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July 31, 2021

1. Pandemic Panic or Natural Immunity

2. Regulatory Relief for Colorado Businesses

3. Breakfast Club Zoom call on Monday.


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1. Pandemic Panic or Natural Immunity

As the the more contagious Delta Variant of COVID has increased, the President imposed a new mask mandate on all Federal workers and facilities and he has not ruled out more broad sweeping mandates. Never-mind the fact that such general mandates are not within his jurisdictional authority, or the authority of Congress (see Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution and the Tenth Amendment). This is a matter for the 50 individual states to determine (we call it federalism).

With these current developments as the backdrop we should take a hard look at the facts, especially those facts that are not often reported.

The big push beyond masks is to get everyone vaccinated. However, health officials are ignoring the most effective form of immunity, which is the natural immunity that millions of Americans who recovered from the disease have now acquired. At the bare minimum natural immunity should be recognized to be at least as good as being vaccinated.

Over the past 18 months I have anecdotally noticed this blind spot many times. Now a recent study from Israel, with more concrete evidence, demonstrates that natural immunity is 700% more effective in preventing infection than the vaccines. 

This is significant on several levels. First, those with natural immunity should be publicly recognized as being the least likely to be a risk to others. Second, we now have a better understanding of how to properly treat COVID and with the recovery rate for healthy individuals at least 99%, the fear of getting, and not recovering from COVID is way over-blown. Finally, vaccines do minimize severe reactions to COVID, but since 10 to nearly 40% of those vaccinated are still susceptible to getting COVID and therefore spreading it further, natural immunity is by far the most effective means of ultimately shutting down the epidemic.

Why is natural immunity not recognized as the best immunity from COVID? It seems the public health industry is more interested in getting everyone to comply with their vaccination demands than really getting past the epidemic. Their goals look like they are more focused on industry profit and power rather than ending the epidemic as soon as possible.

 

2. Regulatory Relief for Colorado Businesses

Here is a little bit of good news on the regulatory front from the Colorado Air Pollution Control Division. Quoting from a recent public announcement:

 “The Air Pollution Control Division (Division) has another update on recent changes to the Employee Traffic Reduction Program (ETRP) rule. Due to concerns among some of the business community, the Division is now advocating that ETRP be entirely voluntary and ETRP will not go before the Air Quality Control Commission for a rulemaking hearing in August. You can view the official Notice of Withdrawal of the ETRP Proposal on the AQCC website.”

The initial proposed rule would have forced businesses to mandate how and when their employees travelled to work, hobbling both employees and employers. I am happy to report that the Division backed off from making this heavy handed policy manditory.

 

3. Breakfast Club Zoom call on Monday.

For more discussion on the issues above and any other topic that may come up, join our Zoom call every Monday morning at 7:30 AM. 

Here is the link for the call:

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89449609831?pwd=OFVUNC82ZXdmNTNrS25neXUvT1NxZz09

 

Meeting ID: 894 4960 9831
Passcode: 080465
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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 

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July 24, 2021

1.  Misinformation, Disinformation and the First Amendment

2.  Taxes and TABOR

3. Breakfast Club Zoom call on Monday.


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1.  Misinformation, Disinformation and the First Amendment

Recently there has been much talk about misinformation, and I agree, there has been a lot of misinformation floating around. 

First, let’s agree on the terms. Misinformation and disinformation are both bad data, not conveying true facts. Whereas misinformation could be from ignorance or some other error on the part of the communicator, disinformation is intentional, intended to deceive. 

It appears to me that Biden and his administration have been spreading a lot of wrong facts. Whether it is misinformation or disinformation I will let the reader decide. Either way, they are now asking (demanding?) that Big Tech do more to censor the American public.

This is wrong on many levels, but  for now I want to focus on the blatant attack on the First Amendment, which guarantees our freedom of speech. The First Amendment makes it very clear that the government has no business policing what people say, yet they are now calling on Big Tech and their complicit media to suppress opposing views to their agenda. 

There is a clear connection between the freedoms of religionspeech, the press and the right to petition the government. That is why they are all listed in the First Amendment. Biden has no business sticking his nose into the exchanging of ideas between free citizens of our country.

But it gets worse, as much of their suppression is in the form of their own disinformation campaigns. Valid, well reasoned concerns about the integrity of our elections or the risks of the COVID vaccines are being discredited by a well orchestrated campaign of denial and disinformation from election officials, public health and the highest levels of government. 

This reminds me of the words of Shakespeare, “The lady doth protest too much, methinks”  The more they try to suppress, the more I suspect they are trying to hide something.

I also know enough about specific examples of voter fraud and understand the strong tendency of public health to go beyond providing accurate information for the public (see chapter six in Unmasked 2020) to see that Biden and his cronies are chief propagators of disinformation.

For this discussion I used two distinctly different examples, COVID and Election integrity, Both deserve further examination, but I will defer those comments for each specific area to future editions of the Lundberg Report.


2.  Taxes and TABOR

As a part of my deeper dive into the 2021 bills that are now law, this week bills affecting taxes and TABOR are examined. In general the bills which passed this year increased taxes and established new enterprises without calling for any constitutionally required votes from the people of Colorado. 

This is far too predictable for the majority party. They use every trick in their playbook to wiggle around the clear intent of TABOR to require the people vote on these significant new burdens on all citizens of Colorado.

However, there was one small bright spot I found. SB-227 created the State Emergency Reserve Cash Fund, finally putting actual cash into the TABOR required emergency fund. Since TABOR was created, nearly thirty years ago, the TABOR emergency Reserve has been essentially ignored. Instead of actually setting aside cash as a reserve the legislature creatively designated assets, such as buildings as the “reserve” for emergencies. Finally, in this year, when the state coffers are full of federal debt dollars, they found some money to actually make a viable fund.

But the rest of the laws headed in the opposite direction

HB-1311 is simply titled “Income Tax.” A more accurate title would be raising income taxes without a vote of the people. This lengthy bill changes Colorado law to disallow many tax deductions that are a part of the federal income tax system. In some ways this bill negates federal income tax reductions implemented under President Trump.   Bottom line: tens of millions in new tax revenue, without a TABOR vote.

In fairness to the bill overall, some tax credits were also created or expanded, but many were targeted to influence certain actions, creating winners and losers. Again, typical government manipulation of the private sector.

HJR-006 removed Colorado’s call for a Constitutional amendment to force Congress to balance it’s budget. 

HB-1325 creates an interim committee to study the school finance formula and implement significant changes. I smell higher property taxes to start with. I also found this curious authorization within the bill (now law).

“THE INTERIM COMMITTEE SHALL USE NINETY MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE STATE EDUCATION FUND, CREATED IN SECTION 17 OF ARTICLE IX OF THE STATE CONSTITUTION, AS NECESSARY, FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SCHOOL FINANCE FORMULA CHANGES.”

$90,000,000 to implement their plan? This preauthorization of such magnitude is more than a little excessive. It is also curious that they already have a specific number in mind. It sounds like the plan may already be in place. They might just be waiting for a legal way to pull the trigger. In any event, I still smell a lot more taxes coming out of this one.

SB-205 is the main budget bill, the Long Bill, which increased the general fund over 21% for this current fiscal year (2021-22). What? A 21% increase in one year? As I said before, the state coffers are full of federal debt dollars. Having served for two years on the Joint Budget Committee I can tell you that this kind of budget growth is way out of control and cannot be sustained in future years.

SB-260  is a radical transportation plan that is aimed at getting you out of your car and into a bus or train. It raises billions in new taxes (fees) that ignores TABOR’s required vote of approval from the people, They also pulled a legal stunt on the new constitutional requirement for a vote of the people for new enterprises that raise over $100 million over five years. 

Instead, they broke them into several new enterprises, all fitting neatly below the $100,000,000 mark. They are the Community Access Enterprise, the Clean Fleet Enterprise, the Clean Transit Enterprise and the Nonattainment Area Air Pollution Mitigation Enterprise.

SB-260 also adds new taxes to gas at the pump, Uber rides, deliveries, etc.. This is the proverbial tax anything that moves law.


3. Breakfast Club Zoom call on Monday.

For more discussion on the issues above and any other topic that may come up, join our Zoom call every Monday morning at 7:30 AM. 

Here is the link for the call:

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89449609831?pwd=OFVUNC82ZXdmNTNrS25neXUvT1NxZz09

 

Meeting ID: 894 4960 9831
Passcode: 080465
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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 

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July 17, 2021

1. Recommended Reading and Viewing

2. Election Issues in 2021 Session

3. Breakfast Club Zoom call on Monday.


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1. Recommended Reading and Viewing

This week I ran across some very informative reports I highly recommend:

The first is an overview of the effect Polis has had on the economy here in Colorado, published by Complete Colorado.

https://pagetwo.completecolorado.com/2021/07/11/murrey-polis-policies-wreaking-havoc-on-colorados-economy/


Next is a video report from First Liberty Institute on the Democrat effort to pack the Supreme Court.

https://firstlibertylive.com/resources/coup-update-the-end-of-judicial-review/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=fli-insider

The final is a commentary from Tom Tancredo on the dramatic changes were witnessing in our country.

https://americascitizenpress.com/tancredo-from-roy-rogers-to-winston-churchill/



Please take a little time out of your day to consider these excellent reports.


2. Election Issues in 2021 Session

Several bills concerning elections were introduced and all lived or died according to which party the sponsor was affiliated. 
The good bills were introduced by Republican legislators. They were all killed by the other party in their first hearing. Those bills were:

HB-1053 - Allow citizen requests for election hand recounts,
HB-1086 - Voter proof of citizenship requirement
HB-1088 - Audit voter registration system in Colorado,
HB-1170-  Create an advisory committee on elections and Information technology,
HB-1176 - Create an advisory commission to study auditing the election process,
HB-007 - Allow in person voting (make mail ballots optional) and
SB-010 - The Colorado Ballot Signature Verification Act.

Republicans were trying to inject some common sense discussion into this vital subject, but were stonewalled by the other side.

The bad election bills all passed and signed by the governor.

HB-1071 allows municipalities to implement what is called ranked voting, or instant runoff voting. This means that the voter picks their first and, at least, their second choice for any nonpartisan race. If no candidate did not win a majority vote, their vote is counted for their second choice. This bill is now law and while it is not particularly dangerous on its own, such voting systems can yield strange results and it is a camel’s nose under the tent for more complex voting schemes that can meaningfully skew election results. I think we are better off keeping voting to a more linear pattern that everyone can understand, the results of which can be easily recreated with a hand recount.

SB-188 allows online voting for anyone with a “disability.” This is very dangerous as it mainlines online voting in Colorado. In a time when many of us who have been examining the details of the 2020 election have already seen enough evidence to be convinced that voter fraud in Colorado is already rampant, this is a very bad bill that carries the state much further down that same road. Additionally, disability in this new law is very open-ended, inviting widespread abuse.

SB-250 is 63 pages of changes to Colorado election law. Some of the changes are not significant, but there are substantive changes to recall elections and the final votes for the bill were essentially party-line. Color me sceptical that this was a good bill.

In a few weeks, along with the election hearing we held on April 24 I expect to have much more proof of election iregularites in Colorado (and elsewhere). I will share that as it becomes available.


3. Breakfast Club Zoom call on Monday.

For more discussion on the issues above and any other topic that may come up, join our Zoom call every Monday morning at 7:30 AM. 

Here is the link for the call:

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89449609831?pwd=OFVUNC82ZXdmNTNrS25neXUvT1NxZz09

 

Meeting ID: 894 4960 9831
Passcode: 080465
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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 

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July 10, 2021

1. The Bills I Followed in 2021

2. Illegal Alien Sanctuary Policies in 2021 Session

3. Breakfast Club Zoom call on Monday.


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1. The Bills I Followed in 2021

The 2021 legislative session was so intense you needed a score card to keep up. Unfortunately it changed every week and soon became too much for anyone to follow everything. Now that the session is over I have had some time to organize what I consider the most important bills. For the bad ones, most are now law.

For your reference here is my matrix of the really good and bad ones, by category. This is about 10% of all the bills introduced in 2021. BTW, senate bills are assigned three digits, house bills have four digits.

 

Bad

Good

Second Amendment

1106, 1255,1298, 1299, 078, 256

1038, 1070, 1082, 098, 1185

Immigration Policies

1075,1194 025, 077, 194, 199

 

Election Issues

1071,188, 250

1053, 1086, 1088, 1176, 007, 010

Life

009, 016, 025

1017, 1183

taxes and TABOR

HJR006, 1311, 1325, 205, 260, 264         

1197, 227

Green New Deal

1162, 1242, 1303, 260

 

Medical Issues

1097, 1232, 243

1036, 1191, 1202

Property Rights

1121, 070, 135,173, 238, 293

 

Business Issues

070, 072, 077, 087, 173, 246, 293

 

To find the links for each bill scroll down this page to my June 12 edition, where all of these bills are listed chronologically.



2. Illegal Alien Sanctuary Policies in 2021 Session

This year there were six bills that all pushed Colorado further into the category of a sanctuary state, where official public policy is to ignore the legal status of anyone in the state.

HB-1075 changed the term “illegal Alien” in statute to “worker without authorization.” I don’t see that it changes much, except to ignore the obvious that this is still an illegal alien being referenced in statute.

HB-1194 creates an immigration legal defense fund, and funds it with general fund dollars. This is the state bending over backwards to help illegal aliens stay in Colorado. It is rolling out the red carpet for illegal aliens.

SB-025 expands state funding for family planning services. This law also expands what is called “presumptive eligibility.” This means the person being given the services is presumed eligible, so they don’t check their legal status. It is a don’t ask, don’t tell policy for illegal aliens. This law was also covered in last week’s discussion of life issues, as whenever the term family planning is used, it is code words for funding for Planned Parenthood.

SB-077 is a big sanctuary state policy. The official summary for this new law states that “lawful presence is not required of any applicant for any state or local license, certificate, or registration.” Say what? Illegal aliens are now legal in Colorado for becoming licensed and certified for anything that requires such credentialing in Colorado.  – WOW!

SB-194 expands maternal health coverage and as I read the text it will include those illegal aliens who are already have “presumptive eligibility.” This is the same argument as with SB-025.

SB-199, euphemistically titled: “Remove Barriers To Certain Public Opportunities,” eliminates the requirement that contractors with the state only employ workers who are here legally. It is another blatant don’t ask, don’t tell policy for Colorado.

Taken together, all of these bills prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the legislature and the governor (yes, Polis signed all of these bills into law) have no respect for U.S. immigration law.  It would appear that their political agenda overwhelms any attempt to honor the rule of law, or even common sense. As I have asked many times, what in the term “Illegal” do they not understand?


3. Breakfast Club Zoom call on Monday.

For more discussion on the issues above and any other topic that may come up, join our Zoom call every Monday morning at 7:30 AM. 

Here is the link for the call:

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89449609831?pwd=OFVUNC82ZXdmNTNrS25neXUvT1NxZz09

 

Meeting ID: 894 4960 9831
Passcode: 080465
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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 

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July 3, 2021

1. Federalism: Preserving the Blessings of Freedom and Prosperity 

2. 2021 Legislation on Life Issues

3. Special Invitation for Independence Day Service in Estes Park

4. No Breakfast Club Zoom Meeting on July 5th

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1. Federalism: Preserving the Blessings of Freedom and Prosperity 

We live in troubled times, yet our nation is still blessed, and protected in many ways. In this article I recently published in a newsletter to state legislators across the country I explore the resiliency we enjoy because of our compound system of governance, which is called federalism.

Here is the article:

Recently, our nation has been challenged with several issues that have rocked the foundations of our culture.

The pandemic, cancel culture and election uncertainties have tested our nation’s ability to negotiate through these troubling times. While the future continues to be murky, our nation has demonstrated a resiliency against these threats to our freedoms which can only be understood through the system of government we call federalism.

Federalism is that balance of power between the Federal Government and the 50 individual, sovereign states. This division of authority, defined and established in the U.S. Constitution, not only buffers us from any rash actions by the Federal Government, it also provides a competitive environment for testing the effectiveness of policies put in place by each state. It is not perfect, but it is a lot better than any other form of government that exclusively rules from a capital city.

The policies that came out of the pandemic are the first and best examples today of federalism in action. While some states, such as New York and California were all-in for strict lockdowns and significant manipulation of their economies, other states took a much more tempered approach. Now, it is clear which policy worked best; many citizens are literally voting with their feet as they move away from the heavy-handed control states to the states that showed a greater respect for individual freedom and liberty. 

It is also instructive to note that the measurable difference in the impact on the health of individuals caused by the pandemic, when comparing the control states and the freedom states was minimal. In fact, it can be argued that freedom was safer, as the unintended consequences of depression and suicide were remarkably less in the freedom states.

This is the genius of federalism. Limiting and dividing government power is good for everyone. Consolidating power to one central authority is not only a path to serfdom, it also limits the prosperity and the well being of average citizens.

The cancel culture, driven by a rush to accept critical race theory (CRT), is another arena where federalism holds our nation back from the brink of an irrational abyss. Florida’s Governor Desantis led the way in declaring CRT will not be a part of Florida schools. It will take more than a statement from the governor, but his state and some other states have taken up this cause. CRT will not be jammed down every American’s throat because of a decision from any administration in Washington. Again, federalism trumps the central planners (some pun intended).

The other current example of federalism at work, or not, is election reform. Congress was considering a wholesale takeover of election policies and procedures with HR1, which ultimately failed in the Senate, but now they are rolling out another iteration with the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. This legislation flies in the face of a true respect for the division of governmental powers that embodies federalism. 

As a refreshing contrast to this heavy-handed power grab by Congress, individual states are investigating election irregularities in the 2020 election on their own and working to develop policies for more secure and reliable elections in their particular state. Through our 50 laboratories for liberty we can and will find the best way to conduct future elections. This, too, is federalism in action.

Federalism is not an archaic term, buried in the theoretical concepts of a forgotten political science textbook. It is the vital essence of our nation’s system of government. For our nation to thrive, federalism must be understood and nurtured. We must be constantly vigilant in keeping the flame of federalism alive. 

Our founders knew this balance was critical for future generations. That is why the principles of federalism are found throughout the Constitution. In Article I, Section 3 each state is given equal representation in the Senate. In Section 8, Congress, and therefore all of the Federal Government, is only granted enumerated powers. Article II, Section 1 gives the state legislatures exclusive power for the manner of choosing electors to the Electoral College and if there is not a majority vote in the Electoral College (as modified by the Twelfth Amendment), each state is given an equal vote in the House of Representatives for choosing the President. 

In Article V, the states are given original authority for proposing and ratifying amendments. All states have equal voting power for calling for a convention to propose amendments and ratifying any proposed amendments. Article VII follows that same pattern, giving each state equal voting authority to ratify the original constitution. Finally, the Ninth and Tenth Amendments make it perfectly clear that the Federal Government has no power or authority other than what is specifically enumerated in the U.S. Constitution.

In addition to the government’s authority being divided between the three branches of government, the division of power between the states and the central government is intended to limit the reach of government and maximize the freedoms of individual citizens. 

This is federalism.

The blessings of freedom and prosperity are much more possible because of the principles found in federalism. Despite all of the problems facing our nation, federalism continues to be an essential defense for our liberties. 



2. 2021 Legislation on Life Issues

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness… these are familiar words that were immortalized in the Declaration of Independence 245 years ago. But what does it mean to honor the very first word: life? Is the right to life honored at all if the government puts a higher value on wholesale promotion of the abortion industry? 

In the 2021 legislative session the real direction for this year in Colorado did not promote life for the unborn, it promoted the abortion industry,

Why do I say this? Because all bills designed to protect life were immediately killed in the first committee in which they were heard. HB-1017 and HB-1183 were both defeated, and both were killed on strict party-line votes. The majority party gave no quarter to any legislation that honored the right to life for children not yet born.

1017 was a strong bill that simply followed the principle of protecting life by prohibiting all abortionspexcept for efforts to protect the life of the mother. 1183 was much more modest, only calling for the state to keep track of all abortions performed in the state. Colorado has been radically pro-abortion for many decades and this year’s legislature was no exception.

Instead of new laws to protect the innocent lives of children, this year’s legislature was more interested in protecting the abortion industry. SB-009 and SB-025 both expand state government promotion and funding for “family planning” services, including and explicitly for illegal aliens. The reason this ties in with abortions is the largest provider of “family planning” services is Planned Parenthood (PP), which is also the largest provider of abortions. Additionally, the government defines abortifacients as contraceptives. These are drugs and devices that prevent pregnancies by killing the baby in its very early stages of development.

The biggest bill this year affecting the unborn is a bit of a sleeper. It is SB-016, called “Protecting Preventative Health Care Coverage.” That sounds rather safe. However, in addition to requiring insurance companies to fully pay for many other preventative medical tests, this bill essentially gives Planned Parenthood (PP) a blank check for anything they call “family planning” services (which, as the bill is written, could even include abortions). PP is the biggest abortion provider in the state. SB-016 will guarantee them a full funding stream for as long as this law continues. 

The bill requires all family planning services to be fully payed for by all insurance companies and by the state-run Medicaid program. Everything related to family planning, including medical complications arising from any family planning services are to be automatically covered, before any policy deductibles or copays. And all providers of “family planning services” are to be included, even if they are outside of the insurance company’s network.

I consider SB-016 to be one of the worst bills passed in 2021. Not only will it drive medical insurance premiums yet higher, it is the opposite of defending life, it is making the state government an active promoter of the abortion industry in Colorado.

 

3. Special Invitation for Independence Day Service in Estes Park

Among the many events to celebrate the 245th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence I have been asked to join in some special activities on Sunday morning at the Estes Park Baptist Church, 2200 Mall Road, Estes Park , CO  

At 9:30 AM there will be a session in which I will be speaking on the challenges we are facing with the current political environment, the cancel culture, religious freedom issues, etc.. At 10:30, during the regular Sunday morning service, I will be singing the national anthem (first and last verses) and answering some questions from the pastor of the church, Bruce Finger. All are welcome to attend.

 

4. No Breakfast Club Zoom Meeting on July 5th

There will not be a Republican Breakfast Zoom call on Monday, July 5th, the official day for the Independence Day national holiday. We will be back next Monday, July 12th. I will publish the Zoom connection information in next week’s Lundberg Report.

 

For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 

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June 26, 2021

1. Is L.E.A.P. a Good Idea?

2. Eroding the Second Amendment

3. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting 


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1. Is L.E.A.P. a Good Idea?

Petitions are currently being circulated for a proposed program called the LEARNING ENRICHMENT AND ACADEMIC PROGRESS PROGRAM. This is initiative 25 on the Secretary of State’s website. The advocates for the proposal have until August second to collect the signatures for the November 2021 ballot.

Some conservative leaders in the state have endorsed this new program. However, in reading the actual text I have some strong reservations. The goal of the program is to provide funds (vouchers) for improving learning situations for low income Colorado students, and other students as funds allow. So far, so good, but with a closer look several problems crop up.

First, this $100,000,000+ program is to be run by an independent board within the department of education that is not accountable to any other authority. The board is initially appointed by Governor Polis. All subsequent appointments are only selected by the governor from a list of three candidates that the board provides. Hence this board becomes essentially a self-appointed, unaccountable board, subject only to the will and values of the Polis-appointed board, with a nine-figure bank account. Such autonomy may be appropriate for a private entity, but when they are handling public funds, much more accountability is always in order.

The program is advertised to give parents the choice of what services their child will receive. However, the programs must be certified by the board. Let’s see… if Polis appoints the board, what values do we expect this board will posses? And how will that ever change if this board selects all of their successors?

The program allows religious groups to provide services, but does not allow them to teach religious subjects. However, the program will pay for “EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL THERAPY, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING…”  Hmmm.

The board is authorized to borrow money, outside of any TABOR limits. The other revenue sources are an additional sales tax on marijuana and money taken from the state land trust. The land trust money is an interesting source. That money is currently earmarked for public school funding. However, if there is less in that fund for public schools, the legislature is obligated to back fill that amount from the general fund. Therefore this scheme is in effect taking some of the funds from the general fund.

I have watched a lot of educational programs come and go and most end up as a lot of busy work that rarely improves educational outcomes, but always burns a lot of our taxes. My best guess is if L.E.A.P. is adopted, educational bureaucracy will grow, taxes will grow, parental choice will not be much different and educational outcomes will not change much at all.



2. Eroding the Second Amendment:

As a part of my analysis of the 2021 session, here is my first report on the bills passed in a specific subject area.

HB-1106 - Lock up firearms, Signed by Governor

HB-1255- Essentially gun registration for anyone who has a protection order issued against them

HB-1298 - More regulations for firearms transfers, Passed  Signed by Governor

HB-1299 - Create Office of Gun Violence Prevention, Signed by Governor

SB-078 - Require all lost or stolen firearms to be reported to the state, Signed by governor

SB-256 - Allow counties and cities to ban concealed carry rights, Signed by Governor

 

In addition to the red flag law, passed in 2019, this year five bills became law that together, significantly eroded our second amendment rights, which is in direct contradiction of the Colorado Constitution:

“Article II, Section 13. Right to bear arms. The right of no person to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person and property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall be called in question; but nothing herein contained shall be construed to justify the practice of carrying concealed weapons.”

1106 requires all homeowners who have juveniles in their homes to lock up their firearms. This law disarms these homeowners or makes them criminals for ignoring this new, unconstitutional (see article II, section 13 of the  Colorado Constitution), oppressive law.

1255 is one more link in the gun control world. Protective orders are import tools for cases of domestic abuse, but this is not something a judge has to order, it is an automatic registration of all firearms for all protection orders.

1298 makes gun transfers more difficult and time consuming. It also adds to the list reasons one could fail the background check. This is not the biggest issue, but it further complicates buying a gun.

1299 establishes the office of gun violence prevention, an office that will dream up more gun control measures.

78 puts a reporting burden on anyone who lost their  gun, either from a theft or misplacement. It is just one more step toward full gun control. The government assumes they are the masters of every privately owned gun.

256 is a big deal. It repeals the law we created in 2003 that prohibited local governments from undercutting Colorado’s concealed carry laws.  Now individual jurisdictions can make their own rules for concealed carry policies. It will create a patchwork of laws governing concealed carrying in Colorado. You can be in full compliance with the law in one county and completely illegal in the next county. As the rest of the country moves toward more relaxed gun laws, Colorado marches in the opposite direction.

The legislature and governor continue to whittle away our Second Amendment rights and Colorado is becoming a much more dangerous state. Dangerous for the citizen wanting to defend his family and dangerous for the gun owner wanting to legally own, store and use their firearms.

The vast majority of guns in Colorado are kept for defense. Removing and locking up those guns makes it more dangerous for all of us.




3. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

All are welcome to join our online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. We usually have 60-80 people from across the state attend our Republican Breakfast Club meeting on Zoom.

Time: June 28, 2021 07:30 AM Mountain Time

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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 



June 19, 2021


1. What is the Colorado Secretary of State Hiding From the People of Colorado?

2. Western Conservative Summit Ends Today – Watch Online

3. 2021 Session Wrap-Up Report Will Take Some Time to Unravel…

4. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting 


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1. What is the Colorado Secretary of State Hiding From the People of Colorado?

On June 17 the Colorado secretary of state issued an emergency rule prohibiting any third party from having any access to all voting equipment in Colorado. My first question was, by what authority does she have the power to withhold Colorado citizens from examining the equipment (controled by each county clerk) that counts their votes in elections? Because she is attempting to make this rule, it is quite obvious that Colorado law does not currently prohibit such scrutiny by citizens and third party experts. 

She cites a section of the law as her authority to issue this emergency order, but it is only a general statement on how any department can establish rules. Bear in mind that the only purpose for such rule making authority is to enforce current law, as established by the legislature, not create new law out of thin air. In this case the secretary of state is trying to make up law on her own.

Such secrecy and dictatorial action causes me to think she might know there are some things about our election systems and equipment which she wants to hide from the citizens of Colorado. If this was not the case I would expect her to welcome outside scrutiny. Many citizens are currently asking serious questions about the integrity of Colorado’s voting system and they deserve honest answers, not a coverup

This emergency order can be found at: https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/rule_making/files/2021/20210617ElectionsNoticeTempAdoption.pdf

 

2. Western Conservative Summit Ends Today – Watch Online

The Western Conservative Summit will be concluding today (June 19) and is still open for viewing online until it ends in mid-afternoon. For many years this has been the premier event for conservatives in the Rocky Mountain region and I highly recommend checking it out. For more information go to:  https://centennial.ccu.edu/western-conservative-summit.

 

3. 2021 Session Wrap-Up Report Will Take Some Time to Unravel…

Last week I reported on the final results of the 2021 legislative session (details can be found in last weeks report). I concluded with a brief analysis stating that the majority party attacked the Second Amendment, expanded Colorado’s sanctuary policies for illegal aliens, further diminished the integrity of Colorado’s election system, promoted abortions, increased fees (taxes), defied TABOR, supported climate alarmist policies, rapidly increased spending, and increased government dominance in medical systems.

In the coming weeks I will be going deeper into how these dozens of new laws will affect our everyday lives here in Colorado.


3. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

All are welcome to join our online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. We usually have 60-80 people from across the state attend our Republican Breakfast Club meeting on Zoom.

Time: June 21, 2021 07:30 AM Mountain Time

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Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 



June 12, 2021


1. The End of the Longest Session in Decades

2. Western Conservative Summit, June 18-19

3.  Absolutely 9-0

4. 623 Bills in 2021

5. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting 


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1. The End of the Longest Session in Decades

Because the governor continues to hold Colorado hostage with his executive orders declaring the state to be in an emergency (for the past 16 months) the legislature has been allowed to ignore the constitutional limitation of  a  120 calendar day regular session. This constitutional limitation went into effect decades ago, but, thanks to a state supreme court that can’t seem to understand the clear meaning of the constitutution this year the session went about a month longer. Additionally, the radical policies adopted have rivaled the intensity of the 2019 and 2020 sessions. The best that can be said is it is finally over and no more damage can be done.

Unfortunately far too much damage has already been done to our liberties and prosperity. Over the next several weeks I will review many of the details of the 623 bills introduced, of which most are now law, or will soon become law for the people of Colorado. Most of that information, in brief, can be found in the list below of the best and worst bills I have identified for 2021.

As a small snapshot, the major areas that have been addressed include attacks on the Second Amendment, expanding Colorado’s sanctuary policies for illegal aliens, further diminishing the integrity of Colorado’s election system, promoting abortions, increasing fees (taxes), ignoring TABOR, expanding climate alarmist policies, rapidly increasing spending, and increasing government dominance in medical systems.


2. Western Conservative Summit, June 18-19

This year the Western Conservative Summit will be available in person and online. In person attendance is limited by strict hotel requirements, but the online will be available, without cost to everyone. For many years this has been the premier event for conservatives in the Rocky Mountain region and I highly recommend the Summit to all. For more information go to:  https://centennial.ccu.edu/western-conservative-summit.


3.  Absolutely 9-0

As a part of his video series on election integrity, Mike Lindell recently released Absolutely 9-0 . This video explores internet data that points to a massive cyber attack from China. While all of the details of such an attack are not explained, the contention of the expert interviewed insists the evidence is irrefutable. For all who want to know what happened in the 2020 election this is an essential element to consider.

The title comes from the potential scenario that if the Supreme Court would look at all of the evidence, they would unanimously conclude that the 2020 Presidential election (and many more down-ticket elections) were clearly stolen.

The link to the video is: https://home.frankspeech.com/tv/video/mike-lindell-presents-absolutely-9-0.html


3.  623 Bills in 2021

623 bills were introduced in the 2021 session, which they wrapped up on Wednesday.

All the bills are consequential in some way, but these are 75 that I consider most important. The bill number is also a link to the bill itself.  Please use these links to study the legislation as you need.

The last action on the bill is listed in red, with PLV meaning party-line vote. I expect next week’s report will be the end of session report.

Good Bills

HB-1017
 - Protect human life from conception. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1036 - Give local leaders control over local health orders. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1038 - Allow concealed carry on school grounds. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1048 - Require local businesses to accept cash payments. Signed by governor

HB-1049 - Prohibit all-union shops in Colorado. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1052 - Classify hydro electricity as a renewable energy Signed by Governor

HB-1053 - Allow citizen requests for election hand recounts. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1059 - Allow parents to be present for all online teaching and prohibiting the school from regulating the
  home setting for the online instruction  Signed by Governor

HB-1062 - Deregulate the direct sales of animal shares Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1070 - Repeal standard capacity magazine ban Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1080 - Establish educational tax credits for private and home schools. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1082 - Gun transfer background check exemption for CC permit holders Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1086 - Voter proof of citizenship requirement Killed in Committee

HB-1088 - Audit voter registration system Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1098 - Create a civil liability for red flag actions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1170
- Advisory committee on elections and Information technology Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1176 - Advisory commission to study auditing the election process Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1183 - Registration of induced abortions, Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1185 - Repeal the governor’s ability to suspend firearm sales during an emergency, Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1191 - Prohibit discrimination because of COVID-19 vaccination status, Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1197 - Income tax reduction for some taxpayers, Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1202 - Off-label Use Of Approved Drugs To Treat COVID-19, Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-007 - Allow in person voting (make mail ballots optional). Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-010 - Colorado Ballot Signature Verification Act, Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-226 - Increase the general fund reserve Signed by governor

SB-227 - Creating the State Emergency Reserve Cash Fund, finally actual cash will be put into the TABOR required emergency fund, Signed by governor

SB-265 - Transfer $124 million to state highway fund, Passed House 



Bad Bills

HJR-006 - Removing Colorado’s call for an amendment to force Congress to balance it’s budget Passed House and Senate

HB-1071 - Allow ranked choice voting in nonpartisan elections  Passed House and Senate 

HB-1075 - Change “illegal alien” to “worker without authorization” in Colorado law Signed by Governor

HB-1097 - Establish behavioral health administration Signed by Governor

HB-1103 -Authorizing k-12 political indoctrination through official state endorsement  of partisan mass
  media memes in civics instruction. Signed by governor

HB-1106 - Lock up firearms Signed by Governor

HB-1108 - Increase regulations for “discrimination”  against gender identity expression, Signed by governor

HB-1121 - Increase rental regulations (increase cost of renting) Sent to governor

HB-1135- Regulate Health Care Sharing Ministries Killed in Committee

HB-1194- Creating an immigrant legal defense fund Passed House and Senate

HB-1162 - Bans plastic bags, Passed House and Senate

HB-1232- Create Public Option, forcing medical providers to accept mandated pricing Passed House and Senate

HB-1242 - Create the Agricultural Drought and Climate Resilience Office, Passed House and Senate

HB-1246- Divest all PERA investments in fossil fuel companies Killed in committee

HB-1295 - Anti-charter schools. gives local school boards greater chance to close charters, Killed in House Ed committee

HB-1298 - More regulations for firearms transfers, Passed  House and Senate

HB-1299 - Create Office of Gun Violence Prevention, Passed House and  Senate

HB-1303 - Global Warming Potential for Public Project Materials, Passed House and Senate

HB-1311 - Title is “income tax” This looks and smells like tax increases, without a vote of the people, Passed House and Senate 

HB-1325 - Study School Finance Formula, Passed House and Senate

SB-009 - Reproductive health care program, Passed House, PLV

SB-016 - Medical mandates that will increase premiums and fund family planning services
 (Planned Parenthood), Passed House, PLV

SB-025 - Provide “family planning” for illegal aliens through Medicaid, Passed House and Senate

SB-070 - Allow counties to require all businesses be licensed, Signed by governor

SB-072-Create extra layer of electric utility bureaucracy, require union contractors, and expand eminent domain powers, Passed House and Senate

SB-077 - Allow illegal aliens to get any license, certificate, or registration from the state, Signed by governor

SB-078 - Require all lost or stolen firearms to be reported to the state, Signed by governor

SB-087 - Repealing parts of the Labor Peace Act to allow unionization of ag workers Passed House and Senate

SB-116
- Prohibit American Indian mascots for public schools, Passed House and Senate

SB-120- Open captioning requirement for all theaters Killed in committee

SB-132- Digital Communications Regulations Killed in House committee

SB-135
- Prohibit most animal acts in a circus Signed by governor

SB-173- More rental regulations and higher costs for rent, Passed House and Senate

SB-176 -Called the “Protecting Opportunities and Worker’s Rights Act” this could make employment harder to find in Colorado. This bill contains many troubling regulations and legal standards for harassment charges against employers that could greatly complicate employing people in Colorado. For more information click hereKilled in House committee

SB-182 -Prohibits a student from being arrested, ticketed or cited for most misdemeanor crimes if it is committed on school grounds or at a school function. Killed in committee

SB-188 -Allow ballots to be returned electronically if the voter has a disability Signed by governor

SB-194 -Concerning policies for births which includes extending  for 12 months after birth “presumptive eligibility” for Medicaid (meaning illegals aliens are given Medicaid funding for an additional 12 months). Passed House and Senate

SB-199 -Repealing laws which require evidence for lawful presence for receiving public assistance from the state Passed House and Senate

SB-200 - Increase CO2 reduction mandates, again, died on Senate calendar

SB-205 - The Long Bill, increasing the general fund over 21% for next year. Signed by governor

SB-238 - Create a Front Range Rail Taxing District (subject to a vote to approve the new taxes), Passed House and Senate

SB-243 - Appropriate $21 million for three years for public health. What? The current general assembly is telling the next general assembly what they will be spending? Probably unconstitutional, but they will probably pass it anyway, Passed House and Senate

SB-246 - A union sweetheart deal that makes electric utility customers pay the bill. Passed House and Senate

SB-250 - 82 pages of election changes. 16 year olds voting in party caucuses, no ID required for petition circulators and a lot more. Passed House and Senate

SB-256 - Allow counties and cities to ban concealed carry rights. Passed House, and Senate

SB-260 - Radical Transportation Plan. billions in taxes that ignores TABOR’s vote of the people, Sent to governor

SB-264 - Reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions for utilities, Passed House and Senate

SB-293-Reclassifies real estate property, which looks like an underhanded way of undercutting an anticipated citizen’s initiative on property tax, Passed House and Senate


3. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

All are welcome to join this online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. We usually have 60-80 people attend our Republican Breakfast Club meeting on Zoom.

Time: June 14, 2021 07:30 AM Mountain Time

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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 



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June 5, 2021

1. $90 Million for an Interim Study Committee?

2. Contact the Redistricting Commissions Today

3. 2020 Election Questions Still Loom Large

4. 623 Bills for 2021

5. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting 


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1. $90 Million for an Interim Study Committee?

HB-1325, introduced late last week, sets up a legislative committee to study the school finance act. I am familiar with government overkill, but this one goes way over the top. Sure, the governor thinks it is nothing to create a lottery to give away $5 million in a lottery promoting vaccines, but this bill even tops that for government waste of taxpayer dollars. This bill sets up an interim committee to study school finance and it authorizes the committee to spend $90 million dollars from the education fund. I couldn’t believe it when I first read it, but on page six of the latest version of the bill,  it says it will take $90 Million.

The bill does specify that these funds are to be appropriated by the legislature before the checks can be cut, but to point blank say it will take $90 million to implement the changes is giving this committee the expectation that that kind of money must be spent to put in place their new system. I can see the “consultants” hovering over this big pot of cash already, contriving how they can get a piece of this big, fat pie.

This has to be the best example of what’s wrong with school finance in Colorado. Hang on to your pocket book as this bill is already through the House and heading to the Senate. And you can bet the answer will be that you and I are not paying enough taxes…


2. Contact the Redistricting Commissions Today

The opportunity is brief, so I am repeating essentially what I wrote last week.

There is a new system in place to draw the districts for the legislature and the Congressional districts through appointed commissions. 

Right now you can give your opinion to the commissions (one for state legislative districts and one for the congressional districts). We need conservative voices in this process. Click here (https://redistricting.colorado.gov/public_comments/new) to let your voice be heard.

Of particular concern for Larimer County is to keep as many of our state legislative districts exclusive to Larimer County. If the state legislative district commission divides the house and/or senate districts between Larimer and Boulder counties it will divide those districts between two very different communities of interest. That could result in even further reducing conservative voices at the Capitol. 

For those in other parts of the state this same argument needs to be made, as is appropriate for your area. In any event, please engage in this process and tell them what you think!


3. 2020 Election Questions Still Loom Large

Most people I know share my concern that the 2020 election was corrupted by far too many bad actors. I don’t report on this every week, but I am working on it a great deal of the time, and so are many other concerned citizens from across the state. Recently several of us held a Zoom call to better understand what we know and what is being done about it.

Here is the link to a recording of that call: It was a  long meeting, but I encourage you to check it out: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/T-oo3D6dJU0n1q-o7QPthA8ZM4tkmRFpjlr_fvILVteOwurDg8-pPIJ8n-9E5AF5.JCvE9muXqnC0Ugmp
 Passcode: 6PKEx^9i

3.  623 Bills for 2021

623 bills have been introduced in the 2021 session, and the session continues to drag on. Next week they must stop, but as of this writing many bills are still in the process.

All the bills are consequential in some way, but these are 73 that I consider most important. The bill number is also a link to the bill itself, which I recommend you study to learn more about these pieces of legislation, their amendments and their progress through the system.

The last action on the bill is listed in red, with PLV meaning party-line vote. I expect next week’s report will be the end of session report.

Good Bills

HB-1017
 - Protect human life from conception. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1036 - Give local leaders control over local health orders. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1038 - Allow concealed carry on school grounds. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1048 - Require local businesses to accept cash payments. Signed by governor

HB-1049 - Prohibit all-union shops in Colorado. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1052 - Classify hydro electricity as a renewable energy Signed by Governor

HB-1053 - Allow citizen requests for election hand recounts. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1059 - Allow parents to be present for all online teaching and prohibiting the school from regulating the
  home setting for the online instruction  Sent to Governor

HB-1062 - Deregulate the direct sales of animal shares Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1070 - Repeal standard capacity magazine ban Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1080 - Establish educational tax credits for private and home schools. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1082 - Gun transfer background check exemption for CC permit holders Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1086 - Voter proof of citizenship requirement Killed in Committee

HB-1088 - Audit voter registration system Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1098 - Create a civil liability for red flag actions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1170
- Advisory committee on elections and Information technology Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1176 - Advisory commission to study auditing the election process Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1183 - Registration of induced abortions, Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1185 - Repeal the governor’s ability to suspend firearm sales during an emergency, Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1191 - Prohibit discrimination because of COVID-19 vaccination status, Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1197 - Income tax reduction for some taxpayers, Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1202 - Off-label Use Of Approved Drugs To Treat COVID-19, Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-007 - Allow in person voting (make mail ballots optional). Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-010 - Colorado Ballot Signature Verification Act, Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-226 - Increase the general fund reserve Signed by governor

SB-227 - Creating the State Emergency Reserve Cash Fund, finally actual cash will be put into the TABOR required emergency fund , Signed by governor

SB-265 - Transfer $124 million to state highway fund, Passed House 



Bad Bills

HJR-006 - Removing Colorado’s call for an amendment to force Congress to balance it’s budget Passed House and Senate

HB-1071 - Allow ranked choice voting in nonpartisan elections  Passed Senate second reading

HB-1075 - Change “illegal alien” to “worker without authorization” in Colorado law Signed by Governor

HB-1097 - Establish behavioral health administration Signed by Governor

HB-1103 -Authorizing k-12 political indoctrination through official state endorsement  of partisan mass
  media memes in civics instruction. Signed by governor

HB-1106 - Lock up firearms Signed by Governor

HB-1108 - Increase regulations for “discrimination”  against gender identity expression, Signed by governor

HB-1121 - Increase rental regulations (increase cost of renting) Passed Senate, PLV 

HB-1135- Regulate Health Care Sharing Ministries Killed in Committee

HB-1194- Creating an immigrant legal defense fund Passed Senate, PLV 

HB-1162 - Bans plastic bags, Passed Senate, PLV 

HB-1232- Create Public Option, forcing medical providers to accept mandated pricing Passed Senate, PLV

HB-1242 - Create the Agricultural Drought and Climate Resilience Office, Passed Senate

HB-1246- Divest all PERA investments in fossil fuel companies Killed in committee

HB-1295 - Anti-charter schools. gives local school boards greater chance to close charters, Killed in House Ed committee

HB-1298 - More regulations for firearms transfers, Passed Senate, PLV

HB-1299 - Create Office of Gun Violence Prevention, Passed Senate, PLV 

HB-1303 - Global Warming Potential for Public Project Materials, Passed Senate

HB-1311 - Title is “income tax” This looks and smells like tax increases, without a vote of the people, Passed Senate committee, PLV

HB-1325 - Study School Finance Formula, Passed House

SB-009 - Reproductive health care program, Passed House, PLV

SB-016 - Medical mandates that will increase premiums and fund family planning services
 (Planned Parenthood), Passed House, PLV

SB-025 - Provide “family planning” for illegal aliens through Medicaid, Passed House, PLV

SB-070 - Allow counties to require all businesses be licensed, Signed by governor

SB-077 - Allow illegal aliens to get any license, certificate, or registration from the state, Signed by governor

SB-078 - Require all lost or stolen firearms to be reported to the state, Signed by governor

SB-087 - Repealing parts of the Labor Peace Act to allow unionization of ag workers Passed House committee, PLV

 SB-116- Prohibit American Indian mascots for public schools, Passed House, PLV

SB-120- Open captioning requirement for all theaters Killed in committee

SB-132- Digital Communications Regulations Killed in House committee

SB-135
- Prohibit most animal acts in a circus Signed by governor

SB-173- More rental regulations and higher costs for rent, Passed House, PLV

SB-176 -Called the “Protecting Opportunities and Worker’s Rights Act” this could make employment harder to find in Colorado. This bill contains many troubling regulations and legal standards for harassment charges against employers that could greatly complicate employing people in Colorado. For more information click herePassed Senate

SB-182 -Prohibits a student from being arrested, ticketed or cited for most misdemeanor crimes if it is committed on school grounds or at a school function. Killed in committee

SB-188 -Allow ballots to be returned electronically if the voter has a disability Signed by governor

SB-194 -Concerning policies for births which includes extending  for 12 months after birth “presumptive eligibility” for Medicaid (meaning illegals aliens are given Medicaid funding for an additional 12 months). Passed House, PLV

SB-199 -Repealing laws which require evidence for lawful presence for receiving public assistance from the state Passed House second reading

SB-200 - Increase CO2 reduction mandates, again, Passed second committee, PLV

SB-205 - The Long Bill, increasing the general fund over 21% for next year. Signed by governor

SB-238 - Create a Front Range Rail Taxing District (subject to a vote to approve the new taxes), Passed House

SB-243 - Appropriate $21 million for three years for public health. What? The current general assembly is telling the next general assembly what they will be spending? Probably unconstitutional, but they will probably pass it anyway, Passed House second reading

SB-246 - A union sweetheart deal that makes electric utility customers pay the bill. Passed House committee, PLV

SB-250 - 82 pages of election changes. 16 year olds voting in party caucuses, no ID required for petition circulators and a lot more. Passed House, PLV

SB-256 - Allow counties and cities to ban concealed carry rights. Passed House, PLV

SB-260 - Radical Transportation Plan. billions in taxes that ignores TABOR’s vote of the people, Passed House, PLV

SB-264 - Reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions for utilities, Passed Senate


3. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

All are welcome to join this online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. We usually have 60-80 people attend our Republican Breakfast Club meeting on Zoom.

Time: June 7, 2021 07:30 AM Mountain Time

Join Zoom Meeting
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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 



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May 29, 2021

1. Good News First: HB-1295 is Killed in Committee

2. Now is the Time to Contact the Redistricting Commissions


3. 611 Bills for 2021

4. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting Will Not Meet on Memorial Day


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1. Good News First: HB-1295 is Killed in Committee

This has been a rugged session for liberty loving citizens, with dozens of bad bills flying through the legislature (more details in story #3). However, I start this report with one bright spot.

HB-1295 was designed to restrict the ability of  charter schools to appeal decisions of their school district boards to deny granting a charter for a charter school. After much push back the House Education committee killed the bill.

At least one political bullet has been dodged, for at least this one year.


2. Now is the Time to Contact the Redistricting Commissions

In this year of redistricting there is a new system in place to draw the new districts for the legislature and the Congressional districts through appointed commissions. And, to further complicate the situation, the Census data will not even be ready until sometime in the fall. The final lines for the new districts will not be known until very late in the year, just weeks before the 2022 election season begins.

Right now you can give your opinion to the commissions (one for state districts and one for the federal districts). We need conservative voices in the process. Click here (https://redistricting.colorado.gov/public_comments/new) to let your voice be heard. Of particular concern for Larimer County is to keep as many of our state legislative districts exclusive to Larimer County. If the state legislative district commission divides the house and/or senate districts between Larimer and Boulder counties it will divide those districts between two very different communities of interest. That could result in even further reducing conservative voices at the Capitol. 

For those in other parts of the state this same argument needs to be made, as is appropriate for your area. In any event, please engage in this process and tell them what you think!

3.  611 Bills for 2021

611 bills have been introduced in the 2021 session. On Thursday the majority party announced they are beginning the final three days of the session, which puts in place special procedural rules for these final days.. This also means that no more bills are expected to be introduced. A preliminary analysis of my good bill and bad bill lists looks like 78% of the good bills will probably be defeated and 87% of the bad bills will probably become law. Unfortunately this is what we have come to expect under Polis’ rule.

All the bills are consequential in some way, but these are 72 that I consider most important. The bill number is also a link to the bill itself, which I recommend you study to learn more about these pieces of legislation, their amendments and progress through the system.

The last action on the bill is listed in red, with PLV meaning party-line vote. I expect next week’s report will be the end of session report.

Good Bills

HB-1017
 - Protect human life from conception. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1036 - Give local leaders control over local health orders. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1038 - Allow concealed carry on school grounds. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1048 - Require local businesses to accept cash payments. Signed by governor

HB-1049 - Prohibit all-union shops in Colorado. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1052 - Classify hydro electricity as a renewable energy Signed by Governor

HB-1053 - Allow citizen requests for election hand recounts. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1059 - Allow parents to be present for all online teaching and prohibiting the school from regulating the
  home setting for the online instruction  Sent to Governor

HB-1062 - Deregulate the direct sales of animal shares Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1070 - Repeal standard capacity magazine ban Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1080 - Establish educational tax credits for private and home schools. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1082 - Gun transfer background check exemption for CC permit holders Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1086 - Voter proof of citizenship requirement Killed in Committee

HB-1088 - Audit voter registration system Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1098 - Create a civil liability for red flag actions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1170
- Advisory committee on elections and Information technology Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1176 - Advisory commission to study auditing the election process Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1183 - Registration of induced abortions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1185 - Repeal the governor’s ability to suspend firearm sales during an emergency Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1191 - Prohibit discrimination because of COVID-19 vaccination status, Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1197 - Income tax reduction for some taxpayers Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1202 - Off-label Use Of Approved Drugs To Treat COVID-19 Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-007 - Allow in person voting (make mail ballots optional). Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-010 - Colorado Ballot Signature Verification Act Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-226 - Increase the general fund reserve Signed by governor

SB-227 - Creating the State Emergency Reserve Cash Fund, finally actual cash will be put into the TABOR required emergency fund Signed by governor

SB-265 - Transfer $124 million to state highway fund, Passed Senate 



Bad Bills

HJR-006 - Removing Colorado’s call for an amendment to force Congress to balance it’s budget Passed House and Senate

HB-1071 - Allow ranked choice voting in nonpartisan elections  Passed Senate second reading

HB-1075 - Change “illegal alien” to “worker without authorization” in Colorado law Signed by Governor

HB-1097 - Establish behavioral health administration Signed by Governor

HB-1103 -Authorizing k-12 political indoctrination through official state endorsement  of partisan mass
  media memes in civics instruction. Signed by governor

HB-1106 - Lock up firearms Signed by Governor

HB-1108 - Increase regulations for “discrimination”  against gender identity expression, Signed by governor

HB-1121 - Increase rental regulations (increase cost of renting) Passed Senate 

HB-1135- Regulate Health Care Sharing Ministries Killed in Committee

HB-1194- Creating an immigrant legal defense fund Passed Senate committee

HB-1162 - Bans plastic bags Senate committee, PLV

HB-1232- Create Public Option, forcing medical providers to accept mandated pricing Passed Senate, PLV

HB-1242 - Create the Agricultural Drought and Climate Resilience Office Passed Senate

HB-1246- Divest all PERA investments in fossil fuel companies Killed in committee

HB-1295 - Anti-charter schools. gives local school boards greater chance to close charters, Killed in House Ed committee

HB-1298 - More regulations for firearms transfers Passed Senate, PLV

HB-1299 - Create Office of Gun Violence Prevention, Passed Senate second reading

HB-1303 - Global Warming Potential for Public Project Materials Passed Senate second reading

HB-1311 - Title is “income tax” This looks and smells like tax increases, without a vote of the people, Passed Senate committee, PLV

SB-009 - Reproductive health care program Passed House committee, PLV

SB-016 - Medical mandates that will increase premiums and fund family planning services
 (Planned Parenthood) Passed House committee, PLV

SB-025 - Provide “family planning” for illegal aliens through Medicaid Passed House committee, PLV

SB-070 - Allow counties to require all businesses be licensed Signed by governor

SB-077 - Allow illegal aliens to get any license, certificate, or registration from the state Signed by governor

SB-078 - Require all lost or stolen firearms to be reported to the state Signed by governor

SB-087 - Repealing parts of the Labor Peace Act to allow unionization of ag workers Passed Senate, PLV

 SB-116- Prohibit American Indian mascots for public schools Passed House committee, PLV

SB-120- Open captioning requirement for all theaters Killed in committee

SB-132- Digital Communications Regulations Killed in House committee

SB-135
- Prohibit most animal acts in a circus Signed by governor

SB-173- More rental regulations and higher costs for rent  Passed House committee, PLV

SB-176 -Called the “Protecting Opportunities and Worker’s Rights Act” this could make employment harder to find in Colorado. This bill contains many troubling regulations and legal standards for harassment charges against employers that could greatly complicate employing people in Colorado. For more information click herePassed Senate

SB-182 -Prohibits a student from being arrested, ticketed or cited for most misdemeanor crimes if it is committed on school grounds or at a school function. Killed in committee

SB-188 -Allow ballots to be returned electronically if the voter has a disability Signed by governor

SB-194 -Concerning policies for births which includes extending  for 12 months after birth “presumptive eligibility” for Medicaid (meaning illegals aliens are given Medicaid funding for an additional 12 months). Passed Senate

SB-199 -Repealing laws which require evidence for lawful presence for receiving public assistance from the state Passed House committee, PLV

SB-200 - Increase CO2 reduction mandates, again. Passed second committee, PLV

SB-205 - The Long Bill, increasing the general fund over 21% for next year. Signed by governor

SB-238 - Create a Front Range Rail Taxing District (subject to a vote to approve the new taxes) Passed House committee, PLV

SB-243 - Appropriate $21 million for three years for public health. What? The current general assembly is telling the next general assembly what they will be spending? Probably unconstitutional, but they will probably pass it anyway. Passed Senate

SB-246 - A union sweetheart deal that makes electric utility customers pay the bill. Passed House committee, PLV

SB-250 - 82 pages of election changes. 16 year olds voting in party caucuses, no ID required for petition circulators and a lot more. Passed House second reading

SB-256 - Allow counties and cities to ban concealed carry rights. Passed House committee, PLV

SB-260 - Radical Transportation Plan. billions in taxes that ignores TABOR’s vote of the people, Passed House second reading 

SB-264 - Reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions for utilities Passed Senate committee, PLV


4. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting Will Not Meet on Memorial Day

There will not be a Monday morning Zoom meeting on May 31.  As is our custom, we will m=not meet on Memorial Day. 



For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 



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May 22, 2021

1. Really Bad Bills in 2021

2. 571 Bills and Still Counting

3. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting


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1. Really Bad Bills in 2021

The 2021 session must end in a little less than three weeks and it is time to start to look at the session as a whole. What have they accomplished? Has it been an extraordinary year in any way? What major topics has this legislature covered?

In 2019, the first year of Polis’ governorship, I didn’t think it could get worse, the legislature passed dozens of bills that limited our freedoms and put this state on a path toward economic disaster.  Then 2020 reared it’s ugly head and we saw the governor rule by executive order and the legislature let him have that authority and power unchecked (we are still under his “declared emergency”). The legislature’s ideas were bad, but the governor started churning out dozens of orders as if he were a monarch. For a detailed view of the 2019 and 2020 year check out the  book I helped to put together, UNMASKED2020: Colorado’s Radical Left turn and a warning to America.

In 2021 the ruling party has not let up the gas at all, and neither has the governor. They are all still rushing on with their radical left policies. Everywhere we look at this year’s agenda it is breathtaking, fundamental-transformation of our state.

Second Amendment rights have been severely curtailed with several bills headed to the law books. HB-1106 is a good example. The so called safe storage bill will either disarm all citizens who own a firearm, or turn them into criminals who ignore this outrageous command from our government.

Colorado is fast becoming a haven for illegal aliens. I’m sorry, the term is now:  “worker without authorization,” according to the 2021 legislature (HB-1075). SB-77 will allow illegal aliens to obtain licenses and certifications from the state of Colorado. The bill’s summary says it best: “The bill also specifies that lawful presence is not required of any applicant for any state or local license, certificate, or registration.”

This year transportation and taxes have come to mean something very different than just a few years ago. Transportation is not roads and bridges, it is anything designed to get you out of your car and dependent on public transit (SB-260). To blatantly ignore the plain reading of our state constitution, SB-260 now calls taxes fees and, simply to avoid a vote of the people, one new enterprise suddenly becomes five new mini-enterprises.

Transportation is also just another way to pull their global warming crisis card. One should think that after a quarter century of hearing people cry wolf (or maybe in this case it would be a partially melted snowflake). Several bills have been introduced that continue to feed from the line that our breath (and cow flatulence) are about to destroy us all. I don’t buy it, but I do believe this irrational response to their unproven theory is on the brink of creating a social and economic breakdown in our culture.

When it comes to the medical industry, the “public option” is the buzz word that shows how extreme the left has become (HB-1324). They want to take over the medical industry because it is about control and the medical world is too big a chunk of our world to pass up.

I could go on about shutting down our electric utilities while putting everyone in electric cars, fully funding Planned Parenthood through medical insurance companies,  changing election laws while killing election bills that would have brought back election integrity, and banning plastic bags, but I am sure you get my point. The left is out of control and WE the People need to get back into the driver’s seat.

For more information start with the information listed below and join us on the Monday morning call, listed in the third article in this report.

2. Colorado’s 2021 Session  - 609 Bills and Still Counting

We now have 609 bills introduced in the 2021 session. All the bills are consequential in some way, but I have identified 72 that I consider most important. Here are my lists of bills to watch.  I only give a very brief description of what I consider significant for the bill. Often the legislation contains much more which I do not describe. The bill number is also a link to the bill itself, which I recommend you study to learn more about the legislation, it’s amendments and progress through the system.

With so many to look after, I separated the good bills from the bad bills. The last action on the bill is listed in red, with PLV meaning party-line vote.

Good Bills

HB-1017
 - Protect human life from conception. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1036 - Give local leaders control over local health orders. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1038 - Allow concealed carry on school grounds. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1048 - Require local businesses to accept cash payments. Signed by governor

HB-1049 - Prohibit all-union shops in Colorado. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1052 - Classify hydro electricity as a renewable energy Signed by Governor

HB-1053 - Allow citizen requests for election hand recounts. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1059 - Allow parents to be present for all online teaching and prohibiting the school from regulating the
  home setting for the online instruction  Sent to Governor

HB-1062 - Deregulate the direct sales of animal shares Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1070 - Repeal standard capacity magazine ban Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1080 - Establish educational tax credits for private and home schools. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1082 - Gun transfer background check exemption for CC permit holders Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1086 - Voter proof of citizenship requirement Killed in Committee

HB-1088 - Audit voter registration system Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1098 - Create a civil liability for red flag actions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1170
- Advisory committee on elections and Information technology Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1176 - Advisory commission to study auditing the election process Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1183 - Registration of induced abortions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1185 - Repeal the governor’s ability to suspend firearm sales during an emergency Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1191 - Prohibit discrimination because of COVID-19 vaccination status, Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1197 - Income tax reduction for some taxpayers Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1202 - Off-label Use Of Approved Drugs To Treat COVID-19 Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-007 - Allow in person voting (make mail ballots optional). Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-010 - Colorado Ballot Signature Verification Act Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-226 - Increase the general fund reserve Signed by governor

SB-227 - Creating the State Emergency Reserve Cash Fund, finally actual cash will be put into the TABOR required emergency fund Signed by governor

SB-265 - Transfer $124 million to state highway fund, Passed Senate 



Bad Bills

HJR-006 - Removing Colorado’s call for an amendment to force Congress to balance it’s budget Signed by governor

HB-1071 - Allow ranked choice voting in nonpartisan elections  Passed Senate committee, PLV

HB-1075 - Change “illegal alien” to “worker without authorization” in Colorado law Signed by Governor

HB-1097 - Establish behavioral health administration Signed by Governor

HB-1103 -Authorizing k-12 political indoctrination through official state endorsement  of partisan mass
  media memes in civics instruction. Sent to governor

HB-1106 - Lock up firearms Signed by Governor

HB-1108 - Increase regulations for “discrimination”  against gender identity expression, Signed by governor

HB-1121 - Increase rental regulations (increase cost of renting) Passed Senate 

HB-1135- Regulate Health Care Sharing Ministries Killed in Committee

HB-1194- Creating an immigrant legal defense fund Passed Senate committee

HB-1162 - Bans plastic bags Passed House, PLV

HB-1232- Create Public Option, forcing medical providers to accept mandated pricing Passed Senate committee, PLV

HB-1242 - Create the Agricultural Drought and Climate Resilience Office Passed Senate second reading

HB-1246- Divest all PERA investments in fossil fuel companies Killed in committee

HB-1295 - Anti-charter schools. gives local school boards greater chance to close charters

HB-1298 - More regulations for firearms transfers Passed House second reading

HB-1299 - Create Office of Gun Violence Prevention, Passed House, PLV

HB-1303 - Global Warming Potential for Public Project Materials Passed House committee, PLV

HB-1311 - Title is “income tax” This looks and smells like tax increases, without a vote of the people, Passed House committee, PLV

SB-009 - Reproductive health care program Passed Senate

SB-016 - Medical mandates that will increase premiums and fund family planning services
 (Planned Parenthood) Passed Senate

SB-025 - Provide “family planning” for illegal aliens through Medicaid Passed Senate

SB-070 - Allow counties to require all businesses be licensed Signed by governor

SB-077 - Allow illegal aliens to get any license, certificate, or registration from the state Sent to governor

SB-078 - Require all lost or stolen firearms to be reported to the state Signed by governor

SB-087 - Repealing parts of the Labor Peace Act to allow unionization of ag workers Passed Senate, PLV

 SB-116- Prohibit American Indian mascots for public schools Passed House committee, PLV

SB-120- Open captioning requirement for all theaters Killed in committee

SB-132- Digital Communications Regulations Killed in House committee

SB-135
- Prohibit most animal acts in a circus Signed by governor

SB-173- More rental regulations and higher costs for rent  Passed House committee, PLV

SB-176 -Called the “Protecting Opportunities and Worker’s Rights Act” this could make employment harder to find in Colorado. This bill contains many troubling regulations and legal standards for harassment charges against employers that could greatly complicate employing people in Colorado. For more information click herePassed first committee, PLV

SB-182 -Prohibits a student from being arrested, ticketed or cited for most misdemeanor crimes if it is committed on school grounds or at a school function. Killed in committee

SB-188 -Allow ballots to be returned electronically if the voter has a disability Sent to governor

SB-194 -Concerning policies for births which includes extending  for 12 months after birth “presumptive eligibility” for Medicaid (meaning illegals aliens are given Medicaid funding for an additional 12 months). Passed Senate

SB-199 -Repealing laws which require evidence for lawful presence for receiving public assistance from the state Passed Senate, PLV

SB-200 - Increase CO2 reduction mandates, again. Passed second committee, PLV

SB-205 - The Long Bill, increasing the general fund over 21% for next year. Signed by governor

SB-238 - Create a Front Range Rail Taxing District (subject to a vote to approve the new taxes) Passed Senate

SB-243 - Appropriate $21 million for three years for public health. What? The current general assembly is telling the next general assembly what they will be spending? Probably unconstitutional, but they will probably pass it anyway. Passed Senate

SB-246 - A union sweetheart deal that makes electric utility customers pay the bill. Passed Senate

SB-250 - 82 pages of election changes. 16 year olds voting in party caucuses, no ID required for petition circulators and a lot more. Passed House committee, PLV

SB-256 - Allow counties and cities to ban concealed carry rights. Passed Senate, PLV

SB-260 - Radical Transportation Plan. billions in taxes that ignores TABOR’s vote of the people, Passed Senate 

SB-264 - Reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions for utilities Passed Senate second reading


3. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

All are welcome to join this online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. We usually have 60-80 people attend our Republican Breakfast Club meeting on Zoom.

Time: May 24, 2021 07:30 AM Mountain Time

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 894 4960 9831
Passcode: 080465
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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 



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May 15, 2021

1. New Videos of RSCC Election Hearing Have Been Added
 
2. Radical Transportation Bill Passes Senate Second Reading

3. Public Health and Politics

4. Colorado’s 2021 Session – 571 Bills and Still Counting

5. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting


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1. New Videos of RSCC Election Hearing Have Been Added



The hearing, conducted by the RSCC, which raised serious concerns about election systems in Colorado and other states is now available online in several forms. The idea that Colorado is the “gold standard” for election systems was thoroughly de-bunked. 

The first half of the hearing can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlPmEsDKs00.
The second half is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeA4zy4n9dY.  

The entire hearing was about three hours long, which is a very long video, so I also broke it down to half-hour programs of the four major presentations and a 15 minute reel of highlight clips shown in the above graphic. Everyone in Colorado needs to know about the concerns there are for the integrity of our voting systems. Please pass this on to anyone who may not have carefully considered these troubling facts.

Dr. Eastman - https://youtu.be/k7n27jZFKRw

Dr. Frank - https://youtu.be/DvcPNuo8uN8

Shawn Smith - https://youtu.be/26_uLCmmSCY

Haugh and Smith - https://youtu.be/GAr-u7nir_4


There is a lot of information packed into these videos that will take some effort to digest, but I urge everyone to spend some serious time checking this out and please pass this around to others. There is still much to be done to get to the bottom of how accurate and reliable Colorado’s voting system are, but for a current update of what we know so far, this hearing provided the best information available.

2. Radical Transportation Bill Passes Senate Second Reading

This week SB-260, with over over 50 sections of illegal tax increases and a complete remake of the transportation system in Colorado passed the Senate second reading. It ignores the fundamental principle of The Tax Payer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) by deceptively creating billions of dollars of new taxes on just about everything that moves and deftly skips around the constitutional requirement for a vote of the people on major new “enterprises” by breaking it into several smaller entities. To play this legal jujitsu they are calling the new taxes “fees.”

This bill creates a tax on everything delivered with a vehicle, a new tax on ride sharing, new taxes on owning vehicles, it starts the process of putting in place a tax on miles driven, it increases taxes on fuel at the pump, etc… See last week’s Lundberg Report for more details on SB-160.

Don’t be fooled by this new transportation bill. It is not intended to put you on smoother, less clogged roads. It is meant to get you out of your car (which they will replace with an electric scooter) and into a bus or waiting in line for a train that will probably never be built.



3. Public Health and Politics

As we continue to plod through an endless path of public health emergency declarations it is way past time to put public health back into its proper place. Public health has an important role to inform our elected officials with good science and good counsel. But it has become too political and way too powerful.

I recently came across an excellent analysis of how science been corrupted by the politics of a pandemic and I recommend it to anyone willing to spend the time to seriously look at this situation: https://unherd.com/2021/05/how-science-has-been-corrupted/


4. Colorado’s 2021 Session  - 571 Bills and Still Counting


We now have 587 bills introduced in the 2021 session. All the bills are consequential in some way, but I have identified 72 that I consider most important. Here are my lists of bills to watch.  I only give a very brief description of what I consider significant for the bill. Often the legislation contains much more which I do not describe. The bill number is also a link to the bill itself, which I recommend you study to learn more about the legislation, it’s amendments and progress through the system.

With so many to look after, I separated the good bills from the bad bills. The last action on the bill is listed in red, with PLV meaning party-line vote.

Good Bills

HB-1017
 - Protect human life from conception. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1036 - Give local leaders control over local health orders. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1038 - Allow concealed carry on school grounds. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1048 - Require local businesses to accept cash payments. Signed by governor

HB-1049 - Prohibit all-union shops in Colorado. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1052 - Classify hydro electricity as a renewable energy Signed by Governor

HB-1053 - Allow citizen requests for election hand recounts. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1059 - Allow parents to be present for all online teaching and prohibiting the school from regulating the
  home setting for the online instruction  Passed Senate

HB-1062 - Deregulate the direct sales of animal shares Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1070 - Repeal standard capacity magazine ban Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1080 - Establish educational tax credits for private and home schools. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1082 - Gun transfer background check exemption for CC permit holders Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1086 - Voter proof of citizenship requirement Killed in Committee

HB-1088 - Audit voter registration system Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1098 - Create a civil liability for red flag actions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1170
- Advisory committee on elections and Information technology Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1176 - Advisory commission to study auditing the election process Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1183 - Registration of induced abortions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1185 - Repeal the governor’s ability to suspend firearm sales during an emergency Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1191 - Prohibit discrimination because of COVID-19 vaccination status, Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1197 - Income tax reduction for some taxpayers Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1202 - Off-label Use Of Approved Drugs To Treat COVID-19 Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-007 - Allow in person voting (make mail ballots optional). Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-010 - Colorado Ballot Signature Verification Act Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-226 - Increase the general fund reserve Sent to governor

SB-227 - Creating the State Emergency Reserve Cash Fund, finally actual cash will be put into the TABOR required emergency fund Signed by governor

SB-265 – Transfer $124 million to state highway fund, Passed Senate second reading 



Bad Bills

HJR-006 - Removing Colorado’s call for an amendment to force Congress to balance it’s budget Signed by governor

HB-1071 - Allow ranked choice voting in nonpartisan elections  Passed Senate committee, PLV

HB-1075 - Change “illegal alien” to “worker without authorization” in Colorado law Signed by Governor

HB-1097 - Establish behavioral health administration Signed by Governor

HB-1103 -Authorizing k-12 political indoctrination through official state endorsement  of partisan mass
  media memes in civics instruction. Passed by House and Senate

HB-1106 - Lock up firearms Signed by Governor

HB-1108 - Increase regulations for “discrimination”  against gender identity expression, Sent to governor

HB-1121 - Increase rental regulations (increase cost of renting) Passed Senate committee

HB-1135- Regulate Health Care Sharing Ministries Killed in Committee

HB-1194- Creating an immigrant legal defense fund Passed first committee

HB-1162 - Bans plastic bags Passed House, PLV

HB-1232- Create Public Option, forcing medical providers to accept mandated pricing Passed House, PLV

HB-1242 - Create the Agricultural Drought and Climate Resilience Office Passed Senate Committee

HB-1246- Divest all PERA investments in fossil fuel companies Killed in committee

HB-1295 – Anti-charter schools. gives local school boards greater chance to close charters

HB-1298 - More regulations for firearms transfers Passed House second reading

HB-1299 - Create Office of Gun Violence Prevention, Passed House second reading

HB-1303 - Global Warming Potential for Public Project Materials

HB-1311 – Title is “income tax” This looks and smells like tax increases, without a vote of the people

SB-009 - Reproductive health care program Passed Senate

SB-016 - Medical mandates that will increase premiums and fund family planning services
 (Planned Parenthood) Passed Senate

SB-025 - Provide “family planning” for illegal aliens through Medicaid Passed Senate

SB-070 - Allow counties to require all businesses be licensed Signed by governor

SB-077 - Allow illegal aliens to get any license, certificate, or registration from the state Passed House and Senate

SB-078 - Require all lost or stolen firearms to be reported to the state Signed by governor

SB-087 - Repealing parts of the Labor Peace Act to allow unionization of ag workers Passed in Committee, PLV

 SB-116- Prohibit American Indian mascots for public schools Passed Senate third reading

SB-120- Open captioning requirement for all theaters Killed in committee

SB-132- Digital Communications Regulations Killed in House committee

SB-135
- Prohibit most animal acts in a circus Sent to governor

SB-173- More rental regulations and higher costs for rent  Passed Senate, PLV

SB-176 -Called the “Protecting Opportunities and Worker’s Rights Act” this could make employment harder to find in Colorado. This bill contains many troubling regulations and legal standards for harassment charges against employers that could greatly complicate employing people in Colorado. For more information click here. Passed first committee, PLV

SB-182 -Prohibits a student from being arrested, ticketed or cited for most misdemeanor crimes if it is committed on school grounds or at a school function. Killed in committee

SB-188 -Allow ballots to be returned electronically if the voter has a disability Sent to governor

SB-194 -Concerning policies for births which includes extending  for 12 months after birth “presumptive eligibility” for Medicaid (meaning illegals aliens are given Medicaid funding for an additional 12 months). Passed Senate

SB-199 -Repealing laws which require evidence for lawful presence for receiving public assistance from the state Passed committee, PLV

SB-200 - Increase CO2 reduction mandates, again. Passed second committee, PLV

SB-205 - The Long Bill, increasing the general fund over 21% for next year. Sent to governor

SB-238 - Create a Front Range Rail Taxing District (subject to a vote to approve the new taxes) Passed Senate

SB-243 - Appropriate $21 million for three years for public health. What? The current general assembly is telling the next general assembly what they will be spending? Probably unconstitutional, but they will probably pass it anyway. Passed Senate

SB-246 - A union sweetheart deal that makes electric utility customers pay the bill. Passed Senate

SB-250 - 82 pages of election changes. 16 year olds voting in party caucuses, no ID required for petition circulators and a lot more. Passed Senate

SB-256 - Allow counties and cities to ban concealed carry rights. Passed committee, PLV

SB-260 - Radical Transportation Plan. billions in taxes that ignores TABOR’s vote of the people, Passed Senate second reading

SB-264 - Reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions for utilities Passed Senate second reading


5. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

All are welcome to join this online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. We usually have 60-80 people attend our Republican Breakfast Club meeting on Zoom.

Time: May 17, 2021 07:30 AM Mountain Time

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 894 4960 9831
Passcode: 080465
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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 



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May 7, 2021

1. Election Irregularities Hearing, Part One and Two are Now Online
 
2. New Transportation Plan Will Tax Just About Everything That Moves, Without a Vote of the People

3. What You Need to Know About CRT

4. Colorado’s 2021 Session – 571 Bills

5. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting


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1. Election Irregularities Hearing, Part One and Two are Now Online

The hearing conducted by the RSCC, which raised serious concerns about Colorado’s election systems is now available online in two parts. The idea that Colorado is the “gold standard” for election systems was thoroughly de-bunked. The first half of the hearing can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlPmEsDKs00. The second half is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeA4zy4n9dY.  The hearing was about three hours long.

There is a lot of information packed into these videos that will take some effort to digest, but I urge everyone to spend some serious time checking this out and please pass this around to others. There is still much to be done to get to the bottom of how accurate and reliable Colorado’s voting system are, but for a current update of what we know so far, this hearing provided the best information available.

2. New Transportation Plan Will Tax Just About Everything That Moves, Without a Vote of the People

This week SB-260 was introduced. This is nearly 200 pages, and over 50 sections of illegal tax increases and a complete remake of the transportation system in Colorado. It ignores the fundamental principle of The Tax Payer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) by deceptively creating billions of dollars of new taxes on just about everything that moves. To play this legal jujitsu they are calling these new taxes “fees.”

This bill creates a tax on everything delivered with a vehicle, a new tax on ride sharing, new taxes on owning vehicles, it starts the process of putting in place a tax on miles driven, it increases taxes on fuel at the pump, etc…

Here is the first paragraph of the six page summary:

“The bill creates new sources of dedicated funding and new state enterprises to enable the planning, funding, development, construction, maintenance, and supervision of a sustainable transportation system by preserving, improving, and expanding existing transportation infrastructure, developing the modern infrastructure needed to support the widespread adoption of electric motor vehicles, and mitigating adverse environmental and health impacts of transportation system use as follows:” You get the idea…

This is the most brazen and most expensive attempt to subvert the Colorado Constitution and the clear will of the people by creating several fees, enterprises and policies that run roughshod over Article X, Section 20, commonly called TABOR. Another fatal flaw to SB-260 is it is a Senate bill. Did the sponsors not bother to read Article V, section 31 of the Colorado constitution? (hint: “ All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the house of representatives; but the senate may propose amendments, as in the case of other bills.”) 

The only Republican member of the legislature listed as a co-sponsor of the bill is Senator Priola, who is well known for supporting the progressive left’s agenda. They will therefore call this a bipartisan bill, but do not be fooled, this is straight out of the hard left, California style, global warming, hand wringing government control playbook. 

I have been a strong advocate for more funding for road construction, but this is not it. It will tie the hands of CDOT with endless subsidies and studies to satisfy the global warming zealots and slow down and stifle new construction projects in deference for more empty busses and promises of train systems we will never be able to afford.

Ironically, SB-260, an illegal budget busting tax behemoth, was introduced right after the legislature passed next year’s budget that contains 700 million dollars in new programs, but nothing new for roads. Highway construction is not their priority, high taxes are.

Don’t be fooled by this new transportation bill. It is not intended to put you on smoother, less clogged roads. It is meant to get you out of your car (which they will replace with an electric scooter) and into a bus or waiting in line for a train that will probably never be built.



3. What You Need to Know About CRT

Imprimis, Hillsdale College’s publication, recently printed an article on critical race theory (CRT) which I highly recommend. CRT has taken over much of academia, the political class on the left and the media. It is a radical remake of Marxism that we must all learn how to recognize and resist. 

Please check out this article: https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/critical-race-theory-fight/.


4. Colorado’s 2021 Session  - 571 Bills and Still Counting


We now have 571 bills introduced in the 2021 session. All the bills are consequential in some way, but I have identified 70 that I consider most important. Here are my lists of bills to watch.  I only give a very brief description of what I consider significant for the bill. Often the legislation contains much more which I do not describe. The bill number is also a link to the bill itself, which I recommend you study to learn more about the legislation, it’s amendments and progress through the system.

With so many to look after, I separated the good bills from the bad bills. The last action on the bill is listed in red, with PLV meaning party-line vote.

Good Bills

HB-1017
 - Protect human life from conception. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1036 - Give local leaders control over local health orders. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1038 - Allow concealed carry on school grounds. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1048 - Require local businesses to accept cash payments. Sent to Governor

HB-1049 - Prohibit all-union shops in Colorado. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1052 - Classify hydro electricity as a renewable energy Signed by Governor

HB-1053 - Allow citizen requests for election hand recounts. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1059 - Allow parents to be present for all online teaching and prohibiting the school from regulating the
  home setting for the online instruction  Passed Senate

HB-1062 - Deregulate the direct sales of animal shares Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1070 - Repeal standard capacity magazine ban Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1080 - Establish educational tax credits for private and home schools. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1082 - Gun transfer background check exemption for CC permit holders Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1086 - Voter proof of citizenship requirement Killed in Committee

HB-1088 - Audit voter registration system Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1098 - Create a civil liability for red flag actions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1170
- Advisory committee on elections and Information technology Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1176 - Advisory commission to study auditing the election process Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1183 - Registration of induced abortions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1185 - Repeal the governor’s ability to suspend firearm sales during an emergency Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1191 - Prohibit discrimination because of COVID-19 vaccination status

HB-1197 - Income tax reduction for some taxpayers Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1202 - Off-label Use Of Approved Drugs To Treat COVID-19 Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-007 - Allow in person voting (make mail ballots optional). Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-010 - Colorado Ballot Signature Verification Act Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-226 - Increase the general fund reserve Passed House and Senate

SB-227 - Creating the State Emergency Reserve Cash Fund, finally actual cash will be put into the TABOR required emergency fund Signed by governor



Bad Bills

HJR-006 - Removing Colorado’s call for an amendment to force Congress to balance it’s budget Passed House and Senate

HB-1071 - Allow ranked choice voting in nonpartisan elections  Passed House, PLV

HB-1075 - Change “illegal alien” to “worker without authorization” in Colorado law Signed by Governor

HB-1097 - Establish behavioral health administration Signed by Governor

HB-1103 -Authorizing k-12 political indoctrination through official state endorsement  of partisan mass
  media memes in civics instruction. House considering Senate amendments

HB-1106 - Lock up firearms Signed by Governor

HB-1108 - Increase regulations for “discrimination”  against gender identity expression, Sent to governor

HB-1121 - Increase rental regulations (increase cost of renting) Passed Senate second reading

HB-1135- Regulate Health Care Sharing Ministries Killed in Committee

HB-1194- Creating an immigrant legal defense fund Passed first committee

HB-1162 - Bans plastic bags Passed House, PLV

HB-1232- Create Public Option, forcing medical providers to accept mandated pricing Sent to House floor

HB-1242 - Create the Agricultural Drought and Climate Resilience Office Passed House third reading PLV

HB-1246- Divest all PERA investments in fossil fuel companies Killed in committee

HB-1298 - More regulations for firearms transfers Passed first committee

HB-1299 - Create Office of Gun Violence Prevention

HB-1303 – Global Warming Potential for Public Project Materials

SB-009 - Reproductive health care program Passed first committee, PLV

SB-016 - Medical mandates that will increase premiums and fund family planning services
 (Planned Parenthood) Passed Senate

SB-025 - Provide “family planning” for illegal aliens through Medicaid Passed first committee, PLV

SB-070 - Allow counties to require all businesses be licensed Signed by governor

SB-077 - Allow illegal aliens to get any license, certificate, or registration from the state Passed House 

SB-078 - Require all lost or stolen firearms to be reported to the state Signed by governor

SB-087 - Repealing parts of the Labor Peace Act to allow unionization of ag workers Passed in Committee, PLV

 SB-116- Prohibit American Indian mascots for public schools Passed Senate third reading

SB-120- Open captioning requirement for all theaters Killed in committee

SB-132- Digital Communications Regulations Killed in House committee

SB-135
- Prohibit most animal acts in a circus Sent to governor

SB-173- More rental regulations and higher costs for rent  Passed Senate, PLV

SB-176 -Called the “Protecting Opportunities and Worker’s Rights Act” this could make employment harder to find in Colorado. This bill contains many troubling regulations and legal standards for harassment charges against employers that could greatly complicate employing people in Colorado. For more information click hereAmended in committee but laid over

SB-182 -Prohibits a student from being arrested, ticketed or cited for most misdemeanor crimes if it is committed on school grounds or at a school function. Killed in committee

SB-188 -Allow ballots to be returned electronically if the voter has a disability Passed House

SB-194 -Concerning policies for births which includes extending  for 12 months after birth “presumptive eligibility” for Medicaid (meaning illegals aliens are given Medicaid funding for an additional 12 months). Passed committee

SB-199 -Repealing laws which require evidence for lawful presence for receiving public assistance from the state Passed committee, PLV

SB-200 - Increase CO2 reduction mandates, again. Passed second committee, PLV

SB-205 - The Long Bill, increasing the general fund over 21% for next year. Passed House and Senate

SB-238 - Create a Front Range Rail Taxing District (subject to a vote to approve the new taxes) Passed second committee.

SB-243 - Appropriate $21 million for three years for public health. What? The current general assembly is telling the next general assembly what they will be spending? Probably unconstitutional, but they will probably pass it anyway. Passed second committee, PLV

SB-246 - A union sweetheart deal that makes electric utility customers pay the bill. Passed first committee, PLV

SB-250 - 82 pages of election changes. 16 year olds voting in party caucuses, no ID required for petition circulators and a lot more. Passed second committee, PLV

SB-256 - Allow counties and cities to ban concealed carry rights.

SB-260 – Radical Transportation Plan. billions in taxes that ignores TABOR’s vote of the people

SB-264 – Reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions for utilities


5. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

All are welcome to join this online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. We usually have 60-80 people attend our Republican Breakfast Club meeting on Zoom.

Time: May 10, 2021 07:30 AM Mountain Time

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89449609831?pwd=OFVUNC82ZXdmNTNrS25neXUvT1NxZz09

Meeting ID: 894 4960 9831
Passcode: 080465
One tap mobile
+16699009128,,89449609831#,,,,*080465# US (San Jose)
+12532158782,,89449609831#,,,,*080465# US (Tacoma)

 

For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 



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May 1, 2021

1. Election Irregularities Hearing Created a Strong Argument for Widespread Election Fraud in Colorado

2. Legislature Pulls Colorado out of Effort to Balance the Federal Government’s Budget.

3. Colorado’s 2021 Session – 558 Bills and Still Counting

4. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting


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1. Election Irregularities Hearing Created a Strong Argument for Widespread Election Fraud in Colorado

The hearing conducted by the RSCC last week raised serious concerns with Colorado’s election processes. The idea that Colorado is the “gold standard” for election systems was thoroughly de-bunked. The first part of the hearing is already on the web at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlPmEsDKs00. Don’t take my word for it, check it out yourself.


2. Legislature Pulls Colorado out of Effort to Balance the Federal Government’s Budget.

Today I attended (via Zoom) the Functional Federalism working group for the American Legislative Exchange Council. The message was: our nation is doomed to fail on the world stage of influence and prosperity if we do not stop spending more than we can afford. It is an incontrovertible economic fact. We are drowning in debt and irresponsible tax systems. 

The first step out of this huge problem is force Congress to control their habit of spending money none of us have. Yet, here in Colorado the legislature did the opposite by removing this state’s call for an amendment to force Congress to do what they are incapable of doing them selves, HJR-006.

Not only did the Democrat majority make this so, but a majority of the Republicans in the Senate  and all of the Republicans in the House supported this shameful action. I regret the leadership and membership on both sides of the aisle failed this state and our entire nation by passing HJR-006.



3. Colorado’s 2021 Session  - 558 Bills and Still Counting


We now have 558 bills introduced in the 2021 session. All the bills are consequential in some way, but I have identified 67 that I consider most important. The first seven bills for this year were rushed through in the first three days of the session back in January. Of the remaining bills here are my lists of bills to watch.  I only give a very brief description of what I consider significant for the bill. Often the legislation contains much more which I do not describe. The bill number is also a link to the bill itself, which I recommend you study to learn more about the legislation, it’s amendments and progress through the system.

With so many to look after, I separated the good bills from the bad bills. The last action on the bill is listed in red, with PLV meaning party-line vote.

Good Bills

HB-1017
 - Protect human life from conception. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1036 - Give local leaders control over local health orders. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1038 - Allow concealed carry on school grounds. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1048 - Require local businesses to accept cash payments. Sent to Governor

HB-1049 - Prohibit all-union shops in Colorado. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1052 - Classify hydro electricity as a renewable energy. Signed by Governor

HB-1053 - Allow citizen requests for election hand recounts. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1059 - Allow parents to be present for all online teaching and prohibiting the school from regulating the
  home setting for the online instruction Passed Senate Committee

HB-1062 - Deregulate the direct sales of animal shares Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1070 - Repeal standard capacity magazine ban Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1080 - Establish educational tax credits for private and home schools. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1082 - Gun transfer background check exemption for CC permit holders Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1086 - Voter proof of citizenship requirement Killed in Committee

HB-1088 - Audit voter registration system Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1098 - Create a civil liability for red flag actions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1170
- Advisory committee on elections and Information technology Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1176 - Advisory commission to study auditing the election process Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1183 - Registration of induced abortions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1185 - Repeal the governor’s ability to suspend firearm sales during an emergency Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1191 - Prohibit discrimination because of COVID-19 vaccination status

HB-1197 - Income tax reduction for some taxpayers Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1202 - Off-label Use Of Approved Drugs To Treat COVID-19 Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-007 - Allow in person voting (make mail ballots optional). Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-010 - Colorado Ballot Signature Verification Act Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-226 - Increase the general fund reserve Passed House Committee

SB-227 - Creating the State Emergency Reserve Cash Fund, finally actual cash will be put into the TABOR required emergency fund Signed by governor



Bad Bills


HJR-006 - Removing Colorado’s call for an amendment to force Congress to balance it’s budget .

HB-1071 - Allow ranked choice voting in nonpartisan elections  Passed House, PLV

HB-1075 - Change “illegal alien” to “worker without authorization” in Colorado law Signed by Governor

HB-1097 - Establish behavioral health administration Signed by Governor

HB-1103 -Authorizing k-12 political indoctrination through official state endorsement  of partisan mass
  media memes in civics instruction. Passed Senate second reading

HB-1106 - Lock up firearms Signed by Governor

HB-1108 - Increase regulations for “discrimination”  against gender identity expression, Passed Senate third reading

HB-1121 - Increase rental regulations (increase cost of renting) Passed Senate second reading

HB-1135- Regulate Health Care Sharing Ministries Killed in Committee

HB-1194- Creating an immigrant legal defense fund Passed first committee

HB-1162 - Bans plastic bags Passed in second Committee, PLV

HB-1232- Create Public Option, forcing medical providers to accept mandated pricing Passed first committee

HB-1242 - Create the Agricultural Drought and Climate Resilience Office Passed House third reading PLV

HB-1246- Divest all PERA investments in fossil fuel companies Killed in committee

HB-1298 – More regulations for firearms transfers

HB-1299 – Create Office of Gun Violence Prevention

SB-009 - Reproductive health care program Passed first committee, PLV

SB-016 - Medical mandates that will increase premiums and fund family planning services
 (Planned Parenthood) Passed first committee, PLV

SB-025 - Provide “family planning” for illegal aliens through Medicaid Passed first committee, PLV

SB-070 - Allow counties to require all businesses be licensed Signed by governor

SB-077 - Allow illegal aliens to get any license, certificate, or registration from the state Passed House second reading

SB-078 - Require all lost or stolen firearms to be reported to the state Signed by governor

SB-087 - Repealing parts of the Labor Peace Act to allow unionization of ag workers Passed in Committee, PLV

 SB-116- Prohibit American Indian mascots for public schools Passed Senate thrid reading

SB-120- Open captioning requirement for all theaters Killed in committee

SB-132- Digital Communications Regulations Passed Senate, PLV

SB-135
- Prohibit most animal acts in a circus Passed House third reading

SB-173- More rental regulations and higher costs for rent  Passed Senate, PLV

SB-176 -Called the “Protecting Opportunities and Worker’s Rights Act” this could make employment harder to find in Colorado. This bill contains many troubling regulations and legal standards for harassment charges against employers that could greatly complicate employing people in Colorado. For more information click here. Amended in committee but laid over

SB-182 -Prohibits a student from being arrested, ticketed or cited for most misdemeanor crimes if it is committed on school grounds or at a school function. Killed in committee

SB-188 -Allow ballots to be returned electronically if the voter has a disability Passed House committee

SB-194 -Concerning policies for births which includes extending  for 12 months after birth “presumptive eligibility” for Medicaid (meaning illegals aliens are given Medicaid funding for an additional 12 months). Passed committee

SB-199 -Repealing laws which require evidence for lawful presence for receiving public assistance from the state passed committee, PLV

SB-200 - Increase CO2 reduction mandates, again. Passed committee, PLV

SB-205 - The Long Bill, increasing the general fund over 21% for next year. Passed House

SB-238 - Create a Front Range Rail Taxing District (subject to a vote to approve the new taxes) Passed first committee.

SB-243 - Appropriate $21 million for three years for public health. What? The current general assembly is telling the next general assembly what they will be spending? Probably unconstitutional, but they will probably pass it anyway.

SB-246 - A union sweetheart deal that makes electric utility customers pay the bill. Passed first committee (PLV)

SB-250 – 82 pages of election changes. 16 year olds voting in party caucuses, no ID required for petition circulators and a lot more.

SB-256 – Allow counties and cities to ban concealed carry rights.


4. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

All are welcome to join this online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. We usually have 60-80 people attend our Republican Breakfast Club meeting on Zoom.

Time: May 3, 2021 07:30 AM Mountain Time

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89449609831?pwd=OFVUNC82ZXdmNTNrS25neXUvT1NxZz09

Meeting ID: 894 4960 9831
Passcode: 080465
One tap mobile
+16699009128,,89449609831#,,,,*080465# US (San Jose)
+12532158782,,89449609831#,,,,*080465# US (Tacoma)

 

For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 



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April 26, 2021

Part one of the hearing is now available for viewing. Click here to see the testimony from Dr. Eastman and Dr. Frank. Part one is one hour and 39 minutes long. The link address for part one is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlPmEsDKs00.

April 25, 2021

The weekly edition of the Lundberg Report did not come out last Saturday due to the constraints of the RSCC election hearing. Simply put, the hearing has devoured all of my time. Not only to make the hearing happen, but to begin preparing the video of the hearing, which will be the primary way of distributing the proceedings to the public. The first part of the hearing is now edited and as I write this announcement it is being uploaded for initial distribution. I will include the link as soon as it is available.

Here is the information for the Monday morning Republican breakfast meeting tomorrow:

All are welcome to join this online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. We usually have 60-80 people attend our Republican Breakfast Club meeting on Zoom.

Time: April 19, 2021 07:30 AM Mountain Time

Join Zoom Meeting
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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 







2:00 PM April 24:  We apologize for the lack of video on the live stream. Technical issues have prevented the video broadcast. We are still working on correcting the problem. 

April 23, 2021

Special Edition – Hearing Examining Election Irregularities in Colorado is Tomorrow

From approximately 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, April 24 the Republican Study Committee of Colorado will conduct an informal hearing on election irregularities in Colorado. 

Dr. John Eastman, Dr. Douglas Frank and several others who have been studying the election processes in Colorado and other states are  scheduled to present at this hearing.

This hearing is intended be an objective examination of the facts from people who have learned much in the last several months about our election systems across the country and here in Colorado. Colorado citizens deserve to know all there is to be known about the integrity of our election process. If there are any problems with the accuracy of our elections, those problems need to be scrutinized, understood and cured. 


We are asking people to not attend the hearing, but we will be capturing all of it on video and will make that available for all to see and share. We are also streaming the hearing live. The link for the live-stream is: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ebGfo8Uiu0

We must examine any election irregularities that may have occurred in 2020 to discover if any legitimate votes were effectively cancelled out. The media talks about voter suppression. There is no greater form of voter suppression than illegitimate votes cancelling out legitimate votes from legitimate voting citizens.

We must have an election system that accurately records all votes from all eligible voting citizens, a system which guards against any manipulation of the process that would denigrate the integrity of every legitimate vote from every legitimate voting citizen. We want every eligible citizen to have equal access to vote and every eligible citizen’s vote to count, without any fear or concern that their vote was cancelled by any manipulation of the votes.

It should be reasonable to think that every elected official, election official and private company providing election services, software and election counting equipment would welcome such scrutiny. Toward that end we are working hard to get to the facts, and let everyone see those facts. 

The link for the live-stream is: 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ebGfo8Uiu0


Due to the timing of this hearing the weekly Lundberg Report will be delayed in publication.

For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 




April 17, 2021

1. Hearing to Examine Election Irregularities in Colorado is Next Week

2. Larimer County Commission Kicks Can Down the Road

3. Colorado’s 2021 Session – 529 Bills

4. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

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1. Hearing to Examine Election Irregularities in Colorado is Next Week

The informal hearing the RSCC is planning on election irregularities is scheduled for April 24. Some have reported this event as a rally, encouraging everyone to attend. I wish this was possible, but under the current distancing policies across the state, such a rally would jeopardize our ability to conduct the hearing on this most significant issue. If a large crowd gathered health officials may even try to close down the hearing.

There is a time and place for a large public event to demonstrate our deep concern for the integrity of our election processes, but this hearing is not the time or the place for that event.

This hearing will be an objective examination of the facts from experts who have learned much in the last several months about our election systems across the country and here in Colorado. Colorado citizens deserve to know all there is to be known about the integrity of our election process. If there are any problems with the accuracy of our elections, those problems need to be scrutinized, understood and cured. 

We are asking people to not attend the hearing, and have not yet settled on the location for the hearing. We will be capturing all of it on video and will make that available for all to see and share. We are also working on a way to stream the hearing live, but those details have yet to be worked out. I will pass on any specific information on viewing the hearing when that information is available.

We must examine any election irregularities that may have occurred in 2020 to discover if any legitimate votes were effectively cancelled out. The media talks about voter suppression. I can think of no greater form of voter suppression than illegitimate votes cancelling out legitimate votes from legitimate voting citizens.
We must have an election system that accurately records all votes from all eligible voting citizens, a system which guards against any manipulation of the process that would denigrate the integrity of every legitimate vote from every legitimate voting citizen. We want every eligible citizen to have equal access to vote and every eligible citizen’s vote to count, without any fear or concern that their vote was cancelled by any manipulations of the votes.

It should be reasonable to think that every elected official, election official and private company providing election services, software and election counting equipment would welcome such scrutiny, unless they have something to hide. Toward that end we are working hard to get to the facts, and let everyone see the facts. 


2.  Larimer County Commission Kicks Can Down the Road

Two weeks ago I observed that the Larimer County Commissioners were to decide on making a temporary ban on oil and gas development in the county this week permanent, or not. They decided to not decide and extended the “temporary” ban for another five months. This reminds me of the way the governor has continued his medical “emergency,” now in its second year of operation.

The county attorneys had better start polishing up their court skills as this illegal taking of billions of dollars of value from the mineral interest owners in the county may end up in court if the county keeps up this thievery.


3. Colorado’s 2021 Session


We now have 529 bills introduced in the 2021 session. All the bills are consequential in some way, but I have identified 61 that I consider most important. The first seven bills for this year were rushed through in the first three days of the session back in January. Of the remaining bills here are my lists of bills to watch.  I only give a very brief description of what I consider significant for the bill. Often the legislation contains much more which I do not describe. The bill number is also a link to the bill itself, which I recommend you study to learn more about the legislation, it’s amendments and progress through the system.

With so many to look after, I separated the good bills from the bad bills. The last action on the bill is listed in red, with PLV meaning party-line vote.

Good Bills

HB-1017
 - Protect human life from conception. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1036 - Give local leaders control over local health orders. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1038 - Allow concealed carry on school grounds. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1048 - Require local businesses to accept cash payments. Passed Senate

HB-1049 - Prohibit all-union shops in Colorado. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1052 - Classify hydro electricity as a renewable energy. Passed Senate

HB-1053 - Allow citizen requests for election hand recounts. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1059 - Allow parents to be present for all online teaching and prohibiting the school from regulating the
  home setting for the online instruction Passed Committee

HB-1062 - Deregulate the direct sales of animal shares Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1070 - Repeal standard capacity magazine ban Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1080 - Establish educational tax credits for private and home schools. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1082 - Gun transfer background check exemption for CC permit holders Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1086 - Voter proof of citizenship requirement Killed in Committee

HB-1088 - Audit voter registration system Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1098 - Create a civil liability for red flag actions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1170
- Advisory committee on elections and Information technology Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1176 - Advisory commission to study auditing the election process Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1183 - Registration of induced abortions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1185 - Repeal the governor’s ability to suspend firearm sales during an emergency Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1191 - Prohibit discrimination because of COVID-19 vaccination status

HB-1197 - Income tax reduction for some taxpayers Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1202 - Off-label Use Of Approved Drugs To Treat COVID-19 Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-007 - Allow in person voting (make mail ballots optional). Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-010 - Colorado Ballot Signature Verification Act Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-226 - Increase the general fund reserve Passed House Committee

SB-227 - Creating the State Emergency Reserve Cash Fund, finally actual cash will be put into the TABOR required emergency fund Passed House


Bad Bills

HB-1071 - Allow ranked choice voting in nonpartisan elections  Passed second committee

HB-1075 - Change “illegal alien” to “worker without authorization” in Colorado law Signed by Governor

HB-1097 - Establish behavioral health administration Sent to Governor

HB-1103 -Authorizing k-12 political indoctrination through official state endorsement  of partisan mass
  media memes in civics instruction. Passed House PLV

HB-1106 - Lock up firearms Signed by Governor

HB-1108 - Increase regulations for “discrimination”  against gender identity expression, Passed House, PLV

HB-1121 - Increase rental regulations (increase cost of renting) Passed House, PLV

HB-1135- Regulate Health Care Sharing Ministries Killed in Committee

HB-1194- Creating an immigrant legal defense fund Passed first committee

HB-1162 - Bans plastic bags Passed in second Committee, PLV

HB-1232- Create Public Option, forcing medical providers to accept mandated pricing Heard in committee but still laid over

HB-1242 - Create the Agricultural Drought and Climate Resilience Office Passed first committee

HB-1246- Divest all PERA investments in fossil fuel companies

SB-009 - Reproductive health care program Passed first committee, PLV

SB-016 - Medical mandates that will increase premiums and fund family planning services
 (Planned Parenthood) Passed first committee, PLV

SB-025 - Provide “family planning” for illegal aliens through Medicaid Passed first committee, PLV

SB-070 - Allow counties to require all businesses be licensed Signed by governor

SB-077 - Allow illegal aliens to get any license, certificate, or registration from the state Passed House second reading

SB-078 - Require all lost or stolen firearms to be reported to the state Signed by governor

SB-087 - Repealing parts of the Labor Peace Act to allow unionization of ag workers Passed in Committee, PLV

 SB-116- Prohibit American Indian mascots for public schools Passed committee

SB-120- Open captioning requirement for all theaters Killed in committee

SB-132- Digital Communications Regulations Passed Senate, PLV

SB-135
- Prohibit most animal acts in a circus Passed House second reading

SB-173- More rental regulations and higher costs for rent  Passed Senate, PLV

SB-176 -Called the “Protecting Opportunities and Worker’s Rights Act” this could make employment harder to find in Colorado. This bill contains many troubling regulations and legal standards for harassment charges against employers that could greatly complicate employing people in Colorado. For more information click here. Amended in committee but laid over

SB-182 -Prohibits a student from being arrested, ticketed or cited for most misdemeanor crimes if it is committed on school grounds or at a school function. Killed in committee

SB-188 -Allow ballots to be returned electronically if the voter has a disability Passed Senate

SB-194 -Concerning policies for births which includes extending  for 12 months after birth “presumptive eligibility” for Medicaid (meaning illegals aliens are given Medicaid funding for an additional 12 months). Passed committee

SB-199 -Repealing laws which require evidence for lawful presence for receiving public assistance from the state

SB-200 - Increase CO2 reduction mandates, again.

SB-205 - The Long Bill, increasing the general fund over 21% for next year. Passed House

SB-238 - Create a Front Range Rail Taxing District (subject to a vote to approve the new taxes)

SB-243 - Appropriate $21 million for three years for public health. What? The current general assembly is telling the next general assembly what they will be spending? Probably unconstitutional, but they will probably pass it anyway.

SB-246 - A union sweetheart deal that makes electric utility customers pay the bill.


4. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

All are welcome to join this online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. We usually have 60-80 people attend our Republican Breakfast Club meeting on Zoom.

Time: April 19, 2021 07:30 AM Mountain Time

Join Zoom Meeting
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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 



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April 10, 2021

1. Record Budget Bill Passes Senate

2.  SB-016 is a Blank Check for Planned Parenthood

3. Colorado’s 2021 Session

4. Hearing to Examine Election Irregularities in Colorado 

5. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

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1. Record Budget Bill Passes Senate

This year’s budget bill, SB-205, was first heard in the Senate. They passed this budget busting bill on Thursday, April 15. This is a very complex bill which is hundreds of pages long, hence it is called the long bill. It reflects all that the legislature has been doing as all of the new projects and programs are funded through this bill. I call it budget busting because the funding for the general fund is 21.1% higher than the current budget. It is spending a record, budget-busting $34 billion.

This spells out, in dollars, what the legislature has been doing over the past few years. After all of the economic turmoil we have endured now well over a year we should expect some prudence on the part of the legislature as we move forward into the next spending cycle. However, the reality is quite the opposite. The budget is growing at a rate that is not sustainable and should not be tolerated by our elected representatives.

To dig deeper into this giant piece of legislation I recommend not reading the bill, which is a lot of numbers listed with very little explanation included. Instead try the budget narrative, found here.

2.  SB-016 is a Blank Check for Planned Parenthood.

Disguised with the title “Protecting Preventative Health Care Coverage,” this bill expands the medical services that all medical insurance companies must pay with no deductibles, no copays and no coinsurance. This means the insurance company must pay the entire bill and it is completely “free” for the patient. Many of these mandates are just for screening diagnostics, but do not cover, without the deductibles, any medical problem that might be treated as a result of the “free” screening service.

However, in SB-016 there is an exception to this rule. The key phrase is “family planning services.” And who is the largest family planning service in Colorado?

How about Planned Parenthood?

But the bill doesn’t stop there. The law already allows a minor of any age, without parental knowledge or consent, to get treatment for a sexually transmitted disease (STI).  SB-016 adds STIs into this “free” treatment category. STIs also neatly fold into the family planning related services category, as do all forms of “contraceptives.” Which are also included in the list of “free” treatments. It must also be noted that abortifacients, including the morning after pill, are considered contraceptives in Colorado law. So all of this becomes “free” for minors (and adults) and Planned Parenthood takes it all the way to the bank.

But the bill doesn’t stop there. It goes on to say that for family planning services and family planning related services the medical provider need not be a part of the insurance company’s network. The patient can go to any provider (like Planned Parenthood?) and be assured that their insurance will pay every dime.

But the bill doesn’t stop there. The medical services that this bill will mandate to be in the “free” category even includes “treatment of medical complications resulting from a family planning visit.” I am not aware of any other medical treatment that Colorado law demands full coverage for, without any deductible or copayment, because of a complication from the original treatment. This sounds like a release from liability on the part of the family planning service provider (read Planned Parenthood.)

The only thing left unsaid in SB-016 is the obvious question: Does this mean that all of Planned Parenthood’s abortion services will also fall into this “free” mandate for medical insurance companies? In reading the bill carefully I see no reason to believe that abortion services will be excluded from the list of “free” stuff from the private insurance companies. State government medical coverage for abortions are prohibited, however, this is a brilliant workaround Colorado’s constitutional prohibition of state funding for abortions. Instead SB-016 will require all other medical insurance companies to pay all of the expenses related to abortions.

Finally, none of this is free. Instead, anyone who has medical insurance in Colorado will be forced to support Planned Parenthood and medical premiums will be that much higher for all of us.



3. Colorado’s 2021 Session


We now have 508 bills introduced in the 2021 session. All the bills are consequential in some way, but I have identified 58 that I consider most important. The first seven bills for this year were rushed through in the first three days of the session back in January. Of the remaining bills here are my lists of bills to watch.  I only give a very brief description of what I consider significant for the bill. Often the legislation contains much more which I do not describe. The bill number is also a link to the bill itself, which I recommend you study to learn more about the legislation, it’s amendments and progress through the system.

With so many to look after, I separated the good bills from the bad bills. The last action on the bill is still listed in red, with PLV meaning party-line vote.

Good Bills

HB-1017
 - Protect human life from conception. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1036 - Give local leaders control over local health orders. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1038 - Allow concealed carry on school grounds. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1048 - Require local businesses to accept cash payments. Passed House

HB-1049 - Prohibit all-union shops in Colorado. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1052 - Classify hydro electricity as a renewable energy. Passed Senate

HB-1053 - Allow citizen requests for election hand recounts. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1059 - Allow parents to be present for all online teaching and prohibiting the school from regulating the
  home setting for the online instruction

HB-1062 - Deregulate the direct sales of animal shares Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1070 - Repeal standard capacity magazine ban Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1080 - Establish educational tax credits for private and home schools. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1082 - Gun transfer background check exemption for CC permit holders Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1086 - Voter proof of citizenship requirement Killed in Committee

HB-1088 - Audit voter registration system Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1098 - Create a civil liability for red flag actions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1170
- Advisory committee on elections and Information technology Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1176 - Advisory commission to study auditing the election process Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1183 - Registration of induced abortions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1185 - Repeal the governor’s ability to suspend firearm sales during an emergency Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1191 - Prohibit discrimination because of COVID-19 vaccination status

HB-1197 - Income tax reduction for some taxpayers Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1202 - Off-label Use Of Approved Drugs To Treat COVID-19 Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-007 - Allow in person voting (make mail ballots optional). Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-010 - Colorado Ballot Signature Verification Act Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-226 - Increase the general fund reserve Passed Senate

SB-227 - Creating the State Emergency Reserve Cash Fund, finally actual cash will be put into the TABOR required emergency fund Passed Senate


Bad Bills

HB-1071 - Allow ranked choice voting in nonpartisan elections  Passed second committee

HB-1075 - Change “illegal alien” to “worker without authorization” in Colorado law Sent to governor

HB-1097 - Establish behavioral health administration Passed Senate

HB-1103 -Authorizing k-12 political indoctrination through official state endorsement  of partisan mass
  media memes in civics instruction. Passed House PLV

HB-1106 - Lock up firearms Passed Senate second reading

HB-1108 - Increase regulations for “discrimination”  against gender identity expression, Passed House, PLV

HB-1121 - Increase rental regulations (increase cost of renting) Passed House, PLV

HB-1135- Regulate Health Care Sharing Ministries Killed in Committee

HB-1194- Creating an immigrant legal defense fund Passed first committee

HB-1162 - Bans plastic bags Passed in second Committee, PLV

HB-1232- Create Public Option, forcing medical providers to accept mandated pricing Heard in committee but laid over

HB-1242 - Create the Agricultural Drought and Climate Resilience Office Passed first committee

HB-1246- Divest all PERA investments in fossil fuel companies

SB-009 - Reproductive health care program Passed first committee, PLV

SB-016 - Medical mandates that will increase premiums and fund family planning services
 (Planned Parenthood) Passed first committee, PLV

SB-025 - Provide “family planning” for illegal aliens through Medicaid Passed first committee, PLV

SB-070 - Allow counties to require all businesses be licensed Signed by governor

SB-077 - Allow illegal aliens to get any license, certificate, or registration from the state Passed Senate

SB-078 - Require all lost or stolen firearms to be reported to the state Sent to governor

SB-087 - Repealing parts of the Labor Peace Act to allow unionization of ag workers Passed in Committee, PLV

 SB-116- Prohibit American Indian mascots for public schools Passed committee

SB-120- Open captioning requirement for all theaters Killed in committee

SB-132- Digital Communications Regulations Passed Senate, PLV

SB-135
- Prohibit most animal acts in a circus Passed Senate

SB-173- More rental regulations and higher costs for rent  Passed in Committee, PLV

SB-176 -Called the “Protecting Opportunities and Worker’s Rights Act” this could make employment harder to find in Colorado. This bill contains many troubling regulations and legal standards for harassment charges against employers that could greatly complicate employing people in Colorado. For more information click here.

SB-182 -Prohibits a student from being arrested, ticketed or cited for most misdemeanor crimes if it is committed on school grounds or at a school function. Killed in committee

SB-188 -Allow ballots to be returned electronically if the voter has a disability Passed in committee PLV

SB-194 -Concerning policies for births which includes extending  for 12 months after birth “presumptive eligibility” for Medicaid (meaning illegals aliens are given Medicaid funding for an additional 12 months).

SB-199 -Repealing laws which require evidence for lawful presence for receiving public assistance from the state

SB-200 - Increase CO2 reduction mandates, again.

SB-205 - The Long Bill, increasing the general fund over 21% for next year. Passed Senate



5. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

All are welcome to join this online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. 

Kevin Lundberg is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Republican Breakfast Club meeting

Time: April 12, 2021 07:30 AM Mountain Time

Join Zoom Meeting
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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 



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April 3, 2021

1. Election Reform in Colorado Killed, But the Issue is Alive and Well

2. Citizens of Larimer County May Have a Very, Very Big Bill to Pay

3. Colorado’s 2021 Session

4. Major League Baseball Joins the Cancel Culture

5. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

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1. Election Reform in Colorado Killed, But the Issue is Alive and Well

To no one’s surprise the Democrat majority killed all of the election reform bills in both houses in Colorado. However, substantial evidence is mounting that the elections in Colorado and elsewhere were rigged in many ways. The most telling evidence I have seen has come from a physicist in Ohio who has analyzed the election in several states at the county level, including Colorado. He is also featured in the video that Mike Lindell released a few days ago. It is an hour long, and I highly recommend everyone watch the video presenting this powerful evidence. It is called Scientific Proof. The link is https://lindelltv.com/.

On April 24 the Republican Study Committee of Colorado (RSCC) will conduct a hearing on election irregularities. We will bring together several people who have been examining the evidence for election fraud in the 2020 election and drill down to the actual facts. I expect this hearing will establish a baseline of what should be done to insure future elections in Colorado are secure and reliable. There will be more details in next week’s report.


2. Citi
zens of Larimer County May Have a Very, Very Big Bill to Pay

Has the Larimer County Board of Commissioners considered the potential liability the county will take on if they institute a permanent moratorium, or strict limitations on oil and gas production? It will potentially amount to tens of billions of dollars in damages – something the citizens of Larimer county could never begin to pay. 

At a hearing in December of 2019 conducted by the Republican Study Committee of Colorado (RSCC) a study was cited that estimated Boulder County’s mineral reserves were at least $36 billion. Larimer county is probably in that range as well.

The Fifth Amendment says the government cannot take a citizen’s property without due process and just compensation. This includes taking the value of the property through government regulations. If the temporary moratorium on oil and gas development is made permanent oil and gas mineral interest owners in Larimer county will lose all of the value of their property, which is in the billions.

In June of 2019 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in Knick v. Township of Scott that dramatically shifted the legal process for a citizen’s ability to recover any government taking of their property through government regulations. Knick allows direct applications to Federal courts for relief, making the liability of any government taking much greater.

Last month, in anticipation of a permanent change to the county rules, the Larimer County Board of Commissioners put a 30 day moratorium on all oil and gas permit applications. On April 13 they will hold a public hearing on making those rules permanent, or making the rules much more restrictive. 

If those new rules mean mineral interest owners will no longer have access to their property, the citizens of Larimer County may have a very big bill to pay.




3. Colorado’s 2021 Session

We now have 486 bills introduced in the 2021 session. All the bills are consequential in some way, but I have identified 54 that I consider most important. The first seven bills for this year were rushed through in the first three days of the session back in January. Of the remaining bills here are my lists of bills to watch.  I only give a very brief description of what I consider significant for the bill. Often the legislation contains much more which I do not describe. The bill number is also a link to the bill itself, which I recommend you study to learn more about the legislation, it’s amendments and progress through the system.

With so many to look after, I separated the good bills from the bad bills. The last action on the bill is still listed in red, with PLV meaning party-line vote.

Good Bills

HB-1017
 - Protect human life from conception. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1036 - Give local leaders control over local health orders. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1038 - Allow concealed carry on school grounds. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1048 - Require local businesses to accept cash payments. Passed House

HB-1049 - Prohibit all-union shops in Colorado. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1052 - Classify hydro electricity as a renewable energy. Passed Senate committee

HB-1053 - Allow citizen requests for election hand recounts. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1059 - Allow parents to be present for all online teaching and prohibiting the school from regulating the
  home setting for the online instruction

HB-1062 - Deregulate the direct sales of animal shares Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1070 - Repeal standard capacity magazine ban Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1080 - Establish educational tax credits for private and home schools. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1082 - Gun transfer background check exemption for CC permit holders Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1086 - Voter proof of citizenship requirement Killed in Committee

HB-1088 - Audit voter registration system Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1098 - Create a civil liability for red flag actions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1170
- Advisory committee on elections and Information technology Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1176 - Advisory commission to study auditing the election process Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1183 - Registration of induced abortions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1185 - Repeal the governor’s ability to suspend firearm sales during an emergency Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1191 - Prohibit discrimination because of COVID-19 vaccination status

HB-1197 - Income tax reduction for some taxpayers Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1202 - Off-label Use Of Approved Drugs To Treat COVID-19 Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-007 - Allow in person voting (make mail ballots optional). Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-010 - Colorado Ballot Signature Verification Act Killed in Committee, PLV


Bad Bills

HB-1071 - Allow ranked choice voting in nonpartisan elections  Passed second committee

HB-1075 - Change “illegal alien” to “worker without authorization” in Colorado law sent to governor

HB-1097 - Establish behavioral health administration Passed House

HB-1103 -Authorizing k-12 political indoctrination through official state endorsement  of partisan mass
  media memes in civics instruction. Passed House PLV

HB-1106 - Lock up firearms Passed Senate committee

HB-1108 – Increase regulations for “discrimination”  against gender identity expression, Passed House, PLV

HB-1121 - Increase rental regulations (increase cost of renting) Passed House, PLV

HB-1135- Regulate Health Care Sharing Ministries Killed in Committee

HB-1194- Creating an immigrant legal defense fund Passed first committee

HB-1162 - Bans plastic bags Passed in second Committee, PLV

HB-1232- Create Public Option, forcing medical providers to accept mandated pricing

HB-1245 - Create the Agricultural Drought and Climate Resilience Office

HB-1246- Divest all PERA investments in fossil fuel companies

SB-009 - Reproductive health care program Passed first committee, PLV

SB-016 - Medical mandates that will increase premiums and fund family planning services
 (Planned Parenthood) Passed first committee, PLV

SB-025 - Provide “family planning” for illegal aliens through Medicaid Passed first committee, PLV

SB-070 - Allow counties to require all businesses be licensed sent to governor

SB-077 - Allow illegal aliens to get any license, certificate, or registration from the state Passed Senate

SB-078 - Require all lost or stolen firearms to be reported to the state Passed House second reading

SB-087 - Repealing parts of the Labor Peace Act to allow unionization of ag workers Passed in Committee, PLV

 SB-116- Prohibit American Indian mascots for public schools Passed committee Passed committee

SB-120- Open captioning requirement for all theaters Killed in committee

SB-132- Digital Communications Regulations Passed Senate, PLV

SB-135
- Prohibit most animal acts in a circus Passed Senate

SB-173- More rental regulations and higher costs for rent  Passed in Committee, PLV

SB-176 -Called the “Protecting Opportunities and Worker’s Rights Act” this could make employment harder to find in Colorado. This bill contains many troubling regulations and legal standards for harassment charges against employers that could greatly complicate employing people in Colorado. For more information click here.

SB-182 -Prohibits a student from being arrested, ticketed or cited for most misdemeanor crimes if it is committed on school grounds or at a school function.

SB-188 -Allow ballots to be returned electronically if the voter has a disability

SB-194 -Concerning policies for births which includes extending  for 12 months after birth “presumptive eligibility” for Medicaid (meaning illegals aliens are given Medicaid funding for an additional 12 months).

SB-199 -Repealing laws which require evidence for lawful presence for receiving public assistance from the state

SB-200 – Increase CO2 reduction mandates, again.



4. Major League Baseball Joins the Cancel Culture

The All-Star game has been pulled from Georgia because their legislature passed meaningful election reform. MLB can do that, they are a private business. I can also take my business elsewhere, and I intend on doing just that. I lived without any football games in 2020, I will live without any baseball games in 2021.

If pro sports goes woke, pro sports can play for their woke fans and the rest of us should find better things to do.


3. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

All are welcome to join this online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. 

Kevin Lundberg is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Republican Breakfast Club meeting

Time: April 5, 2021 07:30 AM Mountain Time

Join Zoom Meeting
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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 



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March 27, 2021

1. Election Reform Bills to be Considered on Monday

2. Was the Terrorist Attack in Boulder in a Gun Free Zone?


3. Colorado’s 2021 Session - 425 Bills and Counting

4. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting


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1. Election Reform Bills to be Considered on Monday

There are Five bills (HB-1053, HB-1086, HB-1088, HB-1170 and HB-1176) in the Colorado House of Representative scheduled for their first (and possibly last) committee hearing on Monday, March 29 in the House State Affairs Committee.  The hearing is scheduled to start at 1:30 PM.

Three of the bills originally were to be heard earlier this month, but lengthy floor action that day delayed them until this meeting. I seriously doubt the majority party will pass these bills, but they should, if accuracy and confidence in our elections is something they want to see.

If you think your vote should be accurately counted and not cancelled out by any illegal or otherwise erroneous ballots, this is your chance to make your voice heard in the Colorado legislature.

HB-1053, introduced by Rep Williams, will allow any citizen to request a hand recount of the actual ballots. The citizen requesting the hand recount must pay all associated costs, but this bill finally puts into law a procedure for hand counting an election recount.

HB-1086, Introduced by Rep. Luck, provides that only an elector who has provided proof of citizenship can vote in an election.

HB-1088, introduced by Rep. Pico, would require the state auditor to audit 20% of all voter registrations every year, which would mean essentially all voter registrations would be audited once every five years. The audit would require that all voter registrations be checked against other public records to verify the accuracy of each registration.

HB-1170, Introduced by Rep. Geitner, creates the information technology and infrastructure advisement committee on Colorado elections. The committee’s purpose is to evaluate and make recommendations to the secretary of state.

HB-1176, introduced by Rep. Holtorf, Election Integrity And Voter Accuracy, concerning measures to promote integrity in elections in the state, and, in connection therewith, creating the Colorado bipartisan election commission to make recommendations to the secretary of state and the general assembly on how best to conduct a comprehensive audit of the state’s election processes.

Each of these election reform bills are modest in scope, but taken together they could significantly improve the accuracy of our elections and would go a long way in giving Colorado citizens more confidence in the integrity of our elections.

Public hearings are our best opportunity to let the legislature know what we think. It is time to let your state representative, state senator and every member of the House State Affairs Committee know that We the People expect them to take positive action on all five bills.

You can email and call all of these legislators. The message can be very brief and should always be courteous. Simply ask them to pass the election reform bills being considered in the House State Affairs hearing on March 29. Another way to let your voice be heard is to submit testimony to the committee. It can be written or presented in person at the hearing or remotely presented. For the details of giving the committee testimony go to https://www2.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2021A/commsumm.nsf/signIn.xsp


Please pass this on to anyone who may be interested in fair and accurate elections.


State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Committee Member Contact Information

District Party  

Representative

 Phone

   Email

13

D

Amabile, Judy

303-866-2578.    

judy.amabile.house@state.co.us

7

D

Bacon, Jennifer

303-866-2909

jennifer.bacon.house@state.co.us

12

D

Bernett, Tracey

303-866-2920

tracey.bernett.house@state.co.us

56

R

Bockenfeld, Rod

303-866-2912

rod.bockenfeld.house@state.co.us

24

D

Duran, Monica

303-866-5522

monica.duran.house@state.co.us

45

R

Neville, Patrick

303-866-2948

patrick.neville.house@state.co.us

60

R

Hanks, Ron

303-866-2747

Ron.Hanks.house@state.co.us

23

D

Kennedy, Chris

303-866-2951

chris.kennedy.house@state.co.us

5

D

Valdez, Alex

303-866-2925

alex.valdez.house@state.co.us

15

R

Williams, Dave

303-866-5525

dave.williams.house@state.co.us

6

D

Woodrow, Steven

303-866-2967

steven.woodrow.house@state.co.us



2. Was the Terrorist Attack in Boulder in a Gun Free Zone?

The facts surrounding the King Soopers shooting are still a bit sketchy, but it seems to be clear that no one in the store was prepared to defend themselves and their community with a concealed weapon. Of course this will not come up in many news reports, but when a horrendous murder like this occurs nearby, it is something to consider.

My prayers are with the families grieving for their losses and we must never forget the hero, officer Eric Talley, who willingly ran to the destruction and gave his life to defend others. We may never know all that motivated this senseless killing, but monsters who ruthlessly kill innocent shoppers stand a better chance of more destruction and murder where no citizens are prepared to defend themselves and others around them.



2. Colorado’s 2021 Session - 445 Bills and Counting


We now have 445 bills introduced in the 2021 session. All the bills are consequential in some way, but I have identified 52 that I consider most important. The first seven bills for this year were rushed through in the first three days of the session back in January. Of the remaining bills here are my lists of bills to watch.  I only give a very brief description of what I consider significant for the bill. Often the legislation contains much more which I do not describe. The bill number is also a link to the bill itself, which I recommend you study to learn more about the legislation, it’s amendments and progress through the system.

With so many to look after, I separated the good bills from the bad bills. The last action on the bill is still listed in red, with PLV meaning party-line vote.

Good Bills

HB-1017
 - Protect human life from conception. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1036 - Give local leaders control over local health orders. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1038 - Allow concealed carry on school grounds. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1048 - Require local businesses to accept cash payments. Passed House

HB-1049 - Prohibit all-union shops in Colorado. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1052 - Classify hydro electricity as a renewable energy. Passed House

HB-1053 - Allow citizen requests for election hand recounts

HB-1059 - Allow parents to be present for all online teaching and prohibiting the school from regulating the
  home setting for the online instruction

HB-1062 - Deregulate the direct sales of animal shares Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1070 - Repeal standard capacity magazine ban Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1080 - Establish educational tax credits for private and home schools. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1082 - Gun transfer background check exemption for CC permit holders Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1086 - Voter proof of citizenship requirement

HB-1088 - Audit voter registration system

HB-1098 - Create a civil liability for red flag actions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1170
- Advisory committee on elections and Information technology

HB-1176 - Advisory commission to study auditing the election process

HB-1183 - Registration of induced abortions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1185 - Repeal the governor’s ability to suspend firearm sales during an emergency Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1191 - Prohibit discrimination because of COVID-19 vaccination status

HB-1197 - Income tax reduction for some taxpayers

HB-1202 - Off-label Use Of Approved Drugs To Treat COVID-19

SB-007 - Allow in person voting (make mail ballots optional). Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-010 - Colorado Ballot Signature Verification Act Killed in Committee, PLV


Bad Bills

HB-1071 - Allow ranked choice voting in nonpartisan elections  Passed Senate second reading

HB-1075 - Change “illegal alien” to “worker without authorization” in Colorado law Passed House, PLV

HB-1097 - Establish behavioral health administration Passed House

HB-1103 -Authorizing k-12 political indoctrination through official state endorsement  of partisan mass
  media memes in civics instruction. Passed House PLV

HB-1106 - Lock up firearms Passed House, PLV (+one D voted no).

HB-1121 - Increase rental regulations (increase cost of renting) Passed in Committee, PLV

HB-1135- Regulate Health Care Sharing Ministries Killed in Committee

HB-1194- Creating an immigrant legal defense fund

HB-1162 - Bans plastic bags Passed in Committee, PLV

HB-1232- Create Public Option, forcing medical providers to accept mandated pricing

HB-1242- Divest all PERA investments in fossil fuel companies

HB-1245 – Create the Agricultural Drought and Climate Resilience Office

SB-009 - Reproductive health care program Passed first committee, PLV

SB-016 - Medical mandates that will increase premiums and fund family planning services
 (Planned Parenthood) Passed first committee, PLV

SB-025 - Provide “family planning” for illegal aliens through Medicaid Passed first committee, PLV

SB-070 - Allow counties to require all businesses be licensed Passed House, PLV

SB-077 - Allow illegal aliens to get any license, certificate, or registration from the state Passed Senate

SB-078 - Require all lost or stolen firearms to be reported to the state Passed House second reading

SB-087 - Repealing parts of the Labor Peace Act to allow unionization of ag workers Passed in Committee, PLV

 SB-116- Prohibit American Indian mascots for public schools

SB-120- Open captioning requirement for all theaters Killed in committee

SB-132- Digital Communications Regulations Passed Senate second reading

SB-135
- Prohibit most animal acts in a circus Passed Senate second reading

SB-173- More rental regulations and higher costs for rent  Passed in Committee, PLV

SB-176 -Called the “Protecting Opportunities and Worker’s Rights Act” this could make employment harder to find in Colorado. This bill contains many troubling regulations and legal standards for harassment charges against employers that could greatly complicate employing people in Colorado.

SB-182 -Prohibits a student from being arrested, ticketed or cited for most misdemeanor crimes if it is committed on school grounds or at a school function.

SB-188 -Allow ballots to be returned electronically if the voter has a disability

SB-194 -Concerning policies for births which includes extending  for 12 months after birth “presumptive eligibility” for Medicaid (meaning illegals aliens are given Medicaid funding for an additional 12 months).

SB-199 -Repealing laws which require evidence for lawful presence for receiving public assistance from the state


3. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

All are welcome to join this online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. 

Kevin Lundberg is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Republican Breakfast Club meeting

Time: Mar 29, 2021 07:30 AM Mountain Time

Join Zoom Meeting
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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 



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March 20, 2021

1. Congress Bears Down with Extreme, Radical Policies

2. UNMASKED2020 highlighted on Jon Caldara’s TV Program

3. Democrat Leaders Unveil Unconstitutional “fees” to Fund Transportation Plan

4. Colorado’s 2021 Session - 425 Bills and Counting

5. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting


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1. Congress Bears Down with Extreme, Radical Policies

The U.S. House has already passed HR 1, to nationalize elections with most of the slippery election rules Colorado has already put in place and they also passed HR 5, called the Equality Act, but it should really be called the anti-science, anti- conscience act. 

HR 1 is 791 pages that will force states to abandon their voter ID laws, require liberal mail ballots access in all 50 states, require ballots to be accepted ten days after the election, set up public funding for campaigns, strip away the authority state legislatures have to draw congressional districts, and put in place automatic voter registration systems. This will create a free-for-all chaos that is ripe for fraud at every level of the election process. If this becomes law the only hope I see is if states refuse to implement these onerous rules.

For HR 5, the anti-science, anti- conscience act, it is a wholesale denial of a basic biological fact. The human race is composed of men and women. There are distinct differences that are scientific facts. Unfortunately this “woke” Congress thinks it is okay to deny these basic facts and demand our laws be blind to this reality when it comes to women’s athletics, the God-given, time -honored, institution of marriage and all of the other practical differences that our laws accommodate for these immutable differences between the two sexes.

Additionally, anyone who knows the facts better than these disillusioned members of Congress will be mowed over. This would apply to Jack Phillips, who did not refuse service to anyone, but did insist his work product should not violate his personal conscience. The Supreme court agreed with him, but the U.S. House is trying to overturn this, as a violent overthrow of the First Amendment.

So, the House has acted. The real question is: will the Senate also violate their longstanding rule of requiring 60 votes to pass this kind of dangerous, radical legislation?


2. UNMASKED2020 highlighted on Jon Caldara’s TV Program

I was recently interviewed by Jon Caldara, president of the Independence Institute about the book UNMASKED2o2o, Colorado’s Hard Left Turn and a Warning to America. It is about 15 minutes long and can be viewed by clicking here.


3. Democrat Leaders Unveil Unconstitutional “fees” to Fund Transportation Plan

This week the majority party leadership revealed their eleven year, $3.9 billion program to implement a transportation plan, funded largely through taxes that they are calling fees, and ignoring the new law that requires a vote of the people for fees in excess of $100 million. To add insult to this unconstitutional injury, a big chunk (about $1.2 billion) of the illegal cash will not be directed to roads and bridges. It will be spent on electric vehicles, buses, and programs that look more like a green new deal than a plan to fix the roads in Colorado. To raise this kind of money they will be taxing just about anything that moves, including extra taxes on deliveries, taxis, and autonomous vehicles. 

The bill has yet to be introduced, but their announcement made it clear, they don’t really care what the Colorado Constitution says, they just want the money.


4. Colorado’s 2021 Session - 425 Bills and Counting


We now have 425 bills introduced in the 2021 session. All the bills are consequential in some way, but I have identified 47 that I consider most important. The first seven bills for this year were rushed through in the first three days of the session back in January. Of the remaining bills here are my lists of bills to watch. 

With so many to look after, I separated the good bills from the bad bills. The last action on the bill is still listed in red, with PLV meaning party-line vote.

Good Bills

HB-1017
 - Protect human life from conception.

HB-1036 - Give local leaders control over local health orders. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1038 - Allow concealed carry on school grounds. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1048 - Require local businesses to accept cash payments. Passed first committee

HB-1049 - Prohibit all-union shops in Colorado. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1052 - Classify hydro electricity as a renewable energy. Passed House

HB-1053 - Allow citizen requests for election hand recounts

HB-1059 - Allow parents to be present for all online teaching and prohibiting the school from regulating the
  home setting for the online instruction

HB-1062 - Deregulate the direct sales of animal shares Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1070 - Repeal standard capacity magazine ban Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1080 - Establish educational tax credits for private and home schools. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1082 - Gun transfer background check exemption for CC permit holders Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1086 - Voter proof of citizenship requirement

HB-1088 - Audit voter registration system

HB-1098 - Create a civil liability for red flag actions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1170
- Advisory committee on elections and Information technology

HB-1176 - Advisory commission to study auditing the election process

HB-1183 - Registration of induced abortions

HB-1185 - Repeal the governor’s ability to suspend firearm sales during an emergency Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1191 - Prohibit discrimination because of COVID-19 vaccination status

HB-1197 - Income tax reduction for some taxpayers

HB-1202 - Off-label Use Of Approved Drugs To Treat COVID-19

SB-007 - Allow in person voting (make mail ballots optional). Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-010 - Colorado Ballot Signature Verification Act Killed in Committee, PLV


Bad Bills

HB-1071 - Allow ranked choice voting in nonpartisan elections  Passed in Committee, PLV

HB-1075 - Change “illegal alien” to “worker without authorization” in Colorado law Passed House, PLV

HB-1097 - Establish behavioral health administration Passed House

HB-1103 -Authorizing k-12 political indoctrination through official state endorsement  of partisan mass
  media memes in civics instruction. Passed House Second Reading

HB-1106 - Lock up firearms Passed House, PLV (+one D voted no).

HB-1121 - Increase rental regulations (increase cost of renting) Passed in Committee, PLV

HB-1135- Regulate Health Care Sharing Ministries

HB-1194  -Creating an immigrant legal defense fund

HB-1232  -Create Public Option, forcing medical providers to accept mandated pricing

SB-009 - Reproductive health care program

SB-016 - Medical mandates that will increase premiums and fund family planning services
 (Planned Parenthood)

SB-025 - Provide “family planning” for illegal aliens through Medicaid

SB-070 - Allow counties to require all businesses be licensed Passed Senate

SB-077 - Allow illegal aliens to get any license, certificate, or registration from the state Passed first committee

SB-078 - Require all lost or stolen firearms to be reported to the state Passed Senate, PLV

SB-087 - Repealing parts of the Labor Peace Act to allow unionization of ag workers Passed in Committee, PLV

 SB-116- Prohibit American Indian mascots for public schools

SB-120- Open captioning requirement for all theaters killed in committee

SB-132- Digital Communications Regulations

SB-135
- Prohibit most animal acts in a circus Passed in Committee, PLV

SB-173- More rental regulations and higher costs for rent  Passed in Committee, PLV

SB-176 -Called the “Protecting Opportunities and Worker’s Rights Act” this could make employment harder to find in Colorado. This bill contains many troubling regulations and legal standards for harassment charges against employers that could greatly complicate employing people in Colorado.

SB-182 -Prohibits a student from being arrested, ticketed or cited for most misdemeanor crimes if it is committed on school grounds or at a school function.


5. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

All are welcome to join this online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. 

Kevin Lundberg is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Republican Breakfast Club meeting

Time: Mar 22, 2021 07:30 AM Mountain Time

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89449609831?pwd=OFVUNC82ZXdmNTNrS25neXUvT1NxZz09

Meeting ID: 894 4960 9831
Passcode: 080465
One tap mobile
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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 



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March 13, 2021

1. The Worst Gun Bill in Colorado’s History

2. Election Reform Bills Live for a While Longer

3. Colorado’s 2021 Session - 403 Bills

4. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting


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1. The Worst Gun Bill in Colorado’s History

HB-1106 - The lock-up-essentially-all-firearms bill is probably the worst violation of the Second Amendment in Colorado’s history. The official title sounds good, it is “Safe Storage of Firearms.” What could be more reassuring? However, what it really does is disarm some Colorado citizens and make a criminal out of the rest of us who might have firearms in our homes. No longer would most Colorado citizens be able to legally keep a weapon ready to defend themselves and their family. The simple fact is: locking up a gun makes it useless in the split second moments of an encounter with a dangerous intruder. The only exception is if you are literally carrying the gun, or have that much immediate access, or it is a sophisticated (and rather expensive)  personalized gun that requires your fingerprint, or some other high-tech system. Not everyone can afford such luxury.

HB-1106 passed the House this week with every Republican voting against the bill. I commend the House Republicans for opposing this terrible legislation for many hours of vigorous debate on the House floor. However, in the end the majority had their way and the bill is now in the hands of the Senate.

If this bill becomes law every gun owner in the state will be faced with the terrible choice of not keeping their firearms at the ready or committing a second degree misdemeanor crime. I believe in safe storage of my guns, but I need to be the judge of what that really looks like in my home, not some legislative committee underneath a distant gold plated dome.

In 2013 the citizens of this state rose up and recalled senators over gun bills that were not this onerous. HB-1106 attacks our constitutions and our ability to be a free people. It is civic busybodies at their worst. We must never forget who is forcing this down our throats. 


2. Election Reform Bills Live for a While Longer

If there is a silver lining to the super long gun bill debate, it is that the State Affairs  Committee did not have time to meet on that day and the three election reform bills were not heard and therefore have been rescheduled for consideration on March 29. 

Now there are five election reform bills lined up for that hearing. We must get organized and go down to the Capitol on that day to stand together in support of our Second Amendment rights.

Defending freedom is not optional!


3. Colorado’s 2021 Session - 403 Bills and Counting


We now have 403 bills introduced in the 2021 session. All the bills are consequential in some way, but I have identified 44 that I consider most important. The first seven bills for this year were rushed through in the first three days of the session back in January. Of the remaining bills here are my lists of bills to watch. 

With so many to look after, I separated the good bills from the bad bills. The last action on the bill is still listed in red, with PLV meaning party-line vote.

Good Bills

HB-1017
 - Protect human life from conception.

HB-1036 - Give local leaders control over local health orders. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1038 - Allow concealed carry on school grounds.

HB-1048 - Require local businesses to accept cash payments.

HB-1049 - Prohibit all-union shops in Colorado. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1052 - Classify hydro electricity as a renewable energy. Passed first committee

HB-1053 - Allow citizen requests for election hand recounts

HB-1059 - Allow parents to be present for all online teaching and prohibiting the school from regulating the
  home setting for the online instruction

HB-1062 - Deregulate the direct sales of animal shares Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1070 - Repeal standard capacity magazine ban

HB-1080 - Establish educational tax credits for private and home schools. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1082 - Gun transfer background check exemption for CC permit holders

HB-1086 - Voter proof of citizenship requirement

HB-1088 - Audit voter registration system

HB-1098 - Create a civil liability for red flag actions

HB-1170
- Advisory committee on elections and Information technology

HB-1176 - Advisory commission to study auditing the election process

HB-1183 - Registration of induced abortions

HB-1185 - Repeal the governor’s ability t suspend firearm sales during an emergency

HB-1191 - Prohibit discrimination because of COVID-19 vaccination status

HB-1197 - Income tax reduction for some taxpayers

HB-1202 – Off-label Use Of Approved Drugs To Treat COVID-19

SB-007 - Allow in person voting (make mail ballots optional). Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-010 - Colorado Ballot Signature Verification Act


Bad Bills

HB-1071 - Allow ranked choice voting in nonpartisan elections  Passed in Committee, PLV

HB-1075 - Change “illegal alien” to “worker without authorization” in Colorado law Passed House, PLV

HB-1097 - Establish behavioral health administration Passed Second Reading in House

HB-1106 - Lock up firearms Passed House, PLV (+one D voted no)

HB-1121 - Increase rental regulations (increase cost of renting) Passed in Committee, PLV

HB-1135- Regulate Health Care Sharing Ministries

HB-1194  -Creating an immigrant legal defense fund

SB-009 - Reproductive health care program

SB-016 - Medical mandates that will increase premiums and fund family planning services
 (Planned Parenthood)

SB-025 - Provide “family planning” for illegal aliens through Medicaid

SB-070 - Allow counties to require all businesses be licensed Passed Senate

SB-077 - Allow illegal aliens to get any license, certificate, or registration from the state 

SB-078 - Require all lost or stolen firearms to be reported to the state Passed Senate, PLV

SB-087 - Repealing parts of the Labor Peace Act to allow unionization of ag workers

 SB-116- Prohibit American Indian mascots for public schools

SB-120- Open captioning requirement for all theaters killed in committee

SB-132- Digital Communications Regulations

SB-135
- Prohibit most animal acts in a circus

SB-173- More rental regulations and higher costs for rent

SB-176 -Called the “Protecting Opportunities and Worker’s Rights Act” this could make employment harder to find in Colorado. This bill contains many troubling regulations and legal standards for harassment charges against employers that could greatly complicate employing people in Colorado.

 

4. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

All are welcome to join this online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. 

Kevin Lundberg is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Republican Breakfast Club meeting

Time: Mar 15, 2021 07:30 AM Mountain Time

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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 


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March 6, 2021


1. Hundreds Call  Colorado House State Affairs Committee for Election Reform Bills

2. Liberty Day


3. Colorado’s 2021 Session – 390 Bills

4. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

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1. Hundreds Call  Colorado House State Affairs Committee for Election Reform Bills

I am hearing reports of hundreds of calls to members of the House State Affairs committee in support of the election reform bills that are scheduled to be heard on Monday. There are rumors that the committee meeting will be delayed because of expected floor action on HB-1106, the lock up your gun bill. However, the calls and emails to all of the committee members is always very important. They all need to know that Colorado needs sound election reform now. 

Last Thursday I sent out all of the information about these election reform bills, and ways you can express your views to the committee. That special report can be found just below this current edition of the Lundberg report on this page. Just scroll down to Special Report.


2. Liberty Day

Andy McKean asked me to remind everyone that March 16th is the annual day set aside by Congress to celebrate Liberty Day. It is intended to be a focus for schools across our land on this single day in March.

He is encouraging all of the Colorado members of Congress to acknowledge this special day on the House and Senate floor. March 16 is also the birthday of James Madison. If you would like to help in this effort to engage our members of Congress you may contact Mr. McKean at 303-333-3434.


3. Colorado’s 2021 Session - 390 Bills


We now have 390 bills introduced in the 2021 session. All the bills are consequential in some way, but I have now identified 40 that I consider most important. The first seven bills for this year were rushed through in the first three days of the session back in January. Of the remaining 260 bills here is my list of the bills to watch. Bad bills are in red. Good ones are in black. The last action on the bill is in bright red. PLV means party-line vote.

HB-1017 - Protect human life from conception.

HB-1036 - Give local leaders control over local health orders. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1038 - Allow concealed carry on school grounds.

HB-1048 - Require local businesses to accept cash payments.

HB-1049 - Prohibit all-union shops in Colorado. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1052 - Classify hydro electricity as a renewable energy

HB-1053 - Allow citizen requests for election hand recounts

HB-1059 - Allow parents to be present for all online teaching and prohibiting the school from regulating the
  home setting for the online instruction

HB-1062 - Deregulate the direct sales of animal shares Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1070 - Repeal standard capacity magazine ban

HB-1071 - Allow ranked choice voting in nonpartisan elections  Passed in Committee, PLV

HB-1075 - Change “illegal alien” to “worker without authorization” in Colorado law Passed House, PLV

HB-1080 - Establish educational tax credits for private and home schools. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1082 - Gun transfer background check exemption for CC permit holders

HB-1086 - Voter proof of citizenship requirement

HB-1088 - Audit voter registration system

HB-1097 - Establish behavioral health administration

HB-1098 - Create a civil liability for red flag actions

HB-1106 - Lock up firearms Passed in Committee, PLV

HB-1121 - Increase rental regulations (increase cost of renting) Passed in Committee, PLV

HB-1135- Regulate Health Care Sharing Ministries

HB-1170- Advisory Committee on elections and Information Technology

HB-1176- Advisory commission to study auditing the election process

HB-1183- Registration of induced abortions

HB-1185 – Repeal the governor’s ability t suspend firearm sales during an emergency

HB-1191 – Prohibit discrimination because of COVID-19 vaccination status

SB-007 - Allow in person voting (make mail ballots optional). Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-009 - Reproductive health care program

SB-016 - Medical mandates that will increase premiums and fund family planning services
 (Planned Parenthood)

SB-025 - Provide “family planning” for illegal aliens through Medicaid

SB-070 - Allow counties to require all businesses be licensed Passed Senate

SB-077 - Allow illegal aliens to get any license, certificate, or registration from the state

SB-078 - Require all lost or stolen firearms to be reported to the state Passed in Committee, PLV

SB-087 - Repealing parts of the Labor Peace Act to allow unionization of ag workers

 SB-116- Prohibit American Indian mascots for public schools

SB-120- Open captioning requirement for all theaters 

SB-132Digital Communications Regulations

SB-135
- Prohibit most animal acts in a circus

SB-173- More rental regulations and higher costs for rent



4. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

All are welcome to join this online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. 

Kevin Lundberg is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Republican Breakfast Club meeting

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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 

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Special Report

March 4, 2021

This is a Special Lundberg Report to give you a significant opportunity to take a stand for fair and accurate elections here in Colorado right now.

As mentioned in the last Lundberg Report, there are three bills (HB-1053, HB-1086 and HB-1088) in the Colorado House of Representative scheduled for their first (and possibly last) committee hearing on Monday, March 8 in the House State Affairs Committee.  The hearing is scheduled to start at 1:30 PM.

If you think your vote should be accurately counted and not cancelled out by any illegal or otherwise erroneous ballots, this is your chance to make your voice heard in the Colorado legislature.

HB-1053, introduced by Rep Williams, will allow any citizen to request a hand recount of the actual ballots. The citizen requesting the hand recount must pay all associated costs, but this bill finally puts into law a procedure for hand counting an election recount.

HB-1086, Introduced by Rep. Luck, provides that only an elector who has provided proof of citizenship can vote in an election.

HB-1088, introduced by Rep. Pico, would require the state auditor to audit 20% of all voter registrations every year, which would mean essentially all voter registrations would be audited once every five years. The audit would require that all voter registrations be checked against other public records to verify the accuracy of each registration.

Each of these election reform bills are modest in scope, but taken together they could significantly improve the accuracy of our elections and would go a long way in giving Colorado citizens more confidence in the integrity of our elections.

Public hearings are our best opportunity to let the legislature know what we think. It is time to let your state representative, state senator and every member of the House State Affairs Committee know that We the People expect them to take positive action on all three bills.

You can email and call all of these legislators. The message can be very brief and should always be courteous. Simply ask them to pass the election reform bills being considered in the House State Affairs hearing on March 8. Another way to let your voice be heard is to submit testimony to the committee. It can be written or presented in person at the hearing or remotely presented. For the details of giving the committee testimony go to https://www2.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2021A/commsumm.nsf/signIn.xsp.


Please pass this on to anyone who may be interested in helping.


State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Committee Member Contact Information

District Party  

Representative

 Phone

   Email

13

D

Amabile, Judy

303-866-2578.    

judy.amabile.house@state.co.us

7

D

Bacon, Jennifer

303-866-2909

jennifer.bacon.house@state.co.us

12

D

Bernett, Tracey

303-866-2920

tracey.bernett.house@state.co.us

56

R

Bockenfeld, Rod

303-866-2912

rod.bockenfeld.house@state.co.us

24

D

Duran, Monica

303-866-5522

monica.duran.house@state.co.us

45

R

Neville, Patrick

303-866-2948

patrick.neville.house@state.co.us

60

R

Hanks, Ron

303-866-2747

Ron.Hanks.house@state.co.us

23

D

Kennedy, Chris

303-866-2951

chris.kennedy.house@state.co.us

5

D

Valdez, Alex

303-866-2925

alex.valdez.house@state.co.us

15

R

Williams, Dave

303-866-5525

dave.williams.house@state.co.us

6

D

Woodrow, Steven

303-866-2967

steven.woodrow.house@state.co.us



For Life and Liberty!

Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator

As the executive director for Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions
(which are not tax-deductable). 



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February 27, 2021

1. Major Trump Speech on Sunday

2. Election Reform in Colorado

3. Some Legislative Good News

4. Colorado’s 2021 Session

5. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

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1. Major Trump Speech on Sunday

President Trump will give his first major address since leaving office this Sunday at the CPAC convention at 1:40 PM, Mountain time. It can be accessed online at https://live.conservative.org/. The convention is going on right now with a remarkable lineup of conservative leaders from across the country. 


2. Election Reform in Colorado

Any honest look at the election process in Colorado will show that it is out of control. All-mail balloting, automatic voter registration, ballot harvesting, voter registration roles that have never been seriously audited, election equipment and software that has come under fire for very questionable and opaque results, all of these issues point to a critical need for real election reform in Colorado. 

Several good election reform bills have been proposed by Republican legislators in Colorado. Senator Lundeen’s SB-007 was a great bill that would have made mail ballots optional, it would have brought back in-person voting for everyone else and the in-person election would have been conducted over a seven day period, rather than the free for all voting over several weeks that we have today. Unfortunately, but not too surprising, the bill died in the first committee on a party-line vote.

There are three bills (HB-1053, HB-1086 and HB-1088) in the House scheduled for their first (and possibly last) committee hearing on March 8. Public hearings are our best opportunity to let the legislature know what we think. If election reform is needed and there are good bills already proposed, it is time to let them know We the People expect them to carefully consider these bills, not line them up on one day and kill them. Stay tuned for more on this later this week.

For more information on the current situation of election reform in Colorado there will be a meeting in Colorado Springs this coming Thursday, March 4 at 7:00 PM. The Culture Impact Team at Church of All Nations will have a panel of Colorado citizens who have been studying the 2020 election and the need for election reform. The meeting will also be available online at their Youtube channel. For more information go to https://churchforallnations.com/cit/electionfraud/.


3. Some Legislative Good News

The legislative agenda here in Colorado and in Washington D.C. looks grim, but there are good things happening in other parts of our country. Several states are considering strong pro-life bills and here is one example:

In New Hampshire a ban on abortions after 24 weeks passed their House in a dramatic fashion this week. The Democrat minority (thanks to the legislature flipping in 2020) pulled every parliamentary trick they could think of to prevent two pro-life bills from being approved (the 24 week abortion ban and a born alive bill) They even tried to leave the room to prevent the House from having a quorum. When most of the Democrats left the speaker ordered the doors be locked and the assembly continued to vote, as a few Democrats had not yet been able to leave. The bills are expected to pass the Senate and hopefully be signed by the governor.

I share this particular victory as there is a Colorado connection. The sponsor of the 24 week ban is Representative Beth Folsom, who used to be my aide at the Colorado capitol. It is great to see her making such a difference to protect the unborn in New Hampshire!

4. Colorado’s 2021 Session 

We now have 267 bills introduced in the 2021 session. All the bills are consequential in some way, but I have now identified 34 that I consider most important. The first seven bills for this year were rushed through in the first three days of the session back in January. Of the remaining 260 bills here is my list of the bills to watch. Bad bills are in red. Good ones are in black. The last action on the bill is in bright red. PLV means party-line vote.

HB-1006 - Creating a grant program for outside organizations to provide Friday enrichment programs for schools
that only meet four days a week. This new program could become a huge cost-driver.

HB-1007 - Setting up a state apprenticeship agency. This could be another big cost-driver.

HB-1017 - Protect human life from conception.

HB-1036 - Give local leaders control over local health orders.

HB-1038 - Allow concealed carry on school grounds.

HB-1048 - Require local businesses to accept cash payments.

HB-1049 - Prohibit all-union shops in Colorado. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1052 - Classify hydro electricity as a renewable energy

HB-1053 - Allow citizen requests for election hand recounts

HB-1059 - Allow parents to be present for all online teaching and prohibiting the school from regulating the
  home setting for the online instruction

HB-1062 - Deregulate the direct sales of animal shares

HB-1070 - Repeal standard capacity magazine ban

HB-1071 - Allow ranked choice voting in nonpartisan elections  Passed in Committee, PLV

HB-1075 - Change “illegal alien” to “worker without authorization” in Colorado law Passed in Committee, PLV

HB-1080 - Establish educational tax credits for private and home schools. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1082 - Gun transfer background check exemption for CC permit holders

HB-1086 - Voter proof of citizenship requirement

HB-1088 - Audit voter registration system

HB-1097 - Establish behavioral health administration

HB-1098 - Create a civil liability for red flag actions

HB-1106 - Lock up firearms

HB-1121 - Increase rental regulations (increase cost of renting)

SB-007 - Allow in person voting (make mail ballots optional). Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-009 - Reproductive health care program

SB-016 - Medical mandates that will increase premiums and fund family planning services
 (Planned Parenthood)

SB-025 - Provide “family planning” for illegal aliens through Medicaid

SB-070 - Allow counties to require all businesses be licensed Passed Senate

SB-077 - Allow illegal aliens to get any license, certificate, or registration from the state

SB-078 - Require all lost or stolen firearms to be reported to the state

SB-087 - Repealing parts of the Labor Peace Act to allow unionization of ag workers

 SB-116- Prohibit American Indian mascots for public schools

SB-120-Open captioning requirement for all theaters 

SB-135- Prohibit most animal acts in a circus



5. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

All are welcome to join this online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. 

GOP Monday Breakfast Club Zoom Meeting

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February 20, 2021

1. Rush

2. John Eastman

3. Colorado’s 2021 Session

4. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

5. Biblical Citizenship in Modern America

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1. Rush

Rush was a friend and mentor to all of the millions of people who listened to him over the past 30+ years. He revolutionized radio and reignited patriotism in the hearts of millions of citizens across our great nation. We will miss his deep understanding of our freedoms and his ever positive energy, even in the face of the lethal disease that finally took him.

He trusted in God’s peace and strength for his life and the life of his beloved nation. We will miss him, but the best tribute any could give this great man would be to carry on with his vision.

I trust we will.


2. John Eastman

This week I was honored  to be a part of a small dinner with John Eastman, the attorney who filed the suit for President Trump with the Supreme Court, challenging the legality of the Pennsylvania 2020 election.

Dr. Eastman is also the visiting professor for conservative thought at the University of Colorado. However, after  he worked with the President the university banned him from speaking on their campus. University officials say he “would likely be disruptive and damage the interests of the campus and the Benson Center”. I guess they never heard of the First Amendment or maybe they fail to grasp that the very term university comes from the concept of considering all information and they would rather censor out what they don’t want to consider.

After hearing him speak I am sure it is not because he is misleading in any way. They don’t want him to speak because he knows what happened in the 2020 election and his well reasoned and accurate discussions will eventually show just how bankrupt their ideas have become.

I am confident Dr. Eastman will find other venues to speak as he exposes the dangerous disinformation of the left. Unfortunately CU is just sticking their head in the sand, hoping the truth will never find them.



3. Colorado’s 2021 Session 


The Colorado legislature finally started back up last Tuesday.

We now have 259 bills, which forebodes the same political battles we saw in 2020. All the bills are consequential in some way, but I have identified 29 to watch. The first seven bills for this year were rushed through in the first three days of the session back in January. Of the remaining 252 bills just introduced here is my list of the bills to watch. Bad bills are in red. Good ones are in black.

HB-1006Creating a grant program for outside organizations to provide Friday enrichment programs for schools
that only meet four days a week. This new program could become a huge cost-driver.

HB-1007 – Setting up a state apprenticeship agency. This could be another big cost-driver.

HB-1017 – Protect human life from conception.

HB-1036 – Give local leaders control over local health orders.

HB-1038 – Allow concealed carry on school grounds.

HB-1048 – Require local businesses to accept cash payments.

HB-1049 – Prohibit all-union shops in Colorado.

HB-1052 – Classify hydro electricity as a renewable energy

HB-1053 – Allow citizen requests for election hand recounts

HB-1059 – Allow parents to be present for all online teaching and prohibiting the school from regulating the
  home setting for the online instruction

HB-1062 – Deregulate the direct sales of animal shares

HB-1070 – Repeal standard capacity magazine ban

HB-1071 – Allow ranked choice voting in nonpartisan elections

HB-1075 – Change “illegal alien” to “worker without authorization” in Colorado law

HB-1080 – Establish educational tax credits for private and home schools

HB-1082 – Gun transfer background check exemption for CC permit holders

HB-1086 – Voter proof of citizenship requirement

HB-1097 – Establish behavioral health administration

HB-1098 – Create a civil liability for red flag actions

HB-1106 – Lock up firearms

HB-1121 – Increase rental regulations (increase cost of renting)

SB-007 – Allow in person voting (make mail ballots optional)

SB-009 – Reproductive health care program

SB-016 – Medical mandates that will increase premiums and fund family planning services
 (Planned Parenthood)

SB-025 – Provide “family planning” for illegal aliens through Medicaid

SB-070 – Allow counties to require all businesses be licensed

SB-077 – Allow illegal aliens to get any license, certificate, or registration from the state

SB-078 – Require all lost or stolen firearms to be reported to the state

SB-087 – Repealing parts of the Labor Peace Act to allow unionization of ag workers

 

4. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

All are welcome to join this online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. 

GOP Monday Breakfast Club Zoom Meeting

Time: Feb. 22, 2021 07:30 AM Mountain Time
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 5. Biblical Citizenship in Modern America

New Freedom Outreach Center in Berthoud is hosting a seven week course on Biblical Citizenship in Modern America, starting on Sunday, February 21, from 3:00- 5:00 PM. The class will be available in person and online. This course was developed by Patriot Academy, a ministry developed by my good friend Rick Green.

New Freedom is located at 250 Mountain Ave. in the middle of Berthoud. For more information and to register for this class go to https://www.patriotacademy.com/coach/register/697.




For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 


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February 13, 2021

1. Colorado’s Election Laws May Infect the Nation

2. Political Theater in the U.S. Senate

3. COVID Masking Unmasked

4. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

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The Colorado Legislature is still in recess. They plan to return next week… we shall see. In the mean time, there are plenty of issues from around the nation to report on:

 

1. Colorado’s Election Laws May Infect the Nation

Colorado’s election laws comprise the most reckless violations of fair and free elections in history, across all 50 states. The Centennial State’s electoral processes are an open invitation to any bad actors who want to defraud the system and, therefore, defraud every legitimate voter in the state of Colorado.

These processes include same-day voter registration, voting centers instead of local precinct voting, automatic voter registration of everyone in the state, ballot harvesting, no voter photo I.D. requirements, no secure identity requirements to register or to vote and, of course, electronic voting systems that contain significant election fraud vulnerabilities that have had significant election counting failures.

Some Colorado election officials have called Colorado’s election system the “gold standard.” For anyone who has done their homework on Colorado’s election process, calling Colorado the “gold standard” could not be further from the truth. There is election gold to be found, but it is reserved for those who want to cheat Colorado citizens out of their fundamental voting rights.

I am writing about this today because Congress’ top priority for 2021 is to essentially codify these methods into Federal law, forcing much of Colorado’s corrupt voting systems on all 50 states. Pelosi has literally designated this as bill number one. Here is how the Heritage Foundation summarizes this federal legislation:

H.R. 1 federalizes and micromanages the election process administered by the states, imposing unnecessary, unwise, and unconstitutional mandates on the states and reversing the decentralization of the American election process—which is necessary for protecting our liberty and freedom. The bill interferes with the ability of states and their citizens to determine qualifications for voters, to ensure the accuracy of voter registration rolls, to secure the integrity of elections, to participate in the political process, and to determine the district boundary lines for electing their representatives.” Full Analysis

Further, Colorado is finally getting some attention in the national media with the New York Gazette and Gateway Pundit both publishing articles on the 2020 elections in Colorado just this week. For a deeper dive into Colorado’s election history, please check out Unmasked2020: Colorado’s Radical Warning to America.

 The federal government has no legitimate, constitutional authority to mandate these changes in state election laws. Per the US Constitution, individual states possess the responsibility AND authority to conduct their own elections. Coloradans must now maximize efforts to expose the corruption and fraud invited by these dangerous election policies, by:

COLORADANS HAVE SEEN FIRSTHAND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ELECTION SECURITY IS RELAXED, AND THESE RADICALLY DANGEROUS ELECTION CHANGES ARE IMPLEMENTED.

WE CANNOT ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL!

 

2. Political Theater in the U.S. Senate

The unconstitutional impeachment trial is nothing more than ugly political theater. President Trump is not guilty of the charges leveled in the House’s article of impeachment, 45 senators have already gone on record saying the trial is unconstitutional, the Supreme Court Chief Justice refused to preside over the event and most due process procedures (like witnesses, cross examinations and initial investigations) have been eliminated. 

This “trial” is being conducted before the court of public opinion and any sensible analysis sees it for what it is, savage political theater meant to destroy and divide. I trust the American public never forgets this charade that Pelosi and Schumer have crammed down our throats.

On a related note, here is a very informative and detailed description of a Time Magazine article that freely admits and describes how the left did manipulate the 2020 election. I recommend watching this 20 minute video. 

And, here is another site where Mike Lindell’s documentary, “Absolute Proof” can be found (just in case all other sites are banned).

 

3. COVID Masking Unmasked

This week the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) published a well documented and scholarly review of the scientific evidence for masking mandates, and found none. What they did find in this excellent report are the devastating effects of the mask mandates and lockdowns. This reminds me of chapter six in UNMASKED2020, where I exposed public health as more propaganda and not-so-much science when it comes to implementing orders and mandates on the people of Colorado.

The AIER article can be found here.

 

4. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

All are welcome to join this online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. 

GOP Monday Breakfast Club Zoom Meeting

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Kevin Lundberg
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As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

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February 6, 2021

1. “Absolute Proof”

2. Trump Comeback Scenario

3. COVID, COVID, COVID

4. Florida Governor Fights Big Tech

5. Message From Gab.com

6. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

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1. “Absolute Proof”

The Colorado Legislature is still out and won’t be back until the 16th of this month, so not much to report from that direction. This week I ask you consider some national issues.

First, Mike Lindell has just released his “Absolute Proof” of election fraud in the 2020 presidential election. I put those words in quotes because that is the title of his two-hour video. I find his information very persuasive. Election details are very – well, detailed and complicated to follow, but he breaks it down into understandable pieces and packs a great deal into two hours. I know two hours is a long time, yet still not enough to cover everything, but anyone who wants the best overall argument in one place should invest two hours in this documentary before big tech scours it from the face of the internet.

To view it go to https://michaeljlindell.com/ or, if that gets scrubbed, try https://rumble.com/vdlebn-mike-lindell-absolute-proof-exposing-election-fraud-and-the-theft-of-americ.html.


2. Trump Comeback Scenario

Here is another side to the results of the 2020 election. I came across this speculation on what Trump could do to continue draining the swamp, even with Biden in the White House. This takes a lot less than two hours to read, check it out.

https://www.wnd.com/2021/02/trump-comeback-4-steps-leading-biden-impeachment/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=wnd-brief&utm_campaign=dailypm&utm_content=brief&ats_es=%5B-MD5-%5D


3. COVID, COVID, COVID

The big story on the pandemic doesn’t seem to be getting many headlines, but for at least a month in many states, including Colorado, the number of cases and hospitalizations have been plummeting  for the last couple of months. Overall in the US the numbers are down about 40%. That sounds like a story that needs to be told. For a state by state listing of the trends go to https://covidtracking.com/data.

Apparently Farr’s Law still holds for this epidemic. Farr’s Law was proposed by a Dr. Farr in 1840, stating that epidemics play themselves out and eventually subside, following a bit of a bell curve when put on a graph. It is also significant to note that quarantines and masks have a very limited effect and these trends of diminishing hospitalizations are happening in states that have remained open, or have been aggressively locked down. The only difference I see between the states is Southern states are about a month behind the downward trend in Northern states.


4. Florida Governor Fights Big Tech

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has some ideas that might put big tech back on their heels. He is proposing laws in that big state that will create hefty fines if they silence candidates running for public office and allow citizens to sue the censors. Even as many of us are scrambling to find a spot on the internet that is not answerable to the big tech censors, these regulations may be the only response government can offer to keep the spirit of the First Amendment alive and well on the internet highway. For more details go to https://www.wnd.com/2021/02/florida-gov-ron-desantis-crashes-big-techs-power/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=wnd-breaking&utm_campaign=breaking&utm_content=breaking&ats_es=%5B-MD5-%5D


5. Message From Gab.com

Gab is the free speech social network that has not forgotten what the term “free speech” means. Its CEO published an open letter I think you will find interesting. It can be viewed here.



6. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

All are welcome to join this online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. 

GOP Monday Breakfast Club Zoom Meeting

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Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

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January 30, 2021

1. The New Administration is Hard Left

2. Big Tech Censors Need to be Censored

3. The Colorado Legislature

4. Vaccination vs Natural Immunity

5. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

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1. The New Administration is Hard Left

Last week I resisted much reporting on the new administration in Washington. There was too much elsewhere to cover and normally it takes a few weeks to see the real direction of a new president. However, there is nothing normal about this administration.

With a record number of major executive orders already signed and in place there is no doubt the plan is to move as fast as possible down a hard left road. He has opened up our national borders, promised citizenship to millions and already we are seeing pictures of thousands of people marching north to take him up on this radical policy.

To pay off the advocates of abortion (read Planned Parenthood) he is dropping all federal funding limitations on “family planning” services that include abortion (read Planned Parenthood). Choking off our nation’s energy independence has become a high priority with Biden’s moratorium on oil and gas leases on federal property. He also cancelled the Keystone Pipeline project, taking a big jab at Canada and tens of thousands of jobs here at home.

Washington D.C. now looks like a capitol under martial law, with soldiers everywhere, guarding against the left’s fanatical fear of… what? I think it helps support their false narrative that Trump has been calling for a revolt. But nothing could be further from the truth. The only overthrow I am seeing is Biden’s overthrow of sound public policies and common decency. Even a mention of gender based personal pronouns in Congress and the White House publications has become forbidden

In September I helped publish the Book UNMASKED2020, Colorado’s Radical Left Turn and a Warning to America. This is the tragic story of what happened in Colorado when the radical left controlled the House, the Senate and the governor’s office. The book was written to warn America. Now we are seeing what that really means when the radical left takes over the U.S. House of Representative, the U. S. Senate and the Presidency.

It has been less than two weeks, but the pattern is clear. Liberty loving Americans are in for a rough ride for the next four years.

 

2. Big Tech Censors Need to be Censored

The Lundberg Report is now resident on my website because I learned I cannot trust commercial email services. A few weeks ago Mailchimp pulled my report, saying I had violated their standards, but refused to say what may have been the violation. This week another publication of which I am involved, the monthly newsletter for the State Legislator’s Article V Caucus was also pulled by Mailchimp, and again, they refused to give us any idea why. Another organization I am working with, which is encouraging Congress to limit the Supreme Court to nine members (preventing any political court packing) had all of their paid ads with Google pulled, again because they supposedly were violating some standards. It is important to note that both of these groups I work with are very careful to not report erroneous information and stay away from any partisan comments.

We all know about Amazon pulling Parlor off their servers and many Christian and conservative organizations are bracing for what this onslaught of big tech tyranny may mean to them as well. These ubiquitous tech giants have become too powerful and capricious with their immense power. 

The time has come for enterprising, tech savvy patriots who still respect the First Amendment to push aside the big tech leviathans and create internet platforms that honor the First Amendment and serve the customer, rather than turning their customers into the servants. We cannot accept the new normal of big tech tyranny any more.


3. The Colorado Legislature

The Colorado Legislature continues to stay home. They will not return to work until at least the middle of February. I work with many legislators from around the country, and I can tell you that most are still on the job. At least, most red state legislators. Last year our governor embarrassed us all by letting vandals destroy much of the outside of the state capitol, for weeks, with no serious effort to stop the destruction. This year it is the legislators that are dismantling the legislative process inside the building. Again, I am deeply embarrassed by their willingness to set aside their legislative responsibilities. If grocery stores and marijuana  shops are “essential,” surely that should apply to the legislature.

And the worst part is that after this unwarranted hiatus they will surely be back to pass a bevy of bad bills. Speculation is that it will include hard left policies affecting education, the family, our economy, taxes, freedom of conscience, the First Amendment, the Second Amendment and more.


4. Vaccination vs Natural Immunity

I submit these observation on the vaccination issue. Now that the vaccines are available (thanks to Operation Warp Speed), health officials seem to be glossing over an important point. I am not hearing any conversation on recognizing that if you have had the disease, the chances of your now being immune are at least equal and probably higher than the efficacy of the vaccines. There are exceptions, but they are rare. 

By now at least 15% of the population has already developed natural immunity. Health officials are quick to point out that we don’t know how long the natural immunity lasts, but that is the same case for the vaccines.

With some having reasonable concerns about the long term safety of the vaccines, and the still limited availability of them, it should be recognized that those who have had the disease and test positive for the antibodies (natural immunity), should not be rushing out to get the vaccination. 

Most epidemiologists say that when 70 – 80% of the population is immune a disease will diminish and life should return to a more normal pace. They need to also admit that if 15%, or more have natural immunity, we are that much closer to hitting that mark and putting this pandemic behind us.

There is also what I believe to be a well founded concern, that the vaccine may be made mandatory, or that a vaccination “passport” may be required for public transportation, including air travel. We cannot let this happen. Mandating the vaccine would be a severe violation of individual rights and it is not a medical necessity.


5. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

All are welcome to join this online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. 

GOP Monday Breakfast Club Zoom Meeting

Time: Feb. 1, 2021 07:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 


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January 23, 2021

1. Sage Advice

2. President Trump’s Accomplishments

3. Coming to a Dump Near You?

4. Legislative Update – or Not!

5. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

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1. Sage Advice

At this pivotal time in our nation’s history, as the left has taken over the reins of power in Washington D.C., Radio commentator Dennis Prager points out a significant distinction between the left and liberals. I highly recommend you read his brief commentary on why free speech is no longer allowed under the rule of the left.  

He wraps it up with this sentence: “Now you know why the left suppresses free speech: because they have to. If there is free speech, there is dissent. And if there is dissent, there is no more left.”  For the full impact of his very cogent observations click here. 

BTW, in this edition of the Lundberg Report I am not spending much time commenting on what Biden has already done, which is stark and disturbing. Suffice it for now to say that he is ushering in an extreme, hard left agenda. No big surprise. There will be far too much time later to cover much of the damage he is doing to our government, culture and the Constitution. Read the book UNMASKED2020 to see what Polis has done to Colorado and then scale that up to the national level. The narrative is the same. That is why the subtitle of the book ends with “And a Warning to America.”


2. Trump Administration Accomplishments

The Trump Administration created a document listing all of their accomplishments over the past four years. It is an impressive list, which the Left is trying to make you forget and replace it with a general impression of failure. Nothing could be further from the truth.

This extensive list (49 pages) was on the White House website until Wednesday. Now it is gone from there, but you can read and download this priceless piece of history right here.

Yesterday was Sanctity of Human Life Day, recognizing the terrible reality of the Roe V. Wade decision 48 years ago. Before he left office President Trump issued this as his final proclamation. It is, as of this writing, still on the White House website. I cannot guarantee it will stay there long, so I include the opening paragraph here.

“Every human life is a gift to the world.  Whether born or unborn, young or old, healthy or sick, every person is made in the holy image of God.  The Almighty Creator gives unique talents, beautiful dreams, and a great purpose to every person.  On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we celebrate the wonder of human existence and renew our resolve to build a culture of life where every person of every age is protected, valued, and cherished.”



3. Coming to a Dump Near You?

For the first time in my memory the left now controls Washington D.C., Colorado, and Larimer County, where I live. Here is a taste of what that means.

The Larimer County Dump, euphemistically called the Larimer County Landfill, is now requiring everyone who brings anything to the dump as a consequence of their business activities to be licensed to use the dump. This involves registering with the county, paying an annual fee of $35, tracking everything they bring to the dump and reporting the same to the county twice a year. This applies to any business concern, even if it is just one small load of trash delivered once a year. As I read their instructions there are no exceptions for farmers, small or part-time businesses, or any other commercial concern. Only personally owned trash from that person’s own residence is excepted from this absurdly bureaucratic system

Welcome to the left’s vision of nirvana in 2021, but don’t take my word for it, read it for yourself here.


4.  Legislative Update – or Not!

Not much to report from the legislature, as three days into the 2021 session they took a month off. They left, but not before they twisted the legislative rules into something I find deeply troubling. Now, during a declared medical emergency, which the governor seems willing to keep in perpetuity, legislators can legislate from home, including all voting authority.

I have two significant problems with this arrangement. First, the legislature must meet as a body to be able to properly debate, discuss, amend, be observed by the public, conduct public hearings, and have access to all the other means of interaction that occurs during the intentionally slow and methodical process of legislation. To put it all online eliminates too much of the deliberation that is an essential part of proper legislation. When I reviewed the Colorado Constitution, the statutes, and House and Senate rules I saw that the legislature probably can twist the rules around to allow remote legislating, but only because previous legislators could not envision the legislature doing anything but meeting in person as a legislature. I am certain our state’s founders would be appalled to see what has been done to the Colorado Legislature.

Secondly, if grocers, doctors, policemen, and fire fighters are “essential,” legislators can and should be as well. There is no valid excuse for the people’s representatives to abandon their responsibility to represent the people to the best of their ability during this protracted “emergency.” I get it if the legislature took off a few weeks in a once in a lifetime emergency, but we are approaching the second year and have already begun the second general session in this “emergency” and it is starting to look like this is the legislature’s new normal.

The 73rd General Assembly needs to go back and read the opening paragraphs of Article V of the Colorado Constitution, which establishes the Colorado legislature. It is my opinion that they are not fulfilling the oath they took just ten days ago to defend and obey that constitution. Instead they are creating a power vacuum which the governor and his bureaucrats are only too happy to fill. 


5. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

All are welcome to join this online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. This Monday we are scheduled to have Dan Betts present the results of his Larimer County Election Study, and there will be pertinent information from others on more topics of concern.

GOP Monday Breakfast Club Zoom Meeting

Time: Jan 25, 2021 07:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

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January 16, 2021


1. Mass Hysteria

2. What happened on January 6? You Decide

3. Colorado Legislature Begins 73rd General Assembly

4. Breakfast Club Zoom Call on Monday

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1. Mass Hysteria

Our nation has been griped by a mass hysteria reaction to the recent events in our nation’s capitol. Fueled by a media that is more interested in advocating for their political agenda rather than serious journalism, the American public have been sold a story that never happened.

And then, when the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump they made a mockery of their august assembly. First, to accuse President Trump of insurrection for what he did on January 6 is absurd. What the House did was pure and ugly political retribution. Retribution to the one man in Washington D.C. who had the strength and courage to stand up to the system that has become so corrupt that they can ignore the actual facts and proceed with this charade with a straight face.

A careful analysis of all President Trump said and did last week could not possibly be interpreted as advocating for any violence, or any other unlawful actions. I do not condone any unlawful acts that anyone did that day, but if entering the U.S. Capitol building, and then leaving a few hours later is insurrection, what of the sieges that BLM and Antifa conducted for weeks at the Colorado Capitol, downtown Seattle, Portland, and so many other places across the country? Why were those sustained attacks by violent and destructive mobs not immediately and universally condemned as insurrection? 

It is transparent to anyone who cares to look at all the facts that the actions of the U.S. House of Representatives, under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi, are at its best, childish retribution and those actions have done more damage to our institutions of government and the Constitution than anything our President did or said on January 6.

Those of us who still care to first look at the facts of the situation should never forget that dark day in the history of the U. S. House of Representatives when they voted to impeach the President, again on false charges – January 13, 2021.

 

2. What happened on January 6? You Decide

Was it an organized attempt to overthrow the government, or a mob being manipulated by BLM and/or Antifa infiltrators, or was it a large and frustrated crowd who came to express their deep concerns and then peacefully left? You decide.

This will take some time to dig into, but I found three reports on the events at our nation’s capitol on January 6 which provide valuable insight into what really happened. 

The first is an interview of a reporter (both the video and the transcript) who followed the crowd into the capitol and gave this interview to The Daily Signal: https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/01/08/reporter-who-followed-the-mob-into-the-capitol-shares-what-he-saw/

The second report I offer is in the form of an interview of a Japanese journalist who carefully examined two videos of the shooting of the Air Force veteran in the capitol. That 12 minute video can be viewed through this link: https://www.theepochtimes.com/video-analysis-of-ashli-babbit-video-suggests-coordinated-actions-interview-with-masako_3652783.html.

The third is a first person report. It is somewhat lengthy, written by a retired Air Force Colonel who attended the Trump rally in Washington D.C.. His perspective is similar to others I have talked to who were also there.

“I was in DC on the 6th, at the rally and on the Capitol steps – as you might expect, almost nothing being reported is true. In the first place, if there was one person there, there were easily 100,000, and probably twice that – most of the 300k+ square meters between the north perimeter of the Ellipse in front of the White House and the Washington Monument was standing room-only, and I was there from ~0715 until Trump finished speaking after 1pm. 

“People were upset about the election conduct, more than or at least as much as the result, and the obstruction by so many institutions of any real hearing or investigation into all the irregularities and indications of fraud, and there were a few people who I thought were overwrought and possibly unstable, but they were grossly outnumbered (~1,000:1) by calm people, many with their families, who travelled from all over the country. 

“The crowd was disproportionately veteran, and if it was disproportionately white, it wasn’t by much, compared to U.S. demographics. I saw Asians for Trump, Blacks for Trump (one with red, white, and blue hair extensions – she could hardly move two steps without someone hugging her and taking a photo with her), Polish for Trump, etc. I didn’t see a single “white nationalist/supremacist” sign or symbol, and everyone was cordial, if not friendly. Trump was supposed to begin speaking at 11, but was late; that helps explain why the non-peaceful activities at the Capitol began before most of the rally crowd had even left the grass in front of the Washington Monument. He finished speaking after 1pm and, frankly, not his best speech; it wasn’t particularly inspirational and it certainly didn’t encourage or incite violence which, by any case, began while he was still speaking, a mile and half away (because, while his speech neither began nor ended on schedule, the violence did). 

“It took ~15 minutes just to get to across 15th St NW, and while I could have walked to the Capitol in under ~15 minutes at my pace, we didn’t go at my pace (I had met up w/a few other Coloradans, and one was elderly and not particularly swift). Even then, I would estimate we arrived ahead of ~60-75% of the rally crowd, partly because we chose to proceed along Madison, rather than Constitution, or Pennsylvania Aves. There was no violence or lawlessness along the walk, other than people peeing behind bushes because the District had shut down all services. We walked up to the west side of the Capitol grounds, and there were already people up on the steps/pronaos/scaffolding, but it wasn’t packed, and they seemed to mostly be milling about, taking selfies. We walked around the south side of the Capitol and passed several law enforcement of various jurisdictions, including obvious special tactics team members or leaders, most of whom were standing still, talking to one another, and seemed calm and unalarmed. 

“On the east side of the Capitol, there were people on all three sets of steps but, again, the steps weren’t full and most seemed to be milling about. We heard what were either flash-bang or concussion grenades or fireworks, and some people came down the center stairs, stating they’d been maced/flashbanged. I helped w/first aid for a couple people who had either thermal or chemical burns (relatively mild) on their faces. In the rally crowd in front of the Wash. Monument, I’d noticed a few (not many, but perhaps 20-40 total) people who seemed out of place (e.g. college long hair, not biker long hair; skinny pants; etc), and I saw them disproportionately on the Capitol steps, some talking on their cell phones, saying things like “tell everyone to get down here.” 

“I climbed the SE-most steps and there were people going in and out the open door. Then someone, then several, came out, saying a woman had been murdered by the police, inside. Others said she’d been shot. I wasn’t far from the event, though if I heard the report, I thought it was a flash-bang from the other side of the building. Some of the people on the steps were loudly repeating things like “They murdered her!” and “That is NOT ok!” to no one, in particular, and it came off as bad acting. I saw what looked like a choked double-aught shotgun blast pattern (fired from ~20-30′, I’d estimate) on the glass above one door, but couldn’t tell if it was from inside or outside, and I saw some window glass broken out, but didn’t see it happening. 

“I saw, through one intact window, a tactical team clearing one of the offices adjacent to the top of the stairs, and one member who remained at the doorway they’d entered, opposite the window I stood outside, briefly trained his weapon on me, but I gave him the “what are you doing!?” shrug and he redirected his attention to the team and the interior of the room. I saw a fight break out mid-way up the steps between someone trying to stop the vandalism and one of the vandals. I watched what I assume was the woman who’d been shot being wheeled out on a gurney from the SE corner, from a vantage point directly above them, and by that point a number of LE bearing carbine-sized AR- rifles had formed a line. 

“Soon, police in riot gear entered the lower level of the Capitol, and they later exited at the top of the stairs and cleared everyone from the stairs. As that began, I made my way to the front of the crowd in front of them, got some of the people in the crowd to stop screaming nonsense at the officers (including w/megaphones), and tried to talk to the officers about what they were doing, to no avail. I ended up CS(~tear)-gassed, but the gas was not military-potency, and was hit once in the head by a baton, though I think the officers in front of me held back because they recognized I was trying to defuse the violence, not add to it, but I also managed to pull the hands of one person in the crowd off an officer’s baton that they were trying to tear from the officer’s grip, and at one point I helped an elderly vet who’d been pushed down by the crowd/riot police combo back to his feet and rescued his Ranger cap, with pin, that he seemed to care about more than his own safety. 

“Ironically, I ran into the same vet back at the Franconia-Springfield Metro parking garage, looking for his car, in the bitter cold (like I had been for ~30 mins), and helped him find his car. Of all the people to run into twice, 12 miles and ~two hours apart. I stopped to talk to several police sergeants in front of groups of police preparing to move in. I asked them to remember that the people from the rally were the same people who’d defended law enforcement and law, itself, all year-long. By the time I left, shortly after 5pm, it was one concussive grenade after another going off in the front/west side of the Capitol, and the gas was thick. Things were out of control, and there was nothing for me to contribute, so I went back to VA, where I was staying with a friend. 

“I could go on with more detail, but you get the gist; my first-hand impression is that the rally was peaceful and that there was a false-flag operation of non-rally goers at the Capitol building, reflected in subsequent well-coordinated narrative reporting that does not match what I saw in-person, with that narrative now serving as predicate for a multitude of things that one does when one is “not letting a good crisis go to waste.” 

 

3. Colorado Legislature Begins 73rd General Assembly

This week the Colorado General Assembly began the 2021 general session. The gavel came down on Wednesday, and then they took an extended recess on Friday until at least February 16. They met for three days to consider seven bills. All the bills passed, but not without some controversy, most notably HB-1002, called Reductions Certain Taxpayers’ Income Tax Liability, which does many things, among them increasing availability of the earned income tax credit for individuals who do not possess a social security number (read illegal alien). Also garnering a partisan vote in the House was HB-1003, Legislative Proceedings During Disaster Emergency. This bill sets up remote voting and debate for the legislature during declared emergencies.

The big bills are yet to be seen, and due to the extended recess, will not be seen for at least another month. 



4. Breakfast Club Zoom Call on Monday

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Kevin Lundberg
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As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

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January 9, 2021

1. A Republic, If You Can Keep It.

2. Colorado’s General Session Starts, and Stops Next Week

3. Breakfast Club Zoom Call on Monday


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1. A Republic, If You Can Keep It.


Much has been said from a dozen different perspectives on the dramatic developments we are seeing unfold in Washington. Rather than review most of this I will simply point out what I think is of paramount importance and admit that I don’t yet know all of the facts of all that has transpired in this first full week in January.

I do advise all of us to be very careful in analyzing what we hear and not jump to any conclusions without carefully sifting out the true facts from the fiction.

My concern is still focused on the massive election fraud that has been uncovered by literally hundreds of eyewitnesses. Anyone who categorically says there is no evidence that the election fraud actually stole the election, be they a local blogger or the Republican Leader in the U.S. Senate, is either ignorant of the facts or not willing to speak the truth.

This evidence of fraud needs to be meticulously examined, something no court of law has attempted and Congress has refused to honestly face. If there is nothing to be found, we should expect Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to be the most anxious to get this done. They are, instead, the first in line to deny any reason to look into this significant problem.

But, hey, government isn’t perfect, why should we expect elections to have a high degree of certainty? Why? Because this is a constitutional republic. The essential point of a republic is the people select their leaders. If the people’s vote can in any meaningful way be corrupted we are no longer a republic. It has become a dictatorship, or oligarchy, or some other form of centralized tyranny. A republic, which the Constitution guarantees for every state in the Union, cannot exist if the election system is rigged.

The most unconstitutional and un-American actions I have seen in these past few days are those that frustrate, or deny, or in any way try to ignore the ugly truth that there is a high probability that the presidential election was stolen from it’s rightful owners, the people of the United States of America.

Most everything else we are seeing is political theater, including the feigned, righteous indignation over the breach of the Capitol building. It was wrong for anyone to break into the building and disrupt the national legislature. But where were these “leaders” when Colorado’s capitol building was repeatedly vandalized during the legislative session, for weeks on end? Their claims of outrage for a disruption of a few hours in the nation’s capitol rings hollow in my ears.

Job one is still clean up the elections or our constitutional republic ceases to be a republic at all.

BTW, here is an 18 minute video you might find interesting (if you have time to watch it):  https://mia.news/#videos


2. Colorado’s General Session Starts, and Stops Next Week

On Wednesday, January 13, the Colorado legislature will begin the 2021 general session. However, after quickly passing a few bills, which takes three days, they will adjourn for about a month, until February 16.

We have not yet seen the bills for the session, but there are rumors of some gun control legislation, and a “fee” on gas at the pump(read tax). I am certain these are but the tip of the iceberg lurking in the dark waters of the 2021 session.

Previously I reported on Joint Rule 44 that puts restrictions on the scope of legislation during a declared medical emergency. I have learned that the Democrat leadership has looked at that rule and are intending to suspend that rule. So much for following legislative procedure. They prefer to simply make it up as they go.

Next week I expect to have an analysis of the first waves of bills we should see on opening day.



3. Breakfast Club Zoom Call on Monday

We had about 60 people on the Zoom call this past Monday!
Please join us online at 7:30 this coming Monday.

Topic: Larimer GOP Breakfast Zoom

Time: Jan 11, 2021 07:30 AM Mountain Time


   
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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductable).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. The RSCC board members are:

Representative Mark Baisley, chair
Senator Rob Woodward
Representative Kim Ransom
Representative Shane Sandridge



Just for the record, here is the copy for the January 2 report, which Mailchimp rejected:

January 2, 2021

1. Our President Speaks

2. Does Congress Have the Courage to Face the Truth?

3. Joint Rule 44

4. Breakfast Club is Back Online

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1. Our President Speaks

Who is Donald Trump? There are those who want you to think he is the worst person to have ever lived in the White House. But I have learned to judge people by what they do, what they accomplish and what they say, not what others say about them.

Just this week President Trump signed a proclamation and gave a year-end message. Both give valuable insight for the question, who is Donald Trump? If you want the answers, click on the links and see for yourself.

The proclamation is commemorating the life of Thomas Beckett, 850 years ago. Click here to learn more.   

His year end message can be viewed here.

Most telling to me is his irrepressible patriotism, optimism, good common sense and unashamed trust in God. His final words in the message tell us much: ”As long as we remain loyal to our nation, devoted to our citizens and faithful to almighty God, we know the best is yet to come. God bless you and God bless America.”

 

2. Does Congress Have the Courage to Face the Truth?

January 6, 2021 is the day Congress meets to formally adopt the results of the presidential election. This time it is anything but cut and dried. The evidence, for anyone who cares to look at it, is overwhelming. There was widespread fraud in six pivotal states.

But, will Congress have the courage to even look at the facts?

Here is just a short sample of things I have run across in the past couple of days…

Even though Dominion denied it, here is direct public testimony that their election systems are capable of being connected to wi-fi during an election, in this case Georgia during the Senate runoff election:

https://rumble.com/vcalln-expert-witness-claims-he-hacked-into-georgia-runoff-election-system.html

According to statistical experts, the numbers cannot add up: 

https://thenationalpulse.com/news/case-against-biden-win/

Multiple testimonies of eyewitness accounts of voter fraud:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTVhYQAdktY

More than enough ballots are highly questionable, and may have fraudulently stolen the election in all six battleground states:

https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-touts-new-study-estimating-289000-excess-votes-in-battleground-states_3637809.html

 

3. Joint Rule 44

This month the Colorado legislature will begin their second general session while the governor still holds the state in a declared medical emergencyJoint rule 44 requires the legislature to change their priorities during a declared emergency, including the following mandate: “The goal of the executive committee shall be to reprioritize the remaining work of the regular session and to only address those mission-critical responsibilities prior to adjournment or recess of the regular session.”

So far I have not heard any mention of limiting legislation to “mission critical” bills, as joint rule 44 requires. If they do not follow joint rule 44, they are not following their own rules.

They could cure this dilemma by overriding the governor’s endless emergency declarations. The legislature can do that with a simple resolution ending the governor’s emergency declaration. As a former legislator I find their disregard of the House and Senate rules to be a severe violation of legislative procedure, which is very dangerous territory for a legislative body.

Somehow I doubt they will change anything.

 

4. Breakfast Club is Back Online.

After a Christmas break we are ready to hit the ground running in the first Zoom meeting of 2021. Please join us online at 7:30 this coming Monday.

Topic: Larimer GOP Breakfast Zoom
 
Time: Jan 4, 2021 07:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
   
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