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AdministratorSusan Nichols-Alvis, Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 27, 2013
Colorado GOP statement on Hudak resignation
DENVER – This morning, state Sen. Evie Hudak, D-Westminster, announced that she is resigning her seat effective immediately. The surprise announcement is the latest blow to Gov. John Hickenloooper and his radical agenda, as Hudak was one of his key allies in the state Senate.
Hudak’s resignation comes as grassroots activists were gathering signatures to recall the liberal lawmaker. Earlier this year, two of Hudak’s senate colleagues, John Morse of Colorado Springs and Angela Giron of Pueblo, became the first legislators in state history to be recalled. Like Giron and Morse, Hudak supported a radical agenda that the vast majority of Coloradans opposed, including criminalizing law abiding gun owners, raising energy rates on rural Coloradans, and pushing over a billion dollars in new taxes.
Hudak’s calculated resignation ensures that Democrats will — at least for now — retain a majority in the state senate. According to the law, a vacancy committee of registered Democrats will be formed to select Hudak’s replacement.
Colorado Republican Committee Chairman Ryan Call released the following statement regarding the announcement:
“Evie Hudak’s resignation should be a lesson to every politician: Do not ignore your constituents.
“Unfortunately, despite having two members recalled, Colorado Democrats haven’t learned this lesson. By side-stepping the recall process and not allowing the voters to choose a senator who will represent them, Evie Hudak’s resignation shows that Democrats are much more concerned about holding onto political power than in being held accountable.
“Thankfully, in 2014 Colorado voters will have the opportunity to have their voices heard by defeating radical and out-of-touch Democrat politicians in the statehouse, as well as Gov. John Hickenlooper.”
the GOVERNOR’S LISTENING TOUR @ GARCO sheriff’s annex TODAY 2p
it is open to the public and anyone may speak……. LOCAL VOICES ARE NEEDED.
please bring your HAND MADE SIGNS and join “pro jobs and economy” group @ 1:30p
-DRILL BABY DRILL
-YES TO JOBS
-NO SAGE GROUSE HABITAT IN GARCO
-BLM MULTI USE OF LAND
-OPEN STUDNT’S STATE EDUCATION TRUST FUND LANDS
the ” misinformed” will be protesting as well.
Draft comments on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) NW Colorado Greater Sage Grouse Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)
Friday, November 29, at 5:30 p.m. County Commissioners will hold a brief commemorative ceremony, and residents are welcome to come by.
MEETING OF GARFIELD COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN
WHERE: ELK CREEK MINING COMPANY (5th and Main, downtown New Castle)
WHEN: NOVEMBER 18, 2013
TIME: 6:00 PM
SPEAKER: LAUREEN GUTIERREZ, BOARD OF GOVERNORS, COLORADO HISPANIC REPUBLICANS
Please plan to attend, and bring a friend! We look forward to a very informative evening.
See you there!
Shirley Starr, President
A draft regulation currently under an interagency review at the White House would allow the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to control virtually all man-made and natural bodies of water in the country, according to Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas).
The House Science Committee, which Smith chairs, has obtained a copy of the contentious proposal that Republicans in Congress have decried for weeks.
“If the draft rule is approved, it would allow the EPA to regulate virtually every body of water in the United States, including private and public lakes, ponds and streams,” he said in a statement. “The Obama administration’s latest power play to regulate America’s waterways is an unprecedented effort to control the use of private property.”
The regulation would clarify the scope of the Clean Water Act. The EPA has indicated its intention to use the new rule to let it regulate smaller streams and wetlands that flow into larger lakes and rivers.
Environmentalists have supported that approach. They say that the agency needs to be able to protect smaller bodies of water to preserve clean waters downstream.
On Thursday, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is scheduled to appear before Smith’s committee. The chairman said that she will be questioned about the agency’s “ever-expanding regulatory agenda.”
The White House started its review of the EPA proposal on Sept. 17. By law it has 90 days to perform an analysis and get input from other agencies, though the review period can be extended.
Opponents of the potential regulation say that the EPA has been rushing the draft rules. They claim that the agency should have submitted a draft report supporting the new proposal to its outside scientific advisory board for peer review before releasing it to the public in September