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Barbara McLachlan
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‘When we take the “I” out of legislating, using “we” instead, we proved we can get a lot done’

We. We accomplished a lot this year – our bipartisan success happened because we communicated, compromised and collectively decided how to best address our problems. Affordable and attainabl...

Bipartisan wins during legislative session

As we hit the 120th day of the 2022 session, I reflect on our accomplishments. After several nights working past midnight, then coming back to work early the next morning, survival right now...

Ute tribes contribute to meaningful legislation

The Southern Utes and Ute Mountain Utes are the only two federally recognized tribes in Colorado. Tribal members have been working with us in the General Assembly this year to craft meaningf...

Bills address student health, safety, success

In 2008, former Rep. Ellen Roberts introduced House Bill 08-1157 to encourage student participation in the legislative process. She wanted students to “examine, evaluate and discuss the issu...

Legislature invests in Colorado’s agricultural industry

Traditionally, the Colorado Department of Agriculture doesn’t ask for much. When the department heads annually to visit the Joint Budget Committee, outlining its financial needs for the yea...