Q&A with Kim Ransom, state representative for District 44

Posted 1/8/19

Kim Ransom, R-Acres Green, serves state House District 44, which includes Parker, Lone Tree and other nearby areas. Ransom was elected to her first term in 2014 and will be serving her third term. …

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Q&A with Kim Ransom, state representative for District 44

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Kim Ransom, R-Acres Green, serves state House District 44, which includes Parker, Lone Tree and other nearby areas. Ransom was elected to her first term in 2014 and will be serving her third term.

Colorado Community Media did a brief Q&A with Ransom ahead of the opening of the 2019 legislative session, which began Jan. 4.

What is the most important issue for the Legislature to tackle this session, and what needs to be done?

By law, a balanced budget needs to be passed each year. A proposed budget has already been presented by the office of the Governor – this will likely be adjusted by the Joint Budget Committee prior to budget week in the Legislature, where it will likely be amended further prior to final adoption.

Tell us about two pieces of legislation that you plan to sponsor.

One bill I'm working on will affect medical marijuana requirements, another is a technical bill for the Office of Respondent Parents' Counsel. Remember, bills are still being drafted and stakeholder meetings are being held, so there will be much more information in the upcoming weeks.

What must be accomplished for this session to be deemed a success?

First, a balanced budget must be adopted. Secondly, serving in the minority, I would like to see bipartisan legislation where common ground between both parties is found.

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