Sen. Heath In The News

2016 STORIES

March 19, 2016, The Denver Post: Heath: The Amazon tax and Colorado's fiscal inflexibility

March 3, 2016, The Daily Camera: In wake of Boulder County's chaotic night, a push to bury the caucus

January 11, 2016: The Denver Post: RTD buses are primed to win shoulder lane of U.S. 36

January 10, 2016: The Daily Camera: After hiccup, Denver-to-Boulder RTD buses primed to win key traffic privilege

2015 STORIES

May 13, 2015, The Daily Camera: Colorado lawmakers demand Hickenlooper make changes at Human Services

May 10, 2015, The Daily Camera: Colorado legislative session: the good, the bad and the snug

May 1, 2015, The Daily Camera: Fate of utility watchdog moves closer to a bicameral showdown

April 29, 2015, The Daily Camera: House, Senate bills on utility ratepayers' watchdog pass

April 17, 2015, The Denver Post: With final vote, lawmakers send state budget bill to Hickenlooper

April 10, 2015, The Denver Post: Construction-defects bill gets green light in Colorado Senate

March 18, 2015, The Denver Post: Construction-defects issue gets lengthy hearing in Colorado Senate

March 5, 2015, The Denver Post: Here are the bills lawmakers say will bolster Colorado's middle class

February 18, 2015, The Daily Camera: Boulder lawmakers want tax credit for employers who help with student loan repayment

January 28, 2015, Denver Post: Colorado legislature hosts Military Appreciation Day

January 21, 2015, Denver Post: Senate panel disbands Colorado pay-equity panel, angering labor groups

January 14, 2015, Denver Post: Colorado lawmakers try again to ban traffic cameras

January 10, 2015, The Daily Camera: Bill proposes background check for youth sports organization

January 3, 2015, The Daily Camera: Boulder County, Broomfield delegations to help determine fate of Colorado laws proposed in 2015

2014 STORIES

November 8, 2014, The Daily Camera: Democrats to cede control of state Senate

July 6, 2014, Denver Post: Colorado Senate: Path to power lies with handful of races

June 20, 2014, The Daily Camera: Hickenlooper toasts Boulder businesses at Twisted Pine's happy hour

May 28, 2014, Chalkbeat Colorado: Something for almost everyone in legislative funding decisions

May 16, 2014, Denver Business Journal: Hickenlooper signs two tax-credit bills into law

May 8, 2014, Denver Business Journal: Reviews are mixed of the 2014 legislative session's impact on Colorado business (Video)

April 25, 2014, Denver Business Journal: Modest bills address business personal property tax

April 3, 2014, Chalkbeat Colorado: Party lines sharply drawn on Common Core, PARCC

February 17, 2014, The Daily Camera: Strange political alliances form in U.S. 36 contract debacle

February 11, 2014, Chalkbeat Colorado: Superintendents draw line on school funding

February 5, 2014, The Daily Camera: Colo. superintendents banding together to push legislative agenda

January 30, 2014, Denver Post: 14 lawmakers ask to review 50-year U.S. 36 management contract

January 15, 2014, The Daily Camera: Boulder voicing some concern over new PUC appointee Glenn Vaad

January 7, 2014. The Daily Camera: Most of Colorado legislature's 2014 lawmaking will be routinely bipartisan, area Democrats maintain

January 4, 2014, The Daily Camera: Flood-response issues to be a focus of Colorado legislature's 2014 session

2013 STORIES

November 15, 2013, Colorado State Senate Majority Office: Senate Majority Leader Heath to receive CCIA Legislator of the Year award

November 12, 2013, Education News Colorado: Lawmakers looking for ways to salvage school finance law

November 6, 2013, The Daily Camera: Amendment 66 supporters consider next steps

October 30, 2013, Colorado State Senate Majority Office: Senate Majority Leader Heath announces 2014 committee appointments

October 29, 2013, Colorado State Senate Majority Office: Transportation committee drives forward five bills

October 9, 2013, The Daily Camera: Rollie Heath named Colorado Senate Majority Leader

October 9, 2013, Denver Post: Colorado Senate Democrats tap Morgan Carroll next president

August 21, 2013, The Daily Camera: Heath: Colorado school finance reform would help the St. Vrain Valley School District

August 5, 2013, Education News Colorado: Ballot measure backers double up on signatures

June 20, 2013, Education News Colorado: State Ed Fund headed towards $1.6 billion

May 29, 2013, The Daily Camera: Three women honored with first Alicia Sanchez awards at Lafayette school

May 22, 2013, The Daily Camera: Overhauling school funding

May 15, 2013, Denver Business Journal: Hickenlooper signs enterprise-zone reform; other business bills on deck

May 11, 2013, The Daily Camera: Area state lawmakers review just-concluded 2013 session

April 16, 2013, Aspen Daily News: State Education Bill Could Mean Hike in Local Taxes

April 15, 2013, Denver Post: Colorado House Committee Passes Measure on School Finance Reform

April 14, 2013, The Daily Camera: CU Considers 2014 Ballot Initiative to Fund Higher Education

April 13, 2013, WRAL: Colo. Mom's Work Inspired State Child Abuse Law

April 5, 2013, Colorado Statesman: Congress Urged to Follow Colorado

April 2, 2013, The Durango Herald: Durango Schools do a Turnaround on School-Finance Bill

April 1, 2013, Fox 31 Denver: School Finance Overhaul passes Senate on Party-Line Vote

March 28, 2013, EDNews Colorado: Resolving a $300 Million Difference

March 21, 2013, 5280: Sports and Abuse: Help Kids Speak Up

March 20, 2013, The Denver Post: Colo. School Funding Overhaul up for Vote

March 19, 2013, CBS Denver: School Funding Overhaul Gets 1st Review in Colorado

March 15, 2013, The Colorado Statesman: School Finance Act Could be Overhauled

March 11, 2013, The Colorado Statesman: Gun bills trigger explosive testimony

March 8, 2013, The Denver Post: Colorado gun bills: Background check fee wins initial Senate approval

March 8, 2013, The Denver Post: Colorado gun bills: Conceal-carry on campus killed by sponsor

March 7, 2013, The Lyons Recorder: Senator Rollie Heath at The Cup

March 6, 2013, Our Lakewood News: Panel stresses jobs, economic development

March 5, 2013, The Daily Camera: Ester Quintana Matheson: Support educational opportunities for immigrant

Feb. 11, 2013, The Denver Post: Robot cars bolster hopes among visually impaired

Feb. 1, 2013 The Colorado Statesman: Volunteer lobbyists aim to teach legislators

Jan. 27, 2013, Longmont Times-Call: New look at Colorado school financing seeks goals of adequacy, equity

Jan. 24, 2013, Denver Post: Colorado lawmakers to honor military; Vietnam experience "still fresh in my mind"

Jan. 22, 2013, Longmont Times-Call: Governor Hickenlooper backs cap on zone tax breaks for firms

Jan. 18, 2013, Boulder County Business Report: Bills target business climate change

Jan. 15, 2013 KUNC: Concealed Weapons Bill Among First for Colorado Lawmakers

Jan. 12, 2013, Longmont Times-Call: Child abuse reporting, deadly weapons and citizenry databases prompt bills from Longmont area lawmakers

Jan. 10, 2013, EdNews Colorado: Hickenlooper touches education bases

Jan. 7, 2013, EdNews Colorado: Legislative preview 2013

Jan. 3, 2013, Denver Business Journal: Enterprise zones expected to get Colorado lawmakers' attention

2012 STORIES

Nov. 6, 2012, Longmont Times-Call: Rollie Heath wins going away

Oct. 17, 2012, Yellow Scene Magazine: Senate District 18

Oct. 4, 2012, Boulder Weekly: Colorado state Senate District 18: Rollie Heath (D)

May 1, 2012, Denver Post: Colorado lawmakers OK task force to scrutinize enterprise zone tax breaks

Apr. 28, 2012, Daily Camera: RTD officials remain committed to completing FasTracks' Northwest Corridor

Apr. 25, 2012, Education News Colorado: Literacy advances; ASSET doesn’t

Apr. 10, 2012, Denver Post: Colorado bill to mail ballots to current inactive voters to full Senate

Apr. 9, 2012, Denver Post: Lawmakers battle over Colo. inactive voters

Apr. 5, 2012, Denver Post: Colorado Democrats resurrect bill that would allow counties to mail ballots to inactive voters

Apr. 4, 2012, Denver Post: Photo ID at the ballots nixed by Colo. lawmakers

Mar. 15, 2012, Denver Post: Colorado lawmakers weigh ballot privacy against public recount inspection

Feb. 17, 2012, Colorado State Senate Majority Office: Senate Passes Colorado Entrepreneur Act Today 

Feb. 12, 2012, Denver Post: Senate supports new tuition rate for illegal immigrants

Feb. 6, 2012, Longmont Times-Call: Longmont teen recognized for his Youth Corps work

Feb. 2, 2012, Colorado State Senate Majority: Senate Committee passes Colorado Entrepreneur Act 

2011 STORIES

Dec. 1, 2011, Boulder Weekly: Heath seeks re-election to state Senate

Nov. 30, 2011, Longmont Times-Call: Rollie Heath launches Senate re-relection bid

Nov. 1, 2011, Education News Colorado: Prop. 103 soundly rejected

Aug. 2, 2011, Denver Post: Sen. Rollie Heath turns in petitions to put education tax on Colorado ballot

Apr. 26, 2011, The Colorado Independent: Redistricting bomb blows into partisan pieces

Apr. 26, 2011, The Denver Post: Dems: panel hopeless; bill will address map

Apr. 21, 2011, The Colorado Independent: Dan Maes becomes factor in redistricting as talks stall: Lines are drawn in the sand but not on a map

Apr. 16, 2011, The Colorado Independent: Redistricting committee erupts in partisanship

Apr. 12, 2011, The Colorado Independent: Colorado Senate passes budget bill with bipartisan support

Mar. 4, 2011, The Colorado Statesman: Initiative proposes tax hikes

Mar. 1, 2011, Denver Daily News: Tax increases proposed: Heath proposes initiative to help fund education

Mar. 1, 2011, Denver Post: Colorado senator to take tax-hike measure to voters: Looking to bolster education funding

 

Feb. 28, 2011, Colorado Independent: Sen. Rollie Heath calls for new tax initiative to fund education in Colorado

Feb. 17, 2011, Colorado Independent: Bill to allow for warrantless arrests of suspected illegal immigrants dies in committee

Feb. 17, 2011, Denver Post: Dems set to put up fight over Hick cuts: The governor's party says his plans to cut school funds and dip into workers' wages won't fly

Feb. 15, 2011, Denver Business Journal: Looming Colorado budget cuts raise issue of higher taxes

Feb. 9, 2011, Colorado State Senate Democratic Majority: Bioscience and clean technology bill will create jobs and keep Colorado competitive

Feb. 9, 2011, Denver Post: Renewable energy standards survive GOP offensive

Jan. 31, 2011, MSNBC.com: Flag to honor fallen soldiers draws mixed support: Some veterans oppose flying another banner under Stars and Stripes

Jan. 28, 2011, Denver Post: Gessler pushes for citizenship proof when voters register

 

Jan. 19, 2011, Denver Post: Lawmakers say they'll avoid redistricting failures

Jan. 19, 2011, Boulder Blue Line: Boulder Looks to Play Defense in 2011 Legislature

Jan. 18, 2011, Daily Camera: Boulder's state Sen. Rollie Heath to hold town hall meeting Saturday

Jan. 18, 2011, Colorado Independent: State Sen. Rollie Heath calls for more investment in education and mental health programs

Jan. 11, 2011, Daily Camera: Work to extend U.S. 36 HOV lane to Broomfield could come by end of year

Jan. 8, 2011, Daily Camera: Boulder, Broomfield send lawmaking contingent to Capitol

Jan. 6, 2011, Boulder Weekly: Capitol outlook

2010 STORIES

Dec. 31, 2010, Denver Post: Redistricting panelists named

Nov. 11, 2010, Colorado State Senate Democratic Majority: Heath proud to be a veteran

Oct. 7, 2010, Daily Camera: Possible tuition increases range from CU-Boulder's 9.5 percent to 25 percent at Adams State

June 10, 2010, Boulder Weekly: Boulder-led bills signed

May 17, 2010, Daily Camera: Boulder residents, lawmakers cheer new rights for mobile home owners

May 6, 2010, Daily Camera: Guest opinion- Teacher effectiveness bill -- A common-sense solution

May 3, 2010, Denver Daily News: New payday lending measure backed

April 30, 2010, Denver Post: Student success highlight of gala

April 30, 2010, Denver Post: Senate OKs teacher reform bill

April 29, 2010, Denver Post: Senate backs payday loan limits

April 29, 2010, Denver Post: Teacher bill passes initial vote in Senate

April 12, 2010, Daily Camera: Boulder-area businesses weigh in on Colorado tax measures

April 6, 2010, Denver Post: Reward for rehiring workers OK'd

April 5, 2010, Denver Business Journal: Tax credit for rehires springs back to life in Colorado Senate

April 5, 2010, Denver Post: Colo. jobs tax break barely survives Senate vote

April 1, 2010, Denver Daily News: A leaner, more efficient gov’t?Pols ponder GOP leader’s plan to slim down state government

March 25, 2010, Education News Colorado: Senate Ed gets into the weeds

March 11, 2010, Denver Daily News: Plan to curb public PR for pols is rejected

March 8, 2010, Colorado Independent: Amazon’s baffling response to Colorado’s web sales tax suggests a legal strategy

March 3, 2010, Denver Post: Partial unemployment considered in Colo.

March 1, 2010, Denver Post: Lawmakers consider unemployment for reduced hours

Feb. 25, 2010, Education News Colorado: Arts education, CSU board bills advance

Feb. 21, 2010, Denver Post: Proposed tax credit for businesses creates divide in Colo. legislature

 

Feb. 17, 2010, Denver Post: Dems push business tax credit for rehired workers

Feb. 14, 2010, Denver Post: Aggressive opening moves in Colorado legislature

Feb. 10, 2010, Denver Post: Lawmakers predict court fights on ending tax breaks

 

Feb. 10, 2010, Denver Post: Bill spotlights obscure tax

Feb. 9, 2010, Denver Post: Elimination of Colorado tax breaks gets initial approval in state Senate

 

Feb. 8, 2010, Denver Post: Colorado considers new tactic to tax online sales

 

Feb. 5, 2010, Denver Post: Colorado Senate Republicans call for across-the-board budget cuts

Jan. 29, 2010, Denver Business Journal: Heath-Romer proposal offers hiring tax credit

Jan. 28, 2010, Daily Camera: State Sen. Rollie Heath to honor his cancer doctor at Capitol on Friday

Jan. 24, 2010, Boulder Express: State budget crunch and Colorado's future

Jan. 24, 2010, The Huffington Post-Denver: State budget crunch and Colorado's future

Jan. 21, 2010, Education News Colorado: What's so hard about counting kids?

Jan. 16, 2010, Daily Camera: Senate moving to rescind school funds

Jan. 15, 2010, Denver Post: Ritter signs bill to seek US education funding

Jan. 13, 2010, Denver Post: Denver Chamber to legislature: We'll fight bills that dent recovery

Jan. 12, 2010, Education News Colorado: Legislators to watch in 2010

Jan. 12, 2010, Denver Business Journal: Denver Metro Chamber to lawmakers: Be careful with tax incentives, workers' comp 

Jan. 7, 2010, Boulder Weekly: K-12 teachers may see layoffs in state budget shortfall

Jan. 2, 2010, Daily Camera: Looming budget deficit will dominate Colorado General Assembly in 2010

2009 STORIES

Dec. 4, 2009, Northern Colorado Business Report: TABOR impediment to investment in state

Nov. 19, 2009, Daily Camera: State Sen. Rollie Heath: Colorado growth requires education, economic development

Nov. 5, 2009, Denver Post: Panel proposes letting voters amend state constitution to ease budget woes

Nov. 4, 2009, Denver Business Journal: Commission to submit fiscal-fix measures to Colorado Legislature

Oct. 23, 2009, Colorado Senate.Org: Economic Development Council of Colorado presents Sen. Heath with Legislator of the Year Award

Oct. 16, 2009, Denver Post: Billions short on Coloradans' wish list for state services

 

     Oct. 1, 2009, Education News Colorado: "Ideal" system would cost billions more

 

Sept. 28, 2009, Denver Daily News: Praise for biz loan program

August 20, 2009, Denver Post: Panelists agree state needs larger rainy-day fund

July 10, 2009, Denver Post: Divided on state budget's stability

July 9, 2009, Denver Post: Colorado budget complexity daunts panel

July 9, 2009, Denver Business Journal: Colorado fiscal panel eyes higher corporate taxes, cutting enterprise zones

July 8, 2009, Denver Business Journal: Commission starts work on untangling Colorado government's financial mess

July 7, 2009, Denver Post: Report warns of Colo. budget tsunami

July 6, 2009, Face the State: Fiscal stability commission set to kick off

May 21, 2009, The Pueblo Chieftain: New law boosts degrees in high school

May 15, 2009, Denver Post: Generations shine a light on tolerance

May 6, 2009, MSCD.edu: Metro State full speed ahead with master's programs

May 8, 2009, In Denver Times: Ritter signs bill that boosts credit for small businesses

May 4, 2009, Denver Post: Ritter signes job creation bills

March 10, 2009, 5280: 4 Freshman Legislators to Watch

March 8, 2009, Times Call.com: Reviews mixed halfway through

March 6, 2009, Colorado Independent: Dubofsky: Time to modernize Colorado’s fiscal landscape

February 22, 2009, Denver Post: Don’t make budget cuts permanent

February 12, 2009, Rocky Mountain News: Charter school bill for autistic kids advances

February 10, 2009, Denver Business Journal: Some lawmakers reluctant as they advance phase-out of business tax

February 5, 2009, Rocky Mountain News: Senate gives initial OK to raising vehicle fees

February 5, 2009, Aurora Sentinel: Editorial: Get this show on the road

February 3, 2009, Denver Post: Key to fiscal tangle mulled

January 19, 2009, Denver Post: Lawmakers may take on TABOR

January 16, 2009, Denver Post: Truth, myth and TABOR

2008 STORIES

December 30, 2008, Rocky Mountain News: Jobs will be legislature's job No. 1

December 23, 2008, Denver Post: Incoming senator wants overhaul of TABOR as part of plan to boost economy

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