October 3, 2012
Diane Mitsch Bush
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The Colorado House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, that seeks to streamline the process for small-scale hydroelectric operations.
The Colorado Legislative Rural Caucus met for the first time Monday, hosting a panel discussion about rural telecom issues.
More than halfway through her first term as representative in the Colorado Legislature, one thing was clear Sunday when Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush met with the public Sunday: She's happy with her job.
The 2014 legislative session began officially at 10 a.m. Jan. 8. Prior to the session opening, I traveled all over our beautiful House District 26 (all of Eagle County and all of Routt County), meeting with and listening to residents at town halls, local governments, nonprofits and businesses.
As a member of the house committee that oversees natural resource issues, state Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush said, she’s interested in what the legislature can do to facilitate the Colorado Water Conservation Board’s task of developing a new long-term state water plan.
The first question I ask on any bill that comes before the Colorado House of Representatives is: How will it affect my constituents in Routt and Eagle counties? I get answers by carefully reviewing all materials presented by both sides and asking questions of proponents and opponents. Then I request more data from staff.
The grant will be used for general operating expenses at the nonprofit organization, which serves the 14th Judicial District with offices in Grand, Routt and Moffat counties. Its mission is to create and support healthy, positive lifestyle choices as alternatives to substance abuse for youths in our community.
Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, is happy to be home during a break in a hectic schedule, and she wants to catch up her local constituents.
Of the four bills Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush sponsored, all passed and were signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper, prompting politics website Colorado Capitol Watch to name her among the most efficient legislators of the session.
I am proud to have served you in the Colorado House of Representatives in the 2013 General Assembly, one of the most productive legislative sessions in recent memory.
There is misinformation about the amended, final Senate Bill 252. Let me share what I know from my research and outreach, which led me to demand changes to the bill.
A controversial bill that increases renewable energy mandates for rural electricity cooperatives was approved by the Colorado House of Representatives on Tuesday.
State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, said Friday that she would not support a measure that could result in recreational marijuana once again being criminalized.
State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush said she told her fellow Transportation and Energy Committee members she wanted to see changes to Senate Bill 13-252 because she is concerned about the impact on rural households, schools and businesses.
In addition to requiring earlier reporting of spills leading to faster response times, Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush said, the bill would establish a track record for operators.
Wiggins and Jantz maintain the legislation passed by Colorado's House and Senate won't keep guns out of the hands of criminals and instead will punish law-abiding citizens. Both sheriffs said Tuesday that gun control has been the No. 1 concern of their constituents in recent months, and that every email, phone call and comment they have heard is from residents who oppose gun control legislation.
Yampa Valley gun enthusiasts may have a few new hoops to jump through after legislators in the Colorado House of Representatives passed four new gun control bills Monday. It went down almost exactly as one local lawmaker predicted.
There was no shortage of hot topics to discuss Sunday during freshman State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush's first town hall meeting Sunday with her constituents here in Steamboat Springs.
A car crash Saturday morning on U.S. Highway 40 between Steamboat Springs and Hayden still is under investigation by the Colorado State Patrol this week.
When freshman State Rep. Mitsch Bush stood up to testify before the Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources Committee, she came with props — her own avalanche transceiver and shovel.
New House Majority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst told the Steamboat Today on Thursday that tackling economic issues is her party's top priority for the upcoming legislative session.
The freshman lawmaker will serve on the Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources Committee as well as the Transportation and Energy Committee at the Capitol in Denver.
The Routt County Democratic Party on Sunday officially started its search to find a county commissioner candidate to replace Diane Mitsch Busch, the representative-elect for House District 26.
Routt Democratic Chairwoman Catherine Carson says “There are absolutely zero favorites and zero frontrunners” for the Board of Commissioners' District 3 seat being vacated by House District 26 representative-elect Diane Mitsch Buh.
When Dick Soash was elected state senator in 1976, it was the first time a local Democrat held the seat since Republican rancher Charlie Murphy wrestled the seat away from Steamboat’s "Preachin’" Bob Norvell in 1928.
Mitsch Bush beat Republican opponent Chuck McConnell with 55 percent of the vote.
Diane Mitsch Bush and Chuck McConnell are from Steamboat Springs, which raises the question of how well they are coming across in Eagle County, the only other county besides Routt in House District 26.
I will cultivate our common ground, ditch the partisan bickering and heated ideological rhetoric and work earnestly across the partisan divide and the Continental Divide to make a better Colorado.
Diane Mitsch Bush is running for the Colorado House District 26 seat
Business issues from the need to support lone eagles to the role of government in economic development got a close look Wednesday when the Steamboat Pilot & Today hosted local candidates.
Chuck McConnell says "Oil and gas creates jobs today — these are high-paying jobs," while Diane Mitsch Bush counters that "Research and experience show small businesses are the job creators."