In Case You Missed It
Tipton meets with community bankers in the San Luis Valley: Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) hosted a conversation on financial services policy issues with a group of representatives from the local banking industry in the San Luis Valley. The importance of access to capital from community banks for the health and success of local small businesses was central to their conversation that also focused on regulatory reform. Read more.
Roberts Fights for Water Conservation
Durango Herald Editorial: Water conservation
When state Sen. Ellen Roberts, R-Durango, introduced a measure that would limit lawn sizes in new developments whose water was purchased from Colorado's agricultural pool, she turned heads. Developers, counties and municipalities took umbrage at the notion the state could undermine local control by meddling in land-use issues; but the measure cut straight to the heart of water challenges in the state and eventually morphed into a much-needed study and conversation about just how to address those challenges. For that, Senate Bill 17 - in its original form and the final version passed in the 2014 Legislature - was meaningful and effective legislation indeed.
I was just in Des Moines, Iowa to speak at the Family Leadership Summit and I wanted to give you a report of the U.S. Senate race there.
It's one of the most competitive races in the country and it could determine whether the Democrats continue to control the Senate.