Trump talked tower in Russia
Re: “Cohen admits lies about Russian actual property deal,” Nov. 30 information story
Donald says that there was nothing unlawful about attempting to open a lodge in Moscow; then why did he and his swamp boys do all the things they might, even illegally, to cowl it up?
Talks of a free $50 million greenback penthouse in Trump Tower Moscow for Putin, with no strings connected? Boot him out of the White Home and lock him up, not Hillary.
John Orlando, Morrison
Shield Title IX
Re: “CU, DU assess new federal pointers on sexual assaults,” Nov. 17 information story
Title IX is important to making sure that our faculties are free from discrimination, together with sexual harassment and violence. However the Division of Schooling’s proposed adjustments would weaken college students’ Title IX protections by narrowing the definition of sexual harassment to probably exclude a lot of the abuse college students expertise and limiting when faculties will reply to stories of sexual harassment and violence. These adjustments would in the end make our faculties much less secure.
This can be a vital civil rights difficulty to assist make faculties safer and extra equitable for all college students. We should work to make sure faculties shield college students from intercourse discrimination by absolutely implementing, not rolling again, Title IX’s protections.
Jill Smith, Highlands Ranch
Caldara misses the great in Uber
Re: “Uber for vitality,” Dec. 2 column
Jon Caldara disparages the PUC and its oversight of Uber’s entry into Colorado’s transportation market. The info inform a distinct story.
Caldara is right that Uber provided its “ride-sharing” providers with out first acquiring regulatory permission, however Uber’s tactic indisputably violated current state statutes governing choices of taxi providers to the general public.
Acknowledging the statutory violations whereas additionally recognizing the potential advantages of, and public demand for, ride-sharing providers provided by Uber and Lyft, the PUC deferred enforcement proceedings, thereby permitting the legislature the chance in its subsequent session to move authorizing amendments to the PUC statutes. Due to the management and collaboration demonstrated by the legislature, the governor’s workplace and its counsel, trade, different stakeholders, and, sure, the PUC and its employees, Colorado adopted statutes and rules granting Uber the authority to serve whereas additionally selling vital public pursuits in security by requiring driver background checks and automobile inspections.
Demonizing is straightforward and could also be politically expedient; it’s way more productive to pursue Colorado’s custom of partaking personal and public leaders to unravel the varieties of transportation and renewable vitality points raised in Mr. Caldara’s column. The Uber case provides a mannequin for the state’s new govt and legislative management to observe.
Todd Lundy, Denver
Editor’s word: Lundy served as counsel to the PUC from 2012 to 2015.
Let voters resolve TABOR/ Gallagher battle
Re: “High court docket denies Guv’s request,” Dec. four information story
Widespread sense tells you there may be battle between the Taxpayer’s Invoice of Rights and Gallagher. It was a voter demand to remove politicians from rising our taxes with out voter approval. Not too long ago it has been instructed that the problem be solved by means of both the courts or political affect.
Since voters have spoken, I discover it distasteful to let a choose few change what voters demanded. Wouldn’t widespread sense be for these powers to provide you with doable options after which let voters determine which course ought to be taken in resolving this difficulty that impacts not solely taxing districts however voter’s pockets? Don’t let a choose few change our future.
Dave Usechek, Parker