Skip to comments.New Ad Targets Gironís Support of Tax Hike, Green Energy Mandate ( CO Recalls )
Posted on 08/27/2013 6:11:30 AM PDT by george76
With just weeks to go until state Sen. Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) is set to face voters in an unprecedented recall election triggered by her support for gun control legislation, a new radio ad is targeting the embattled lawmaker for backing an income tax hike and a controversial expansion of a government-imposed energy mandate.
Senator Angela Giron so disappointing, so out of touch with Pueblo, a female voice intones in the ad.
When big dollar interest groups pushed for more government energy mandates last spring, Senator Giron stood with them, not Pueblo. The results? Energy analysts promise higher utility bills for seniors, families and small business owners as if times werent tough enough, the ad continues.
The energy mandate the ad references, also known as SB 252, is a highly divisive measure designed to double the states green energy mandate. The legislation was backed by environmental groups, and is expected to raise the utility bills of rural consumers, although it is unclear by how much.
Giron received high praise from the green lobby earlier this year for her support of the bill.
The ad also blasts Giron for backing an unpopular income tax hike proposal.
Just as John Morse seems to take his marching orders from out-of-state string-pullers in New York City and Washington, Giron seems to take her marching orders from Morse, said Zvonek a reference to New York Mayor and outspoken gun control proponent Michael Bloomberg and Senate President John Morse (D-Colo. Springs) who is also facing a constituent-initiated recall.
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Disingenuous statement. It makes it sound like it may be just a little. The rise is 25-50% or more.
Raises the price of food, clothing, etc. as businesses will be forced pass on their higher energy costs.
What’s the protocol in Colorado for recall?
Does a majority vote in favor of recall force another election?
Laws governing recall in Colorado.
The number of valid signatures required to force a special recall election is 25% of the votes cast in the last election for the official being recalled.
If a majority of participants vote “No” in the recall, the official whom the recall was filed against will remain in their position. If there is a majority of “Yes” votes, then the new official will be the candidate on the list with the most votes.
Article XXI, Colorado Constitution.