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Re: “Indy's 2018 midterm election endorsements

This year the Governor signed HB18-1393[1], the Effective Implementation of Colorado Reading to Ensure Academic Development Act which according to the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce addresses uneven implementation and professional development. [2] The bill allows for an increase in the amount distributed through the early literacy grant program, ensures that the assessments must be evidence based, and sets targeted dates for the commissioner to review findings. In the end the increase in funding and professional development will help to lead to an overall higher percentage of kids who are proficient at reading.

Research shows that children who dont learn to read by the end of third grade are likely to remain poor readers for the rest of their lives, and theyre likely to fall behind in other academic areas, too. People who struggle with reading are more likely to drop out of high school, to end up in the criminal justice system, and to live in poverty.[3]

Ensuring Colorados kids can read is so important, thats why its so hard to understand why Rep. Larry Liston voted no on this bill. [4] Im not sure how the Independent could endorse a candidate who votes against funding a childs education because he was 15 minutes late filing an expenditure report with no actual expenditures to report. Andrew does have good ideas and I implore the reporters at the CSIndy to interview this candidate for HD16 and hear more. Thank you!


[1] https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb18-1393

[2] https://denverchamber.org/policy/state-leg…

[3] https://hechingerreport.org/kids-struggle-…

[4] https://leg.colorado.gov/content/hb18-1393…

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Posted by ColoSprings_fan on 10/11/2018 at 12:42 AM

Re: “Lamborn votes 'yes' on GOP health care bill as constituents storm local office

Hi Nat,
In regard to what you stated in your article: "The ACHA dissenters may be in the minority in El Paso County, where a majority voted for Trump, but they're in the majority nationwide"
Is there any way to get a total count from Lamborn's office of how many voters called\faxed\emailed\visited his office opposing the AHCA vs. those who were in favor to back up your claim above? Obviously the count would only be for the COS office but it would give a better picture of how many of Lamborn's specific constituents were opposed to the bill vs. those who were in favor of it.
Thanks for your help!

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Posted by ColoSprings_fan on 05/04/2017 at 3:44 PM

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