Bob Lane

Senate District 31

"Change the Right Things"

  1. Eliminate the Colorado Income Tax on Capital Gains and dividend income to boost capital investment in our state.
  2. Limit Colorado Taxes on small businesses less than 10 years old which employ 4 people or more.
  3. Make the whole state an Enterprise Zone for business investment instead of just certain designated areas.
  4. Provide up to Four Years of College (career training) to every Colorado student who meets a set of qualifications. This will be financed by forming much better partnerships with private industries desperately needing to obtain productive “Human Capital.”
  5. Sponsor an amendment to re-allocate the Lottery proceeds to improve healthcare in Colorado. This will be done by purchasing a statewide stop-loss umbrella policy to pick up any catastrophic claims greater than $100,000. Individual citizens not already at the Medicare age will be responsible for purchasing supplemental health policies to cover claims less than $100,000. This would lead to a dramatic reduction in the monthly premium costs of these policies.
  6. Sponsor an amendment to legalize the casino gambling throughout the state rather than just allowing it in certain areas. The increase tax collection from this program would also go to health care. Both for change #5 above and to shore up Medicaid.
  7. Bring Nuclear power back to Colorado rather than taxing citizens through padded utility bills to upgrade old coal power plants to meet state emission standards.
  8. Provide a $400 state tax credit for every dependent child on Colorado tax returns.
  9. Sponsor legislation to shore up TABOR by calling fees taxes. The state government continually tries to play with words to justify tax increases outside of the TABOR umbrella.
  10. Establish an independent state comptroller’s office to provide an exact accounting of all state expenditures. Our citizens have a right to know how and where every penny of state revenues are spent or allocated. This department will publish quarterly public reports and will be audited by independent accounting firms. It will not be controlled by either the legislature or the Governor’s office. Big companies like Wal-Mart and GE have this same function.
  11. Limit campaign spending amounts for any state political seat to reasonable levels. All of our legislative seats are basically being bought by the big money interests at the expense of you the individual Colorado citizen.  For this reason I am self financing this campaign and accepting voluntary spending limits. All politics should be a community service activity not a career path. I am entering this race solely to help our state, not to become a professional politician!

Bob Lane