Two key Republican-sponsored bills introduced at the Colorado capitol were killed in committee along party lines. Senate Bill 22-061 would have added the Office of Saving People Money on Health Care to the State Measurement For Accountable, Responsive and Transparent Government Act (SMART). Why are Democrats afraid of transparency to the taxpayers? Is it because Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera receives a salary from the office as director and her Lieutenant Governor salary for a combined income of $184,000? Senate Bill 22-038 would have exposed the hospital provider fee charged to hospitals paid by insurance companies which, currently per Colorado law, is not noted on patient’s hospital bills; revenue collected last year was $1.026 billion. Polis states that he is in favor of transparency. Where is Polis’ outrage that the Democrats killed both these bills?
Pennsylvania court rules that “no excuse” mail in ballots are not legal. Payroll numbers for January are terrible and Reuter’s blames the Omicron variant; the narrative manipulation continues. Jeff Zucker, president of CNN, resigns after not disclosing an inappropriate relationship with a colleague. Whoopie Goldberg is suspended from The View for two weeks after her statements on the Holocaust. Is the veil coming off as even the liberal mainstream media reports on Zucker and Goldberg?
Conservationist Lisa Bennett discusses Senate Bill 22-031 Prohibit Hunting Bobcat Lynx And Mountain Lion. Lisa has no economic incentive advocating against the bill and is speaking out for the agricultural community that will be greatly impacted if this bill is passed and signed by the governor. The people have a right to voice their opinion in front of committees but are denied the opportunity in this case. Instead, outside groups, non-stakeholders, are leading the charge with a well-funded campaign. Think big government and big business once again working together against the common person in Colorado. If this bill is passed and signed by the governor we will see loss of livestock, ranchers closing businesses due to additional costs, and loss of hunter fees. Taxpayers will pay additional costs as “professional hunters” will be hired to manage the cats. Kim sums this up: both in cities and rural Colorado, Democrats policies protect the predators/criminals instead of keeping our communities, farms and ranches safe. The long range effects of protecting predators will be higher food costs and possible food shortages.