Our Top Priorities for the Second Regular Session of the Seventy-First General Assembly

It is an honor to work for you as the Representative from House District 19 and candidate for Senate District 9 this session. With your help we are already getting results. An expanded I-25 between Monument and Castle Rock, and our bill to protect students top our agenda as The Second Regular Session of the Seventy-First General Assembly reconvened this week.

I-25 Without Tolls and a Focus on Roads & Bridges

We have won the fight to shorten the construction timeframe and we have won the fight to find the funds to close the I-25 gap between Monument and Castle Rock with a third lane each way. Today we press forward in the work to make sure those new lanes are general use lanes and not toll lanes. And we press forward in our fight to direct enough of the almost two billion dollars expansion in this year’s state budget to make the Governor’s request for a transportation tax increase unnecessary.

We spoke with News Channel 13 about these priorities for this report:

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Watch the video here  (Source: Stephanie Sierra, Channel 13 News)

Our Bill to Notify Parents of Criminal Conduct by School Employees

Parents are the front line to protect children and students. Sadly many parents are left in the dark in some School Districts when employees are charged or arrested for conduct that threatens students. With help from many, we have crafted a bill to resolve this issue. Please stay tuned. The bill will be introduced and copies available next week.

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More Opportunities for College Credit for High School Students

Our first bill this session will provide expanded opportunities for K-12 students to earn credit that will count toward high school graduation and college while still in high school. The bill makes a tweak in the law to open up trade territories to other community colleges when a two year college with an exclusive right to provide classes fails to make those classes available to a local school. This bill will make higher education concurrent enrollment options more readily available to students in every district.

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We look forward to a very productive year. Stay tuned for more updates throughout the session. Thank you for your support and engagement.

Posted on January 17, 2018 .