Coram: A very productive 71st session

As you read this article, the 2018 General Assembly will only have three days left. In general, I had a very productive session. As I reflect back, I am very proud of my accomplishments during...

DATE: May 5, 2018 | COLUMN: From the State Senate

Coram: Being responsible with our water

Most people do not realize that managing water in the West is larger an effort than putting a man on the moon. The wells, reservoirs and ditches needed to direct water for both agriculture and...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | COLUMN: From the State Senate

Coram: Bringing justice to the victims

I do not and have never tolerated sexual harassment in the workplace. This last Monday, the Senate was asked to consider expelling a member of our body because of allegations of sexual harassment....

DATE: April 7, 2018 | COLUMN: From the State Senate

Coram: Bringing justice to the victims

I do not and have never tolerated sexual harassment in the workplace. This last Monday, the Senate was asked to consider expelling a member of our body because of allegations of sexual harassment....

DATE: April 7, 2018 | COLUMN: From the State Senate

Coram: A victory for rural broadband

In rural Colorado, a farmer can lose tens of thousands of dollars in one day, a broken hip can take a week to get the right diagnosis and children flock to schools at night. Not because they want...

DATE: March 24, 2018 | COLUMN: From the State Senate

Coram: A Colorado all citizens deserve

It is not often that newspapers in Denver cover stories unraveling on the Western Slope. It is also not often the FBI has to investigate crime in Montrose. This caught my attention, and that of...

DATE: March 10, 2018 | COLUMN: From the State Senate

Coram: Keeping our children safe at school

There is much in this world that causes us to have concern for our loved ones; one fear that should not exist is sending them to school. I am not going to tell you that the state government can...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | COLUMN: From the State Senate

Coram: Letters and calls make a difference

I want to start by thanking you for all of your support. Since my last column, I have received letters and calls all in support of Senate Bill 2 and rural broadband. Letters like those from Wayne...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | COLUMN: From the State Senate

Coram: Speaking up for broadband in rural Colorado

We are now into the third week of the 2018 legislative session and things are beginning to move fast. To start the year off, we successfully passed a bill that continues an interstate compact...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2018 | COLUMN: From the State Senate

Coram: Informing the future with the past

After seven years in the Assembly, I am reflecting on the past and asking what the future holds. The answer is a good year. In my seven years, I have never had a bad one. I expect the same this...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2018 | COLUMN: From the State Senate

Budget, hemp and broadband dominate final days

The last two weeks of the 71st General Assembly is underway. I don’t think it can come fast enough. Patience is wearing thin on the members. With days left in the session and over 100 bills still...

DATE: May 6, 2017 | COLUMN: From the State Senate

Much accomplished, remains with three weeks to go

There are only three weeks left in the 71st Colorado General Assembly, but the pace will certainly change. It is always a lot of hurry up and wait, but from now on, it will be hectic. I have had...

DATE: April 22, 2017 | COLUMN: From the State Senate

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