Diane Mitsch Bush

House Representative

District 26:
EAGLE & ROUTT

 

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Email Me

 

Call Me:

(970) 291-1572

Upcoming Events & Meetings:

 

July 29 - Present Legislative Wrap-up to Vail Valley Board of Realtors

 

July 31 Meet with businesses in Edwards

 

August 5 Joint Interim House/Senate Transportation Legislation Review Committee, at the Capitol in Denver, 9:30 to 4:30.

 

August 6 - August 7  day long Meeting and hearings of the Interim Joint House Senate Water Resources Review committee at the Capitol in Denver

 

August 8 Womens Foundation of Colorado Luncheon in Vail

 

August 13 Vail Valley Business Women meeting and dinner

 

August 16 Routt County Fair Parade, 100th Anniversary ! Hayden

 

August 20-21 Colorado Water Congress (CWC) Meetings, Snowmass

 

August 20 Interim Joint House/Senate Water Resources Review Committee meeting at CWC

 

August 21 Interim Water Resources Review Committee SB 115 hearing in Glenwood Springs on the Colorado River Basin Roundtable  Implementation Plan

 

August 22  meet with Eagle School District teachers

 

September 1 Oak Creek Labor Day Parade

 

September 4-5  Joint Interim Water Resources Review Committee all day at the Capitol in Denver

 

September 6 Club20 Candidates Debate, Gran Junction

 

September 16 Interim Joint House/Senate Water Resources Review Committee SB 115 Hearing in Steamboat Springs on the Yampa-White Basin Implementation Plan

 

September 18  
Present Legislative Update to Hayden Town board

 

 

If you have an event you would like me to attend or speak at, please do let me know at repdianehd26@gmail.com

 

I look forward to seeing you, answering your questions, and discussing issues with you!

 

If you want to meet one-on-one or with a small group or if you want me to tour your business or organization, please do let me know! I want to listen to you and learn from you.

 

For a Just, Equitable, Prosperous and
Sustainable Colorado.

Reelect

State Representative

Diane Mitsch Bush

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Mid Summer Greetings to Everyone in Eagle County and
Routt County!

 

On July 1,our Fiscal Year 2014-2015 ( FY14-15) budget went into effect. In earlier newsletters, I described our FY 14-15 budget and our 2014 Legislative Session in depth. I am proud to have worked on two balanced, fiscally responsible budgets that increased our reserves – our rainy day fund. Having a robust rainy day fund is critical when we are faced with our next flood or wildfire or other natural disaster or for the next economic downturn.

 

Because we are required to have a balanced budget, we carefully considered and weighed many competing demands for limited funds. This budget includes (for more details, please see my May newsletter on my web site):

 

• Job creation tax credits

• Technical assistance for small businesses

• Targeted job training that matched employer's workforce needs with new skill sets training for veterans, long term unemployed, and others

• Reduction in business personal property tax

• $400 million additional funding for k-12 Education

• $100 million funding for higher education and scholarships

• Flood and wildfire relief grants for individuals, businesses, and communities, disaster mitigation and new fire prevention programs, including firefighting aircraft

• Veterans assistance

• Childcare tax credits

• Creative industries funding

• Tourism funding

• Funding for our social safety net, helping our most vulnerable citizens

• Wastewater and drinking water projects, especially for smaller rural communities

• $1 million for family violence justice grants  to provide legal representation for victims of family violence

• Tax incentives for farmers and ranchers who donate crops to food banks

• Tax credit for community solar gardens

• Funding for the Safe Routes to School Statewide grant program( my bipartisan HB14-1301)

 

Since my last newsletter to you, I have been traveling around our beautiful district, meeting with individual constituents, businesses, groups of constituents, and attending community celebrations. And I have attended Committee Meetings at the Capitol. For older newsletters, please do visit my website and click on newsletters:

 

www.dianeforcolorado.com

 

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Here is a list of meetings and events I have attended since late June, representing my constituents:

 

June 28 - I marched in the Eagle Flight Days Parade, and then I met with constituents in the Eagle Town Park. As always, it was a great, down home, down valley celebration.

 

July 4 - Happy Independence Day!! I marched in  parades in Steamboat Springs and Yampa

 

July 8 – Presented a 2014 legislative wrap-up to Steamboat Springs Kiwanis

 

July 10 -  Presented 2014 legislative wrap-up to Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association. Great  discussion and questions!

 

July 10 – Attended the Business Water Forum put on by the Vail Chamber at Donovan Pavilion in Vail. Speakers included Colorado River District Director Chris Treese and Colorado Water Conservation Board Director James Eklund. Accelerate Colorado and the Colorado Competitive Council brought in several other speakers. Excellent audience questions and discussion.

 

July 12- Met with constituents in Edwards to listen to their issues.

 

July 16 Met with and toured businesses in Eagle Valley: Gypsum Biomass Plant, Bonfire Brewery, Eagle, Everyday Outfitters, Eagle, Dusty Boot, Eagle, Crazy Mountain  Brewery, Edwards

 

July 17 Met with constituents in Edwards to give a session wrap up and listen to their issues and concerns

 

July 18 Attended Club 20 Transportation Committee Summer Meeting and Club20 Tourism Summer meeting in Edwards to summarize legislative work on transportation,  listen and better understand both tourism and transportation issues

 

July 19 -  Gypsum Daze Parade in Gypsum. Another wonderful down Valley celebration.

 

July 19 met with constituents in Steamboat Springs

 

July 22 Attended Vail Valley Partnership's Annual Vail Valley Business Forum in Vail: “Regional Challenges, Local Solutions”. Great discussions!

 

July 22-  Panelist/ Presenter at Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s Talking Green on Multimodal Transportation, Steamboat Springs, along with Jonathan Flint, Steamboat Springs Transit and David Krutsinger CDOT Rail and Transit Division and AGS study Director

 

July 23 - Joint Interim House/Senate Transportation Legislation Review Committee, at the Capitol in Denver, 9:30 to 4:30.

 

July 24 - met with constituents in Vail, then in Edwards on Transportation issues.

 

 

I am running for reelection as your State Representative on my record and on promises kept. So, I have been spending time on my campaign as well as my normal legislative duties representing you.

 

Since June, I proud and honored to have been endorsed for reelection by:

 

• Conservation Colorado,

• EMILYs List,

• Colorado NARAL,

• Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood,

• Colorado Professional Firefighters,

• American Federation of Teachers,

• Colorado Education Association

• I earned a 100% rating for 2014 from the Colorado Women's Lobby.

 

 

Please see the right hand panel on this newsletter for upcoming events I will attend in the rest of July and early August.

 

If you have an event you would like me to attend or speak at, please do let me know at repdianehd26@gmail.com. I look forward to seeing you, answering your questions, and discussing issues with you!

If you want to meet one-on-one or with a small group or if you want me to tour your business or organization, please do let me know! I want to listen to you and learn from you.

 

I am honored to be your State Representative. You can count on me to continue to be effective, diligent, transparent, accountable, and bipartisan, firm in our shared conviction that by working together we can build a better future for ALL.

 

Enjoy the rest of our beautiful mountain summer!

 

 

Yours for a just, equitable, sustainable, and prosperous Colorado for all,

 

 

Diane Mitsch Bush

Representative

Colorado State House of Representatives,

District 26-Eagle County and Routt County

P.O. Box 770535

Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

 

 

 

 

 

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