( – promoted by Colorado Pols)
The above link is a list of bills doomed yesterday. All of the bills are either bipartisan or Republican led except for SB12-183 Utility Heating Disconnect Cold Weather Exemption which prevents some people from freezing to death in these tough economic times.
I personally love a few of these bills: BJ Nikkel and Linda Newell’s SB 46 School Discipline bill that tries to prevent kids from being pushed in to the school to prison pipeline we have developed and Pat Steadman and Brian DelGrosso’s SB 104 Drug Treatment Consolidation Which makes delivery of drug treatment more efficient.
There were women’s health bills SB12-108 Medicaid Dental Services Pregnant Women which was so loved that two opponents in the fall Andy Kerr and Ken Summers were co prime sponsors.
There were a host of bills that represented conservative values like HB12-1255 Ending Continuous Appropriation Of State Moneys, HB12-1309 Colorado Mandatory E-verify Act, HB12-1356 No Sev Money For Local Gov That Impacts Oil & Gas yet they we sacrificed as well to prevent Gay people from having civil rights afforded the rest of us.
So when they say their priorities are jobs or even “drill baby drill” and gas prices–remind them of the May 8 Massacre.