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Martha Mcpherson: Rep. Jonathan Singer alone had courage
Fracking is our key issue; it ties into every misuse of resources that we are currently facing. The fact that this new blue wave that we are supposed to see as a new insurgency didn't have the courage to walk up the steps and acknowledge our presence does not bode well for our future. Like all good politicians, they scurried around the side doors. Now that they are elected officials they can't be bothered by the riff raff — all except Rep. Jonathan Singer. Hats off to him. He was there with us, standing on the steps. The other progressives? Scurried around the corners.
Talking Pot Politics With State Representative Jonathan Singer
HOMAS MITCHELL | September 7, 2018 |
The politics of marijuana have evolved rapidly over the past five years, with pot-industry trade groups and businesses now represented by lobbyists at the state and federal level. State Representative Jonathan Singer, a Democrat from Longmont, has been part of this evolution.
An instrumental legislator in any discussion of marijuana laws and regulations, Singer has fought for bills that have both pleased and irked the pot industry and advocates, but they appreciate his willingness to listen and his view of the plant as much more than a federally illegal substance. Singer regularly receives random phone calls because he lists his cell phone number on his website, so Westword gave him a ring to chat about the current state of Colorado marijuana policy.
Not going quietly
Angela K. Evans | October 11, 2018
Using her experience with autobiographical monologue form, Wilson took Dyer’s initial conversations with each woman and wove their stories together to be read by Colorado legislators Rep. Jonathan Singer, Rep. Leslie Herod, Rep. Joe Salazar and Rep. Mike Foote.
“If I can use some of my power and privilege to help show that these people are our friends and neighbors, then I think it’s about time we should do that,” says Rep. Jonathan Singer, who will be reading Ingrid Encalada Latorre’s story as part of the performance. He has visited her several times at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, where she’s been in sanctuary since mid-December 2017.
Hickenlooper vetoes marijuana "tasting rooms" consumption bill
POSTED BY FAITH MILLER ON TUE, JUN 5, 2018
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, would have authorized both medical marijuana centers and retail stores to have one tasting room where customers could sample edible or vaping products.
Currently, there are no legal places in Colorado to consume marijuana outside of a private home, making it difficult for renters, out-of-state tourists, and parents with young children to enjoy dispensary purchases. It's possible that contributed to a 471 percent increase in citations for public cannabis consumption in the first three quarters of 2014, as Colorado Public Radio reported. Westword also reported that between the time of legalization in 2014 and 2017, Boulder saw a 54 percent climb.
Colorado lawmaker wants to give 16-year-olds a shot at elected leadership
PUBLISHED: August 10, 2017 at 8:02 pm | UPDATED: August 11, 2017 at 12:19 am
A Colorado lawmaker wants to give students as young as 16 a crack at serving on local school boards.
State Rep. Jonathan Singer, a Longmont Democrat, said he will introduce legislation in 2018 that would allow either local voters or a school board to lower the minimum age to run for a board seat to 16.
Voters must be 18 to cast a ballot in federal, state and local elections in Colorado.
Jonathan Singer: Vote yes on Colorado Prop BB
By Jonathan Singer
The only ballot issue every Coloradan will vote on this year deals with marijuana taxes. As one of Longmont's state House representatives, the author of the first marijuana tax of its kind, and a former social caseworker, I wanted to set the record straight on Robert Corry's Oct. 12 op-ed.
Many of Mr. Corry's claims are dubious at best. But before responding to those, I want to tell you the easiest way to explain Prop BB to your neighbors: Without raising taxes, a yes vote means more money for classrooms, and a no vote means more money for cannabis consumers.