• If you watch one thing on Dems blocking coronavirus relief, make it this.
    The American people are losing their jobs left and right and Democrat Speaker of the House Pelosi is holding them hostage with partisan demands.
    This speech from Wyoming Senator John Barrasso is worth every minute of your time.
    Tax breaks for solar panels? For wind turbines? Democrats are holding up a rescue mission for the American people over airline emissions?! These are worthy topics for discussion, but NOT ON THIS BILL. The American public needs IMMEDIATE relief!

  • Democratic leaders kill a rescue bill under pressure from the left

    By The Editorial Board
    Updated March 23, 2020 7:34 pm ET

    What a spectacle. Much of America is quarantined at home, the public is so panicked there’s a run on toilet paper, the country desperately wants reassurance, and Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer decide to take a bipartisan rescue bill as a political hostage.

    That’s the display of Democratic leadership in a crisis the nation received on Monday as Senate Democrats blocked a $1.8 trillion bill that has urgent money for workers, hospitals, small business and, yes, even larger companies threatened by the forcible shutdown of the U.S. economy. When America most needs bipartisan cooperation, Democrats add to the economic uncertainty by putting their partisan interests above the needs of the country.
    ***
    Democrats are lucky the Federal Reserve chose Monday to deploy its biggest financial guns so far, or the markets might have taken an even bigger fall amid Washington’s dysfunction. Equities still fell by 3% or so, but investors took some comfort in the Fed’s offer to buy as many mortgage securities and Treasurys as needed to calm the panic. The mortgage-securities market has been strained as sellers who need cash struggle to find willing buyers.

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  • Colorado Rising State Action@COStateAction

    We launched a new digital and direct mail campaign to thank Senator Kevin Priola for prioritizing fixing our roads. If we’re going to actually solve our road problem, we need dedicated funding from the General Fund. Thanks Senator Priola!

  • The Colorado Supreme Court In Denver
    The Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center in downtown Denver, home of the Colorado Supreme Court.

    Five additional challenges to proposed ballot initiatives went to the Colorado Supreme Court this week, as opponents seek to block measures pertaining to paid leave, tax policy and the petitioning process from the November statewide ballot.

    Kelly Brough, the president and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, filed four of the challenges. She wrote in a court petition that she believed Initiative 245, which would create a right to ballot initiative at virtually every level of state and local government, had a misleading ballot title because it omitted descriptions of several key features from the complex measure.

    Specifically, she argued that the title should inform voters of a reduction in signatures required to put an initiative on the ballot, of newly-assigned jurisdiction to the Supreme Court to hear initiative protests and of prohibitions on legislation from the General Assembly on topics that voters previously rejected through referendum.

    The three-member Title Board sets the ballot titles for voters if they determine that an initiative constitutes a single subject. The title must include the central components of the proposal, but also be brief.

    To continue reading this story, please click (HERE):

  • Increase taxes on rich, lower them for rest

    Coloradans may be voting this November on a proposal to raise billions of dollars annually by hiking taxes on the rich and using the money on schools and other, unspecified needs of a “growing population and changing economy.”

    An issue committee that calls itself Fair Tax Colorado announced Thursday that it will begin collecting signatures to place its proposal, titled Initiative 271, on the 2020 ballot. They’ll need at least 124,632 of them to qualify for the ballot.

    It would compensate for the loss in revenue from the tax cut by requiring everyone earning at least $250,000 to pay a 7% income tax rate on their federal taxable income after the first $250,000 and up to $500,000.

    Anyone earning more than $500,000 would then pay a 7.75% rate on their income above and beyond the first $500,000, and up to $1 million. Finally, for anyone earning more than $1 million, the measure proposes to tax them $67,700 plus 8.9% of all federal taxable income above and beyond the first million

    To continue reading this story, please click (HERE):

  • A few years ago, the Hospital Provider Fee was all people were talking about at the Capitol. During that time, the media called it “Colorado’s biggest political battle.”

    While the “fee” was first created in 2009, legislators moved it outside of the General Fund (without voter approval) in 2017, meaning it wouldn’t count toward our state revenue cap under the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. And since then, it has virtually disappeared from discussions. Nevertheless, the Hospital Provider Fee might be more relevant today than ever because it touches on two of the most important policy debates of this session: transportation funding and the “public option.”

    For background, the Hospital Provider Fee is a charge that hospitals place on patients when they stay overnight. It doesn’t show up as a line-item on your bill, but it’s there. This money is then sent to the state. Next, the state receives matching federal funds. Finally, whole amount ($1.6 billion annually) is sent back to the hospitals.

    This is one of the main ways our state budget continues to skyrocket, even as we vote down tax increases. Moving the Hospital Provider Fee outside of the General Fund allows legislators to spend an extra $600 million in brand new revenue each year. Revenue that supporters of this initiative promised would be the solution they’d been looking for to fix our roads, especially in rural Colorado.

    To continue reading this article, please click (HERE):

  • Due to coronovirus concerns, we are canceling Saturday’s NSRF meeting with Michael Fields. We hope to reschedule him for another time. Stay safe NSRF members .

    Who is Colorado Rising Action?
    What do they do?
    What’s the difference between a “Tax” and a “Fee”?

    You might be surprised.
    Michael Fields will explain.
    He also helped Colorado defeat Proposition CC, which preserved your TABOR rights & refunds.

    Join us this Saturday morning, March 14th, from 9:00am-11:00am at the Amazing Grace Community Church, 541 E 99th Place in Thornton.

    Admission is $5 and includes a continental breakfast.

     

    Holding Colorado Liberals and their special interest groups Accountable.

    Michael Fields on Cory Gardner & President Trump in 2020

    Michael Fields talks about Cory Gardner and what he’ll face this year on Colorado Inside Out.

    Bernie Sanders’ Agenda Will Put 90,000 Coloradans Out of Work

    At a rally in Colorado, Bernie Sanders’ discussed his anti-energy agenda which would put 90,000 Coloradans out of work.

    COLORADO RISING ACTION

    Colorado Rising Action is focused on holding liberal groups and their special interest networks accountable and advancing conservative principles. We’re fighting for limited government, lowering taxes, fighting government over-regulation that stifles freedom, free enterprise, a strong national security, and shaping the public policy debate in the Centennial State.

    Colorado Rising Action is a 501(c)(4) organization focused on holding liberal groups and their special interest networks accountable and advancing conservative principles. We’re fighting for limited government, lowering taxes, fighting government over-regulation that stifles freedom, affordable and accessible health care, free enterprise, and a strong national security.

    We hold liberal groups and their special interest networks accountable, fact-check left-wing politicians whose policies would push our nation in the wrong direction, and ensure citizens have the most accurate, up-to-date information to drive a balanced policy conversation on national issues.

    Here’s how we do it:

    We have eyes and ears on the ground in Colorado tracking liberal special interest groups and candidates for federal office.

    Not only are we keeping track of what left-wing politicians are saying now, we also keep a fact-checking record and hold politicians accountable.

    Rapid Response. Timing is everything. We’ll be communicating in real time with reporters and directly with Coloradans with the latest and more relevant information.

    Michael Fields

    Executive Director

    Michael was previously the Senior Director of Issue Education for Americans For Prosperity (AFP), and State Director of AFP Colorado. He brings years of educational, legislative, grassroots organizing, and nonprofit experience. He has also served as a policy aide at the Colorado State House, press aide for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, and taught both elementary and middle school in Aurora. Michael graduated from Valparaiso University and earned his J.D. from University of Colorado – Boulder. He and his wife, Mele, and their three children live in Parker.

    Lindsey Singer

    Communications Director

    Lindsey grew up in Boulder and has 10 years of communications and public relations experience, and has worked for nonprofit organizations, diplomatic office, and political offices on the local, state and federal levels. Prior to joining Colorado Rising Action, Lindsey was the communications director for the Montana Legislature’s Republican leadership, working directly under the Speaker of the House. She also served as the state press secretary for Montana’s U.S. Senator Steve Daines. Lindsey attended the University of Colorado – Boulder and Quinnipiac University. She lives in Highlands Ranch with her fiance.

    https://coloradorisingaction.org/

  • Voter approval of enterprises may be needed under proposed ballot initiative

    Title Board member David Powell
    Colorado Title Board member David Powell, representing Attorney General Phil Weiser, reviews proposed initiatives at the board’s Jan. 15 meeting.

    Three proposed ballot measures to give voters a say in the creation of fee-based government businesses, also known as enterprises, advanced one step closer to the November ballot on Wednesday.

    The three-member Colorado Initiative Title Setting Review Board approved the ballot titles of Initiatives 273-275, which would require voter approval of new state enterprises whose projected revenues are either $50 million or $100 million in the first five years of their existence. In one variant of the proposal, the revenue cap would be $50 million in the first three years.

    “There’s a coalition of conservative groups that have worked together on other ballot issues that will likely be supporting this and making sure it gets on the ballot,” said Michael Fields, one of the designated representatives along with Lindsey Singer. Both work for Colorado Rising State Action, a conservative advocacy group.

    To continue reading this story, please click (HERE):

  • CALDARA | Pending ballot proposals lean to the left of even our left-leaning legislature

    Jon Caldara
    Jon Caldara

    While pushing her bill to end the death penalty through the legislature, state Rep. Jeni Arndt refused to let the issue go to a public vote, you know, where you and I would have a direct say on it.

    Why? Because, as she said, “We (legislators) are the people.”

    Funny. I was taught that we the people were the people. But I went to an underfunded Catholic school, so I probably got it wrong.

    This kind of legislative arrogance makes us Coloradans love our right to the citizens initiative. The Colorado Constitution is very clear — we, the non-elected citizens of Colorado, can also act as the legislature, equally empowered to change the law, change the state constitution, even.

    In retort to Arndt, you got it wrong. We people are the legislature, not the other way around

    To continue reading this story, please click (HERE):

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