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In today’s Denver Post, Lynn Bartels reports that Mr. Penry was asked to name those who are part of the political silo of patronage in the governor’s Energy office. He named two, Alice Madden and GEO executive director, Tom Plant. Unfortunately for Mr. Penry, Alice Madden’s position is not funded by the GEO and she doesn’t work for the GEO.
Further, Mr. Plant, an appointee of governor Ritter, recently hired a former Beauprez campaign staffer for a position in the GEO. Hardly a silo of democrat patronage.
On the funding side for the GEO, Mr. Penry has it all wrong again. Mr. Penry is quoted as saying he can’t wait to debate the Governor on whether the GEO is more important than funding higher educaiton and keeping criminals behind bars. Unfortunately, again, Mr. Penry doesn’t know what he is talking about. Because Governor Ritter cut $14.2 million in state funds from the GEO budget, that office now receives 99% of its funds from federal funding. Gov. Ritter cut state funding to 1% of the GEO’s budget.
Seriously, Mr. Penry who has sat in the general assembly for five years and as leader for one year in the state senate should know better. His wildly misleading and false staements continue to eat away at his credibility.