Rippy, Taylor appointed to bipartisan water committee |

Rippy, Taylor appointed to bipartisan water committee

Staff Report

State Rep. Gregg Rippy, R-Glenwood Springs, has been appointed to serve on an ad hoc committee on water issues.

State Sen. Jack Taylor, R-Steamboat Springs, was among other appointees to the committee.

It is tasked with charting the changes to state water policy following Referendum A’s rejection by voters.

“Our Water Future: The Next Step” will be the topic of the committee’s first public hearing on Dec. 1.

The bipartisan committee will be made up of legislators from both sides of the Continental Divide and from both sides of the Referendum A debate.

Said House Speaker Lola Spradley: “I truly believe the General Assembly is the proper forum to find solutions for our water problems in Colorado, and we are ready to take the lead.”

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