Ellen Roberts

Email: ellen.roberts.house@state.co.us

Costs must be weighed in decisions

Last week, I gave you a break from my column's previous talk of the doom and gloom about the budget.A reader sent me an e-mail saying I shouldn't apologize for asking you to think about the serious...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2009 | COLUMN: Life in the Legislature

Dedicated youths working on conservation bring optimism to Capitol

This week's column will be more upbeat than last week's, which focused pretty much on the dire financial conditions of our state government.Not that the financial news got any better this week, but...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2009 | COLUMN: Life in the Legislature

Lawmakers wrestle with gas, oil rules

On balance, I would have to say it was a productive week at the Capitol in Denver. The bills I have introduced are all moving along fine, and I was able to amend a couple of others.The biggest...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2009 | COLUMN: Life in the Legislature

Budget measures will be challenging this year

Good morning from the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. You may not get this in the morning, but I'm writing it Saturday morning from my office in the state Capitol.Having a private office is one...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2009 | COLUMN: Life in the Legislature

Cost weighs on all decisions in legislative session

We're heading into the third week of the session, and already it's a year much different than the others. The obvious concern for me, and many others, is the budget. The unavoidable backdrop behind...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2009 | COLUMN: Life in the Legislature

Reassignments have silver lining

The first week of the session began with unpacking and settling in.Along with the routine, though, came a pretty big jolt for me Monday, when I got a call from the Minority Leader letting me know...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2009 | COLUMN: Life in the Legislature

Time to get back to work in Denver

It's that time again to pack up the car with boxes of clothes, kitchen supplies and papers and move to Denver for the 2009 legislative session. Because this is now the third time for me to make the...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2009 | COLUMN: Life in the Legislature

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