Republican state Sen. Crowder helps light match to compromise in burning Constitution

Republican state Sen. Crowder helps light match to compromise in burning Constitution

DENVER—Republican state Sen. Larry Crowder of Alamosa, who supported the Medicaid expansion, admitted he’s been lobbied heavily by hospitals and said, “what we need to do on the hospital user fee is compromise.”

The battle over the hospital provider fee is ramping up and members of both sides of the aisle have been working overtime behind the scenes to attack the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR).

In response to Crowder’s seeming support of bypassing the Constitution Advancing Colorado Executive Director Jonathan Lockwood said the free market advocacy group is pulling the fire alarm to activate TABOR supporters, and released the following statement:

“Sen. Crowder seems to believe it is his job to help light the match to compromise in burning the Constitution this session in an effort to attack our constitutional rights to a voice in tax policy and government spending. He should listen to Coloradans who are outraged with the constant tax-and-spend mentality that has held up the Statehouse. His seeming support for compromising on the Constitution shows that members of both sides of the aisle are willing to be lobbied into becoming constitutional arsonists.”