Robinson says he will focus on health care and solving other problems in District 57 |

Robinson says he will focus on health care and solving other problems in District 57

As candidate for Colorado House District 57, I would like to inform readers about my position on the issues I see as most important to us in this election.Wherever I meet with citizens in my district, they tell me their most important concern is finding the money to pay for adequate health care. For those who have insurance, the cost of insurance premiums has increased yearly: it now cost 15 percent more for health insurance than it did four years ago, and it gets increasingly harder to get and keep insurance. I would work to offer everyone the same type of single-payer insurance that government employees and veterans now get.Responsible development of natural gas is of great concern to many in Garfield County. At present, the gas and oil industry pays little attention to the problems development causes surface owners, and it is slow to respond to the public’s concerns. I’ve been a member of the Grand Valley Citizen’s Alliance since its inception and have been a director for the past three years. Developing a master plan for development is essential, as is keeping the public involved in decisions about the industry.The state is taking public education in the wrong direction: the voucher system will erode the ability of local schools to provide first-class education to all our children; and higher education is being inadequately funded.Hunting, fishing, and tourism will be adversely affected by the development of natural gas without better control of the industry and advance planning.We are already seeing the negative effects of TABOR, Gallagher, and Amendment 23 on the state’s economy and ability to adequately fund essential services. These need to be reconsidered.I am a tireless worker and will do everything I can to address the problems that people face in my district.Sam Robinson is the Democratic candidate for State House District 57.

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