Cadman Responds To TABOR Court Ruling

Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman (R-Colorado Springs) issued the following statement today in response to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling on a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Colorado Taxpayer Bill of Rights.

Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman Issues Statement on Recall Bill

Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman issued the following statement today on the Democrats' recall bill:

Cadman: Economic-recovery statistics are misleading

To hear Gov. John Hickenlooper tell the story, Colorado’s economic recovery from the Great Recession is right on track. The Denver Post echoed this optimism on July 20 with a story headlined, “State job growth tops 2008 peak.”

I give the governor credit for always trying to paint a rosy picture. But there comes a time when the state’s chief executive should put down the cheerleader’s pom-poms and consider the sobering facts about the state’s disappointing jobs recovery.

Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman's Statement On The Tragedy In Aurora

Denver- Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs, issued the following statement on the violence that took place in Aurora:

"Words can hardly express our sense of loss and remorse for the victims of this senseless violence. We will keep them and their families in our prayers during the very tough times that are now before them, as the entire community tries to recover from this tragedy."

Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman | SJR12-039

Senate Joint Resolution 39 states :

Be It Resolved by the Senate of the Sixty-eighth General Assembly of the State of Colorado, the House of Representatives concurring herein: That we, the members of the Colorado General Assembly, designate September 27, 2012, "First Responder Appreciation Day".

Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman | SB12-086

Senate Bill 86 creates a legislatively appointed task force to study the cost of regulatory compliance for businesses in Colorado. The task force will consist of nine members appointed by leadership of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Task force membership will include representation from private industry, academia, small or medium business, research and advocacy groups, individuals with expertise in the cost of regulatory compliance, and a citizen of the State of Colorado. No legislative members will be appointed to the task force.

Cadman Bill to Assess Cost of Regulations on Businesses Passes Senate

Senate Bill 86, a measure sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs, to assess the cost of regulations on business in Colorado passed the Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support. “It’s time the General Assembly did something it hasn’t done before,” said Cadman. “Let’s look at the cumulative effects and costs of regulations on businesses in Colorado.” Cadman’s bill creates a nine member task force to study the fiscal impact that state-enforced rules have on businesses.

That’s the spirit: tip of the cap to Sens. Shaffer, Cadman

Tucked near the bottom of Lynn Bartels’ haltime analysis of the 2012 legislative session was a breath of fresh air.

In an atmosphere of election-year back and forth and he-said, she-said allegations, the story pointed out the relative calm that has permeated the Senate so far this session.

It’s been much calmer in the Senate, partly because of the surprisingly friendly relationship between (Senate Minority Leader) Bill Cadman, elected to leadership last fall, and Senate President Brandon Shaffer, D-Longmont.

Innerview with Bill Cadman

Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman says the value of relationships among lawmakers can’t be overstated and predicted that this year’s session will produce results because of strong relationships across the aisle and between the chambers. Jobs and the economy are the key subjects this year, and Cadman says he’s confident both Democrats and Republicans will come together to ease regulatory burdens hampering job creation in the state.

Legislature pushes for satellite U.S. patent office

Colorado legislators unanimously approved a resolution Wednesday asking the U.S. Patent and Trade Office (PTO) to set up a satellite office in the Denver metro area.

The resolution will be included with an application packet for the satellite office that the state must submit to the federal government by Jan. 30.

“We know resolutions are typically letters to Santa Claus. Hopefully, Santa will read this one,” said Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs, who co-sponsored the resolution.
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