When Colorado Really Rolls Up Its Sleeves

Posted by on Jun 25, 2017 in News from CSL

Colorado performs more effectively when our parties work together Every legislative session there is a lot of talk about partisanship and Republicans and Democrats can’t work together to get anything important done. While there is a grain of truth in this statement – there are several examples of the Republican controlled Senate killing bills from the Democratically controlled House and vice versa – there also are dozens of bills every session...

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Celebrating Citizen Lobbyists

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017 in News from CSL

Colorado Senior Lobby’s “Back Story” on Bill HB17-1253 Protect Seniors From Financial Abuse On June 2nd the city of Wheat Ridge hosted the bill signing for two bills – HB17-1253 – Protect Seniors From Financial Abuse and HB17-1269, the Pay Transparency Act. Governor Hickenlooper, the Mayor of Wheat Ridge Joyce Jay, many legislators, professionals and seniors attended this ceremonial bill signing. This article...

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Our Summer Social & Annual Meeting is in August

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017 in News from CSL

This year’s Colorado Senior Lobby Summer Social & Annual Meeting is on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Covenant Village of Colorado in Westminster. Plan to attend and bring a friend and we are encouraging organizations and their members to attend. The photo shown above is from last year’s Colorado Senior Lobby Summer Social where we honored 6 Colorado Legislators with our “Serving our Seniors” Award. This year we are honoring Senator Jerry...

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Analysis of 2017 Legislator Support for Issues Important to Seniors

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in News from CSL

Overall, the 2017 Colorado Legislative Session approved many bills that will prove beneficial to seniors. Of the 16 bills the Colorado Senior Lobby (CSL) STRONGLY Supported, 11 have either been signed by the governor or are awaiting signature. Four were voted down in the Senate Committee, typically called the “kill committee”. This is where leader assigns bills to avoid a floor vote that would put the membership on record. (All bills are...

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Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Scorecard At-A-Glance

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in News from CSL

Of the 16 bills strongly supported by Colorado Senior Lobby, 11 passed. We were particularly pleased with a greater effort on both sides of the aisle to make some difficult decisions this year. Your at-a-glance 2017 Colorado  scorecard is available at these links: Analysis of STRONG Positions taken by Colorado Senior Lobby – CLICK HERE Analysis of Positions taken by Colorado Senior Lobby – CLICK HERE How did your legislators vote on...

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Colorado Senior Lobby Worked Hard This Year

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in News from CSL

Colorado Senior Lobby was quite active this year. We increased our presence at the Capitol; testifying on 25 bills, some multiple times; training 17 CSL members on the legislative process and enrolling them as volunteer senior lobbyists with the House and the Secretary of State; and, writing many letters to legislators to support or oppose pending legislation. We provided training on “How to Read the Long Bill,” staffed a core group of three to...

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The Senior Space May 21, 2017

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in News from CSL

Showing up. Most know that is the most important ingredient. It means the glass is at least half-full when facing the day. This year, though, the General Assembly not only showed up, but added some reach to its repertoire with leadership in both Houses focused enough to reach compromises which could not be found in past years. Senate Bill 267 is one of the most ambitious pieces of legislation seen in many years. $1.8B for roads, money for...

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The Senior Space May 8, 2017

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in News from CSL

May 8, 2017 The Senior Space by Steve Grund The Colorado Legislature really came together last week with Senate Bill 267; the soup-to-nuts law with something in it for everyone. Suffice to say, in legislative circles, this bill is a must-read. Thank goodness for our frontier friends, who now won’t require Space X for a hospital visit. We are two days away from ending the session with this big bill still nipping at the heels of the state budget...

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