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Below is the text of a column I wrote that appeared originally in the Denver Post.   The Governor’s bait-and-switch tactic for adopting California’s costly vehicle emission rules is an affront to Coloradans      By Senator John B. Cooke   You have to admit, the Governor’s new vehicle emissions rulemaking gambit is a strange and disturbing spectacle.  But, maybe in today’s deteriorating political climate, keeping promises has...

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Today, Saturday, April 21, hundreds of people peacefully gathered in Boulder to “Rally for Our Rights” — in this case our Second Amendment rights to defend ourselves. The city of Boulder is progressing with a new ordinance that would turn law abiding gun owners who legally acquired firearms into criminals unless they comply.  According to an article from Complete Colorado: A controversial city ordinance to...

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This announcement is bittersweet for me because it’s the last one me. I’m humbly asking for your vote one last time, as the Greeley Tribune reported.  I’ve had the honor to serve you as your Sheriff for 12 years and your State Senator for the last three years. Should I be fortunate enough to earn your support, this will be my second and last term. I look forward to discussing my legislative work and to hearing from...

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One of the promises I made to all citizens of Senate District 13 is to defend the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR), a constitutional amendment that says voters get to decide on taxes. PERIOD. It’s simple. Elected officials must ask voters to raise taxes. So when the Denver Post calls me obstructionist and spiteful for respecting TABOR, I wear that as a badge of honor and a promise kept.  ...

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Weld County Sheriff John Cooke, now GOP candidate for State Senate District 13, makes news.

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