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Legislative Update: Rep. Millie Hamner

February 19th, 2016

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Legislative Update:  Rep. Millie Hamner

At the Statehouse, my second bill passed the House today and moved onto the Senate. This bill, HB16-1083 amends the admission standard of Western State Colorado University from “moderately selective” to “selective,” which changes the index score for Western from 80 to 92 or higher. Index scores are based on the 3-year average of median high school grade point average and the median college entrance exam score of students admitted. The higher index score puts Western on a level playing field with UC-Boulder, CSU-Fort Collins, UC-Denver, UC-Colorado Springs, UNC, Fort Lewis College, and Colorado Mesa University.

My priorities for the session remain focused on addressing healthcare rates on the Western Slope, re-defining the way that we finance our schools so that every student has an equitable share of education funding, addressing funding issues for transportation, and making sure that my colleagues and I on the Joint Budget Committee can deliver a constitutionally required balanced budget.

Senator Kerry Donovan and I would like to recognize the City of Leadville for their dedication to preserving the treasured historical sites within their city. To read our letter to the editor of the Leadville Herald Democrat, Click Here.

Sen. Donovan and I present the City of Leadville with a $200,000 grant check to assist in their efforts to preserve the Tabor Opera House.

I70 Update:  Below are some links from our colleagues over at the Department of Transportation regarding I70 developments. Please feel free to contact my office with any questions.

I70 Rockslide Closure

CDOT Announces New Snowplow Monitoring System

I am very grateful to the Colorado School Counselors Association and their President Greg McDonald for honoring me with the Legislator of the Year award.

As I mentioned in my previous newsletter, I am scheduling events in all of my counties throughout the Legislative Session. Thank you to everyone who came out to see me last weekend in Frisco, Gunnison, and Crested Butte.

Talking with constituents at the Gunnison Public Library on February 6th, 2016

Events Update:

Saturday, February 27th, 2016 4pm-5pm

Meet-and-Greet with Representative Millie Hamner, House Majority Leader Crisanta Duran, and Senator Kerry Donovan

Erin Jameson at the Wisehart Springs Inn is hosting a meet-and-greet from 4 PM to 5 PM. This is a great opportunity to interact with Majority Leader Crisanta Duran, Senator Kerry Donovan, myself, and some fellow Delta County constituents. The event is open to the public, but RSVPs are greatly appreciated!

You can find address for the event location below. I look forward to seeing you next weekend!

Who: Representative Millie Hamner (D-Dillon), House Majority Leader Crisanta Duran (D-Denver), and Senator Kerry Donovan (D-Vail).

Where: Wisehart Springs Inn

              39508 Pitkin Rd

              Paonia, CO 81428

When: Saturday, February 27th, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

RSVP: The event is open to the public but an RSVP is greatly appreciated.

Contact: Erin Jameson at (970) 527-4680 or emj_58@hotmail.com.

As always, I prioritize my constituents and value your opinions. If at any time you wish to contact my office regarding legislation or have any questions, please feel free to email me at rephamner@gmail.com or call my office at 303-866-2952. You can also come talk with me in person at one of my upcoming events!

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