Senate Republicans Elect Leadership

The Senate Republican Caucus met today to elect leadership for the 2015 legislative session. Senator Bill Cadman (R-Colorado Springs) was unanimously elected by his colleagues to serve as President of the Senate.

Senator Ellen Roberts (R-Durango) will serve as President Pro Tem, Senator Mark Scheffel (R-Parker) will serve as the Majority Leader, Senator Kevin Lundberg (R-Berthoud) will serve as Assistant Majority Leader, Senator Randy Baumgardner(R-Hot Sulpher Springs) will serve as Republican Whip and Senator Vicki Marble (R-Fort Collins) will serve as Caucus Chair.

9News: Hickenlooper gives 50/50 odds of special session

DENVER—Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-Colorado) told reporters Thursday he believes there is a 50/50 chance he'll call lawmakers back for a special session, which would likely take place in the summer.

The topic dominated the post-game spin sessions legislative leaders held with reporters on the day after the end of the regular legislative session.

"Special sessions are special because they're not fun," quipped Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman.

State lawmakers will sponsor a bill to pay Lower North Fork Fire victims millions

DENVER - Lawmakers have until next Wednesday to pass a bill to pay Lower North Fork Fire victims, or the victims will have to wait until 2015.

The legislative session ends on Wednesday, May 7. It takes at least three days for a bill to go through the process to end up the Governor's desk.

"The minimum time it takes to pass a bill is three days, so we have plenty of time and I fully anticipate that will we get this done," said State Sen. Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs. "We can't let these people go another eight months, until the next session, to get this done."

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.
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