Fly Fishing in Eagle County
Routt County Flat Tops, by Photographer: Corey Kopischke
For a Just, Equitable, Prosperous and
Diane Mitsch Bush
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March Greetings to everyone in House District 26 - all of Eagle County and all of Routt County!
Happy Spring! The 2015 Session of the Colorado General Assembly is more than half way through our 120 day session. I am excited to continue to work across the aisle with my Republican colleagues and with my Democratic colleagues on practical, evidence based solutions to make life better for all Coloradans. In the Colorado House, we continue to work on strengthening the middle class by expanding economic and educational opportunities for all
Diane in the House Chamber on Alliance Day with guests from Horizons, Steamboat Springs:
Matt Troeger, left, and his father Jeff Troeger,right. Matt led the House in the
Pledge of Allegiance on February 18
At our joint HD26-HD61, Roaring Fork Valley Town Hall in Basalt on March 15, 2015, Representative Diane Mitsch Bush with former State Representative Roger Wilson, Carbondale, and Representative Millie Hamner, Dillon, who represents several mountain counties in House District 61, including the part of Basalt in Pitkin County. Diane represents the part of Basalt in Eagle County.
Colorado House "Water Wonder Women" supporting water efficiency: from left to right, Representatives Diane Mitsch Bush leaning on her desk, on the front bench, Representatives Daneya Esgar, Jeni Arndt, KC Becker, and Jessie Danielson on second reading of HB1259, Rain barrels permitted.
Diane and Republican Co-Prime Sponsor Representative Bob Rankin, Carbondale, presenting our bill HB15-1173 to the
House Transportation Committee.
Witnesses supporting our bill are in the background.
Diane Mitsch Bush
EAGLE & ROUTT
The first week in April, the House will deliberate on the 2015-2016 budget bill- the Long Bill. As required by law, we will balance the budget for Fiscal Year 2015-2016.
Upcoming Town Hall in Steamboat Springs, Friday, April 10, 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm in Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 1289 Lincoln Avenue, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
I hope you can join us. I look forward to updating you and listening to your ideas, questions and concerns.
Thanks to everyone who joined me for coffee and conversation at Yetis Grind in Eagle on Sunday morning, March 15! It was great to see you and listen to your issues, including water, 911 emergency dispatch, I-70 alternatives, local foods, and sustainability.
Thanks to Representative Millie Hamner and all our constituents in the Roaring Fork Valley who participated in our joint HD26-HD61(Eagle, Pitkin)Town Hall at the Basalt Library on Sunday afternoon, March 15. Thanks for a lively discussion on water quantity and quality, k-12 and higher education, fiscal issues, the state budget, and sustainability.
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The 2015-2016 Budget comes before us in early April
The JBC - Joint Budget Committee will send the 2015-2016 Budget, known annually as the Long Bill ( No, it is not named after a person or a mountain. It is a very long bill, usually over 200 pages), to the Senate March 30. The House will consider it in April. It is the most important bill that we vote on, and it must be balanced. I will keep you informed as we progress towards balancing the 2015-2016 budget.
My bills are in various stages.
Representative Diane Mitsch Bush next to the vote board on the House Floor after passage of HB1173 - Winter Traction on I-70 on third reading, 43-21. The bill is stalled in the Senate as of March 23.
Rep Diane Mitsch Bush presenting HB1173 on second reading in the Colorado House, February 26, 2015
This session I serve on three House Committees:
Committees are the first step a bill goes through in the House. We hold hearings with detailed witness testimony and questions for witnesses from Committee Members. Amendments may be added at this step.
To Reach Me:
Please do contact me with your ideas, concerns, and issues at email@example.com or at my Capitol office at 303-866-2923. My Legislative Aide, Sam DeWitt, or my intern, Kira Mazzola, will help you. I will get back to you as soon as possible. I look forward to working with you and for you and everyone in our beautiful, headwaters district!
I am honored and humbled to represent you in the Colorado House of Representatives.
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 Coloradans.
Yours for a just, equitable, sustainable, and prosperous Colorado for all.
Diane Mitsch Bush
Colorado State House of Representatives,
District 26-Eagle County and Routt County
P.O. Box 770535
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
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