By Senator Gail Schwartz Last week my column addressed child well-being and the legislation affecting the health and safety of our children. This week I would like to share why it is critically important to support and improve our schools. Each year that we do not fully invest in developing the minds of the next…Read More »
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As the majority of Colorado citizens voted in support of recreational marijuana use, it is now time for the legislature to draft bills to implement the program based on the recommendations of the Governor’s A64 Taskforce. I have been appointed to the Joint Select Committee on the Implementation of Amendment 64, and we are focused…Read More »
SB13-175 Wildlife Habitat Stamp Renewal (Passed Senate) · This bill renews one of the state’s most important conservation programs. The bill funds projects to preserve agricultural ranchland with public access for hunting, big game winter range for deer, elk, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, and sagebrush-related species. · Habitat Stamp has helped: · Conserve nearly 174,000 acres of…Read More »
Sen. Schwartz and Sen. Kerr participate in an electronic recycling drive at the Capitol by Electronic Recyclers International.
Sen. Nicholson and Sen. Schwartz watch as Gov. Hickenlooper signs the Executive Orders DENVER — Today, Governor Hickenlooper issued two Executive Orders to protect wildland-urban interface areas and protect forest health. Sen. Jeanne Nicholson (D-Gilpin County) and Sen. Gail Schwartz (D-Snowmass), who represent areas most impacted by forest health, applauded the governor’s efforts. Both Senators are…Read More »
Energy Agenda This package of bills is designed to help develop a clean energy economy in Colorado by offering financial resources to support new technologies, commercial and residential construction, and energy efficiency. Renewable Thermal Standard (RTS) Architecture 2030 Biomass Alternative Fuels for State Fleets Water Agriculture Efficiency Methane Capture Additional Legislative Priorities Rural Broadband Infrastructure…Read More »
Dear Friends, Since the legislative session ended in May, I’ve kept a full schedule with many visits to my district, interim committee work, legislative conferences, and some wonderful family time. While it’s been a bittersweet transition from serving the San Luis Valley to now having the privilege of serving Eagle and Lake Counties, I am…Read More »