GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT TELL US WHAT TO BUY, HOW TO LIVE OR WHAT TO BELIEVE
I am honored to represent you in the Colorado House of Representatives. I am dedicated to less government intrusion in our lives, protection of our constitutional rights, and a future for our children and grandchildren that is prosperous and full of unlimited opportunities. I am also committed to being a good steward of your taxpayer dollars.
I am pleased that six of my 2016 legislative bills were signed into law.
- Support our Military Installations Requires the CO Department of Transportation to include transportation needs of our military bases in the state Transportation Plan. This helps protect our bases from future closures.
- Improve our State Transportation process Two bills to increase local/regional views on transportation priorities within the state transportation funding process.
- Strengthen Colorado laws to fight human trafficking Expands state and local enforcement tools to shut down human trafficking operations in El Paso County and statewide.
- State Occupational Licensing Reforms Requires state occupational licensing agencies to give credit for military training towards licensing. Help veterans move quickly into civilian jobs & expand local skilled labor pool.
- Correcting an injustice to our 100% Disabled Veterans The Colorado Constitution includes a property tax exemption for 100% Disabled Veterans. Unfortunately, Colorado passed a badly-worded law in 2007 that conflicted with this constitutional provision, creating a bureaucratic nightmare. My bill corrects this injustice.
Since transportation infrastructure improvements are one of my top priorities, I offered an amendment to the Colorado budget to increase transportation funding as a priority within our existing budget. Unfortunately, this amendment failed along party lines. Transportation funding to maintain our roads and bridges should be a budget priority, and not a partisan issue. Transportation infrastructure is a core government function. I will continue to advocate for equitable allocation of transportation dollars for El Paso County.
As your representative, I am holding frequent town halls to hear your views and discuss state issues. For information on upcoming town halls click here. You can also contact me at RepCarver@yahoo.com or 425-7590. Your concerns and suggestions are important and guide my legislative priorities.
I look forward to working with each of you as we strive to make Colorado prosperous and full of unlimited opportunities.
Sincerely, Terri Carver