The dominant problem facing the Colorado General Assembly as it begins its 2011 legislative session is that the state needs to close a $1 billion gap in its $7 billion general fund budget.
So, what legislative proposals are GOP state legislators, who campaigned on fiscal responsibility offering at this critical juncture?
* Income tax cuts for parents who send their children to private schools.
* A repeal of hospital fees.
* Sales tax cuts for agricultural products producers.
What part of "we're broke" did they not see in the memo on the state budget? Cutting revenue is a wonderful thing, unless you can't pay your bills.
Bills to make it harder to register to vote are also on the Republican agenda.