"Life In the Legislature"

How Sausage Gets Made at the Capitol – 3/16/14

Posted on Sunday, March 30th, 2014
With a very busy week behind me, I’m pleased to say that 6 of the 7 bills that I presented in committee passed and now head to the floor for c[...]


Let’s Do This Fire Season Better – 3/23/14

Posted on Sunday, March 30th, 2014
The last couple of weeks have been a bit chaotic with the collision of a heavy bill load in committee and on the senate floor along with my need[...]


Rural Colorado Gets Shorted, Again – 3/30/14

Posted on Sunday, March 30th, 2014
Last week had some serious bumps in the road that didn’t bode well for rural Colorado. Repeatedly, it’s been stated this year that there[...]


Busy week ahead in committees – 3/10/14

Posted on Monday, March 10th, 2014
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[...]


Campaigns ramping up for some, term limits winding others down – 3/2/14

Posted on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
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 session.[...]


Colorado’s Future is Burning as We Fiddle

Posted on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
Legislative session 2014 is less than two weeks away and it’ll be an interesting time in the Colorado Senate. The recalls and resignation of [...]


Proud to receive the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts’ 2013 Legislator of the Year Award

Posted on Monday, December 2nd, 2013
Award presented by Colorado Association of Conservation Districts to Senator Ellen Roberts for outstanding service to the State of Colorado and [...]