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 By Mary Bradfield    Opinion

Rebuttal to Water Coalition

In response to the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition, I am still on HB22-1345 and it has moved to the Senate after passing in the House. Sorry to have missed the 15 lobbyists fr... — Updated 5/3/2022

 

Bill aims to lessen use of PFAS

I would like to write about a bill that has a topic most of the Fountain Valley longtime residents will remember, perhaps not fondly! PFAS AND PFOS. Perfluoroalkyl and... — Updated 3/29/2022

 
 By Mary Bradfield    Opinion

Highlights from the last year

2021 was my first year as your State Representative. And what a year it was! The General Assembly convened for three days, then adjourned for a month thus extending the legislative... — Updated 3/8/2022

 

Addressing teacher shortages

One of the problems that was exacerbated by the reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic was our continued shortage of teachers. The lockdowns and the closing of the schools had the same... — Updated 3/1/2022

 
 By Mary Bradfield    Opinion

Bill lowering murder charges is concerning

I am grateful for an opportunity to speak to the entire community about what is happening in the Capitol. The last several weeks have had their share of successes and... — Updated 4/21/2021

 
 By Mary Bradfield    Opinion

Update on bills of interest to us

It has been a busy several weeks at the Capitol, and I would like to mention several bills that were of great interest to constituents of House District 21. HB21-1106. Safe Storage... — Updated 3/30/2021

 

Working for all voters in our district

Before I share with you what my life has been like at the Capitol and the beginning of the 73rd General Assembly, I would like to tell all who voted for me that I am sincerely... — Updated 3/2/2021

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

Genocide in America

Every year at the Capitol we recognize Holocaust Awareness Week. This bi-partisan resolution reminds us that "bigotry, bias, and racism have been the cause of conflict, war and... — Updated 11/10/2020

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

Mental health champion

I am very proud to announce that I have been chosen to be recognized as a legislative mental health champion for my "outstanding work on mental health issues." Mental Health... — Updated 7/29/2020

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

Clean water

I seriously doubt there is a person in the Fountain Valley or even the state who hasn't heard of PFAS, firefighting foam and water contamination. What you probably don't know is... — Updated 7/15/2020

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

Celebrating American governance

Our country has faced many challenges throughout its history. With perseverance and the American spirit, we have always overcome whatever we have faced. This year has been... — Updated 7/8/2020

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

A response to tragedy

It is difficult to forget or forgive the actions of police in this latest encounter. One policeman applied the excess force that resulted in a death, but the others who observed... — Updated 6/3/2020

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

House Report: Essential - the word of the day

Essential! Have you heard that word lately? The governor, in an attempt to keep us safe, closed all businesses he considered non-essential. Travel has been limited to what is essent... — Updated 5/13/2020

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

Helpful Resources for Covid-19

Recommended for Everyone! I was told this is the best source of information on Covid 19: http://www.cc.com/video-clips/f86qec/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-dr-... — Updated 4/1/2020

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

NEPA reform will provide boost to CO tourism

There is no question that the economy of Colorado Springs and El Paso County are strongly tied to two things: the U.S. military and tourism. The economic impact of the military is... — Updated 2/12/2020

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

Honoring A Great Man

Last Friday, January 17th, the Colorado Legislature honored the birthday of the great Martin Luther King. We all know Martin Luther King as a man who fought for civil rights. And... — Updated 1/22/2020

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

More Perspective on Marijuana

Once again, Mr. Lippincott, You are Right! I am writing this evening in response to Mr. Lippincott's guest editorial. I consider both Lippincotts good friends, honorable people who... — Updated 11/6/2019

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

Housing as a Social Determinant of Health

  This week, Oct 30, was the first annual Colorado State of Reform Health Policy Conference that took place in Denver. Industry experts and state policy makers from across the stat... — Updated 10/30/2019

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

A Lesson in Unintended Consequences

This week I, along with Mary Bradfield, candidate for HD 21, attended a meeting with a representative from United Airlines and their legislative affairs representative. As you may... — Updated 10/9/2019

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

Stop the Medicalization of Marijuana

At the recent National Foundation for Women Legislators Summit on Marijuana, one of the best speakers was Dr. Lynn Perry, AMA Delegate, Colorado Medical Society Chair, Council on... — Updated 8/28/2019

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

Marijuana Use Not So Hazy After Passage of New Legislation

Last week I attended the National Foundation of Women Legislator's summit on the Evolution of Marijuana. The event was held in Denver so, as the State Director for the organization... — Updated 8/21/2019

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

A Little History on Education in Colorado

Starting this week children all over the state will be returning to schools of one type or another. Public, Charter, Home, On-line. One of the greatest benefits to living in... — Updated 8/7/2019

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

A Project in the Works!

A couple of years ago I had an opportunity to travel to San Antonio with others from Colorado to observe a homeless shelter and drug rehab program that a group of citizens and... — Updated 7/24/2019

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

Facts About the 4th You May Not Have Known

Every year we celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks, parades, picnics and barbecues. Each year, approximately 150 million hot dogs and 700 million pounds of chicken are consumed... — Updated 7/3/2019

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

Harmful to Colorado? You Decide!

As in most things in life, legislation, being good or bad, is in the eye of the beholder. Or, more appropriately, the voter. Below are bills that passed that I think are especially... — Updated 6/12/2019

 

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