DENVER – State lawmakers on Wednesday advanced a measure that aims at making it easier for smaller farmers and producers to sell homemade foods to consumers. The legislation follows in the footsteps of the Cottage Foods Act, which allows producers to directly sell to consumers without certain licensing requirements. The measure this year, Senate Bill 58, would expand on and streamline the law. Read more in The Durango Herald
Shortly before the gavel sounded in the newly refurbished Senate chamber, Linda Newell's eyes unexpectedly welled with tears.
"It's hard to leave something that I love so much," she said of the past eight years as a state senator representing District 26, which includes Littleton, Englewood, Columbine Valley, Bow Mar and a portion of Centennial. "It's become a passion for me, not just a job."
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Good morning, everyone! It is truly an honor to be here, at this Well, where so many have stood and delivered important messages. I want to echo President Cadman in welcoming you all to Opening Day of the 2016 Legislative Session in the Colorado General Assembly. Thank you friends, family, honored guests, for joining us for the first of what I anticipate will be a very interesting and productive 120 days.
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We’ve started another legislative session at the Colorado Capitol and this is my last as a sitting senator, since I’m termed out at the end of 2016. So now’s your last chance to come to the Capitol and join me for 15 minutes or all day. I’ll bring you to the Senate floor or take you to committee, and you can see it up close and personal. After all, it is the people’s building and the people’s process, so it belongs to you. (It’s fascinating to hear what some people say and see how they vote.) We’re in session until the first week of May, so hope you can make it before then. Read more in the Centennial Citizen.