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March has been a busy month with increased activity at the State Capitol as more legislation impacting mining has been introduced and several high-profile pieces of legislation have been introduced and are scheduled to advance through the committee hearing process. Among those is the recently introduced HB 1379, introduced by Speaker Julie McCluskie with Senator Dylan Roberts serving as the...
Last weekend we hit legislative day 60, halfway to the final day of the 120 day legislative session. In that time over 600 legislative proposals, resolutions, memorials, and procedural matters have been introduced at the Capitol! Many of those are on the Governor’s TO DO list as a top priority, including expanding Colorado’s Affordable Housing stock. Instead of an...
The 2024 legislative session is quickly picking up speed with significant legislation impacting the mining industry and our industry partners beginning to take shape and be introduced. Among the top priorities for CMA members are two pieces of legislation being offered to establish a regulatory program for dredge and fill activities in the state—one by Senator Barb Kirkmeyer (SB24-127)...
The General Assembly is approaching the 1/3 milepost on its 120-day journey to May 8, and as of February 13 has introduced 463 bills. In the past two weeks there has been a marked acceleration in hearings and floor votes on measures to address housing, guns, and health care. International controversy carried over from the Special Session when Palestinian...
Happy New Year to all our CMA members! 2024 has had an eventful kickoff with our Legislative Reception on January 11 at the Brown Palace Hotel. The event had an excellent turnout with over 30 legislators in attendance, including members of leadership from both parties, as well as dozens of CMA members and other industry representatives. The reception provided...
Vacancy committees met to select representatives for House District 31 and 37 following the resignations of Ruby Dickson (HD 37) and Said Sharbini (HD 31). Both lawmakers cited the “toxic environment” at the Capitol as reasons for leaving, with Sharbini also stating frustration with trying to raise a family on a legislator’s salary. On January 3, a vacancy committee...
It’s an honor to be selected to serve as the Colorado Mining Association’s President & CEO as the association enters its 148th year representing mining interests in Colorado. Having previously worked for the National Mining Association in Washington, DC, and having worked on mining related issues on Capitol Hill for members of the Colorado Congressional delegation, the U.S. House...
Draft legislative proposals are bringing the 2024 General Assembly into clearer focus and stimulating discussion among those potentially impacted. Much of CMA’s work since the 2023 session adjourned focused on interim committees, task forces, and stakeholder work established through previous legislation. The property tax special session and the Governor’s Budget submittal on November 1 provided additional insight on specific...
We are thrilled to introduce you to our new President & CEO, Adam Eckman! Adam brings significant experience in the mining industry, having advocated for its legal, regulatory, and legislative interests as Associate General Counsel for the National Mining Association. Prior to his time with NMA, he worked on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. for several members of the Colorado Congressional...
Every season is a busy season, and this fall has been no different! First, I’m thrilled to announce Adam Eckman as CMA’s new President and CEO. Adam will join CMA on Monday, December 11 and will bring industry, policy, and Colorado experience to his leadership of the organization. I am certain he will be an effective and enthusiastic advocate for...