JIm Smallwood

Bills aim to boost government role in Coloradans’ health care

Bills aim to boost government role in Coloradans’ health care

The 2019 Colorado General Assembly is vastly different from the past two years. The Democratic Party has a majority in both the House and the Senate, which means that the Republicans do not have enough votes to block any of the partisan legislation that is proposed. We are already witnessing a number of extremely controversial bills being introduced, such as restructuring of Colorado’s comprehensive sex education curriculum, firearm seizures, and several healthcare bills.

Bill to Require Safe Haven Law Education Sponsored by Sen. Jim Smallwood Faces Political Games

Which is why Sen. Jim Smallwood introduced a bill that requires schools to include the Safe Haven Law as part of sex education. Everyone on the committee said it was a good idea. The bill seemed on track to pass, then came a detour.

Senator Jim Smallwood tells the Denver Post we are coming dangerously close to government overreach

“We’re coming dangerously close to government overreach,” Smallwood said. “The challenge is to strike the right balance. What is the right amount of government intervention to make sure taxpayer dollars are accounted for?”

Senator Jim Smallwood makes case against 'public option' health care plan

Senator Jim Smallwood makes case against 'public option' health care plan

“I think it makes folks nervous,” State Sen. Jim Smallwood (R-Douglas County) said. “Public entities are known for operating in deficits."

First-day Colorado legislative bills target health exchange, construction defects reform

First-day Colorado legislative bills target health exchange, construction defects reform

Colorado legislative leaders did not wait long to get to bills on some of the most anticipated topics of 2017 on the first day of the legislative session Wednesday.

They introduced bills targeting construction-defects reform, regulatory reform and the repeal of the state’s health exchange.

Colorado Senate District 4 Voter Guide

I want to help bring positive changes to Colorado, specifically bringing real world business knowledge, entrepreneurial experience and health plan expertise to the legislature. Continuing to attract existing businesses to move here, and encouraging “start-up” enterprises brings good jobs to Coloradans. This is my opportunity to serve our community, and to dedicate a tremendous amount of proven energy into helping Colorado businesses and families thrive.