfire preparedness in upcoming budget

DENVER—Yesterday, Representatives Terri Carver (R-Colorado Springs) and her co-sponsor Tim Leonard (R-Evergreen) successfully amended the upcoming FY 2018-19 budget to shift $2 million from the state General Fund to help local communities prepare for wildfires. The amendment directs $2 million from a General Fund that is over a billion dollars larger than last year and gives the Department of Public …

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March 29, 2018

Democrats once again put transportation at the bottom of their list

DENVER—Yesterday, the House of Representatives worked up to midnight debating the FY 2018-19 budget and the 95 accompanying amendments. Out of the 95, House Republicans offered six amendments that would have moved more than $631 million dollars out of wasteful and unnecessary programs and into road construction. Democrats not only killed every Republican amendment, but offered no amendments of their …

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March 29, 2018

Republican-led amendments invest over $35 million into school safety

DENVER—Late last night, the House of Representatives adopted two Republican budget amendments that allocate over $35 million of General Fund revenue for school resource officers and other forms of physical security. The amendments, one of which was sponsored by Representative Jim Wilson of Salida, a retired principal and superintendent, were two of six amendments that House Republicans introduced to address …

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March 28, 2018

House Republicans seek to reprioritize $631 million for roads in upcoming budget

DENVER—Today, as the House of Representatives gets set to debate the first draft of the FY 2018-19 budget, House Republicans are heading into the debate with over $631 million dollars in proposed amendments to boost funding for roads in Colorado. The amendments pull funding from areas such as the Governor’s film incentives, and from wasteful and unnecessary Medicaid programs, as …

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March 27, 2018

Democrats reject freedom of conscience bill

DENVER—Tonight, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee rejected, on a party-line vote, legislation establishing religious freedom in Colorado. House Bill 18-1206, sponsored by Representative Steve Humphrey (R-Alt), would have prevented the State of Colorado from taking any action against a religious organization or individual for denying certain services based on deeply held religious beliefs or moral convictions. Among other provisions …

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March 27, 2018

Wist’s bill targeting Medicaid fraud gets unanimous support in the House

DENVER—Yesterday, the House of Representatives unanimously supported legislation that will help Colorado better investigate and prosecute Medicaid fraud. House Bill 18-1211, sponsored by Assistant Minority Leader Cole Wist (R-Centennial), codifies an executive order establishing the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit within the Colorado Department of Law, and creates offenses related to making false statements on applications, Medicaid fraud, and credit and …

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March 26, 2018

Democrats kill legislation encouraging 529 savings accounts for K-12 education

DENVER—Today, Democrats on the House Education Committee killed, on a party-line vote, a bill that would have aligned Colorado’s tax code with the recent changes made to federal taxes regarding 529 savings accounts. In December, Congressional Republican-led tax reform, known as the Tax Reform and Jobs Act, changed federal tax policy to allow parents to use 529 savings accounts for …

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March 25, 2018

The safety of our schools

I can no longer be silent about what is happening, not when so many good young people marched and protested today to relate something to this country they don’t understand. The reality of this what is happening has been fabricated for them into very bad facts.
The word “assault” is being used to bring more validity to their claims. Assault is any physical or vocal attempt to harm another person. In using the Merriam Webster meaning of the word, there are a large number of items which can be used to attempt to harm. Scissors and forks and steak knives come to mind. Smaller items such a car keys fall into that category. And every one of those items can cause bodily harm or death. The spike heel on shoes can cause death if used as a weapon. Yet none of these items are in danger of being banned from use. If knives and forks can be used to harm someone, why on earth are they allowed in a lunch room. I did not today nor any time in the past ever heard of an outcry over the fact these items are allowed in a school room setting.

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December 1, 2017

A ridiculous ploy by the left to discredit

The people elected a fighter, and I am proud to say I am that fighter. I will fight back against the smears, I will fight back against the lies, and moving forward, I will be fighting in Colorado’s capitol as an advocate for more liberty and freedom in our great state.

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November 27, 2017

Thank you!

Delegates and Republicans from across House District 47 gathered in Fowler Monday night, at the Blackburn Community Center, to fill the vacancy established by the resignation of former State Representative Clarice Navarro. Two candidates were seeking the office, Tamra Axworthy of Pueblo and Judy Reyher of Swink. In a vote of 6-5, Judy Reyher came out as the night’s victor …

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