- Stand for Colorado speakers Brita Horn and Cindi Peck
- Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management William Perry Pendley
- Producer Steve and Kim continue the examination of Governor Polis’s actions vs his words
Stand for Colorado rally is on January 8th at 11am on the West Steps of the Capitol. Speaker Cindi Peck is concerned about the siting of wireless facilities because of radiation emissions affecting health, and 2017 Colorado legislation that stripped local control in making siting decisions. Speaker Brita Horn discusses the Unclaimed Property Fund that has been raided by politicians through 2019 legislation that took $60 million out of the fund to evenly split the money into the general fund and the housing fund. The people of Colorado will have to pay out any unfunded claims that may arise in the future.
Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management William Perry Pendley states that the move for the BLM out of Washington, D.C. to the west is valid since 98.99% of federal land is in the 11 western states and Alaska. He adds, let the BLM be local so those affected can walk down the road to voice their concerns. The only reason to stay in D.C. is to allow special interests to have easy access to politicians.
Producer Steve and Kim continue their discussion regarding Gov. Polis’ op-ed with Steve commenting, “your words do not align with your actions.”
Gov. Polis cites that he is working hard to keep energy costs down. It has just been reported that an annual rate hike of $41.5 million for Xcel Energy has been approved. I guess we are to “feel good” about that because Xcel had requested a $158 million increase. The reason given for the increase: payment for upgrades, including protection from wildfires. Will all the money truly be used as stated?