J. Paul Brown

Email: paul.brown.house@state.co.us

Government can learn from local nonprofit groups

December was another busy-with-legislative-duties month as I traveled to various parts of the Senate district for constituent meetings to discuss current conditions and concerns residents face,...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2016 | COLUMN: Capitol Report

Vital importance of water visible on drive across state

My favorite color is green. I was reminded of that as I traveled to Greeley to attend and speak at the annual Colorado Farm Bureau summer conference. We truly do have a beautiful state, and it is...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2011 | COLUMN: Capitol Report

State’s budget imperfect, but at least it is balanced

I just got word that the House and the Senate leadership have reached a compromise on the 2011-2012 balanced budget. Thanks to Republicans Jon Becker, Cheri Gerou and Kent Lambert and Democrats...

DATE: April 11, 2011 | COLUMN: Capitol Report

The 59th House District the envy of the rest of the state

What a privilege it is to serve the great 59th District in the Colorado House of Representatives. When I explain to folks in Denver the area that I represent, they always say “I’ve heard that...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2011 | COLUMN: Capitol Report

Time spent as a state senator was beneficial

My goals as state senator were to represent the residents of Southwest Colorado and preserve the rural lifestyle we all enjoy. I have worked hard to reach these goals and believe my time in the...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2010 | COLUMN: Capitol Report

Constituent meetings productive during summer

Performing the duties of Senator in District 6 requires a lot of travel throughout the eight counties, but the spectacular fall colors have made it particularly gratifying this time of year. I’ve...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2010 | COLUMN: Capitol Report

Summer meetings keep senator busy

It is hard to believe we are now to the Labor Day weekend with fall just around the corner. Most of the county fairs are behind us, and all the hard work for the 4-H families has paid off. The...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2010 | COLUMN: Capitol Report

Summer is a time of lively discussions for state senator

The summer continues to fly by. The days are getting shorter, and the summer monsoons finally are bringing much needed rain to the area.The summer also brings the ramping up of political campaigns,...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | COLUMN: Capitol Report

Session over, but work continues for senator

The duties of a senator continue well beyond the session, and it has been great to be out in the district meeting withconstituents in all eight counties. We continue to host town hall meetings,...

DATE: July 4, 2010 | COLUMN: Capitol Report

State broadcasters' support will help get Denver television

My amendment to House Joint Resolution 10-1015 works to get Denver TV to Southwest Colorado. The amendment encouragesthe Colorado Broadcasters Association to support this cause.The other sponsors...

DATE: May 1, 2010 | COLUMN: Capitol Report

Committee accepts water-use bill

Senate Bill 1051 was heard in the Agriculture and Natural Resources committee last week. This is a bill I havementioned before that requires large water providers to report annually on water use....

DATE: April 25, 2010 | COLUMN: Capitol Report

Tribute to local water-law pioneer was humbling

One hundred and one. I am not talking about Dalmatians. I'm talking about the number of years lived by Arthur “Wayne"Denny, a man who shared a miraculous life with the people of Cortez. I was...

DATE: April 17, 2010 | COLUMN: Capitol Report

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