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 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

 

Bills That Didn't Make It to the Governor's Desk, Part 2

As promised, below are the last three bills that the legislature killed this session. We may see these come back in a different form this next session so keep your eyes open. First... — Updated 6/5/2019

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

We Did Kill a Few "Bad Bills" During the 2019 Legislative Session

In spite of what you may hear, the 2019 session was not all bad. I managed to pass 18 bills, several for behavioral health, Physician Assistants, firefighting foam and living donors... — Updated 5/29/2019

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

Legislative Wrap-Up II

I think it's fair to say this was the year for mental health legislation. I was proud to run and pass 4 very important bills. HB19-1160 Mental Health Facility Pilot Program The... — Updated 5/15/2019

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

Legislative Wrap-Up #1

Friday, May 3, was the last day of the 2019 legislative session. During this time many bills have come and gone. With a 41 to 24 majority, Democrat-sponsored bills survived while th... — Updated 5/8/2019

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

Overreach: Parental and Consumer Rights Under Attack

Every year we see a plethora of good bills and bad. So far, this year, as of day 108, 583 bills have been introduced. Most of those bills are bi-partisan and will pass unanimously.... — Updated 5/1/2019

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

Parental Rights?

Last week the vaccination bill, HV 1312 was heard in the Health and Human Services Committee. The people on the committee started around 2 p.m. in the afternoon and ended after 4 a.... — Updated 4/24/2019

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

TABOR- Will We Be Fooled Again?

Monday, April 15, is Tax Day. So, it seems like a good time to talk about HB 1257, and our Taxpayer's Bill of Rights. This bill was brought by the Speaker of the House, K.C.... — Updated 4/17/2019

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

Families First

We have officially completed 93 days in the legislature and have 27 to go, 549 bills have been introduced. This week we addressed the only activity we are statutorily required to do... — Updated 4/9/2019

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

Putting Our Money Where Our Mouths Are

We hear it over and over, it's not guns, it's mental health. And the Republicans, including this Republican, vote against any and all gun regulation. Because we know one thing;... — Updated 4/3/2019

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

Tyranny of the Majority

Today, March 24th, is officially the 80th day of the 72nd General Assembly. Today 472 bills have been introduced. At this time, I have 15 bills and I am happy to say all but one of... — Updated 3/27/2019

 

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