This mailer from super PAC Senate Majority Fund says Democratic state Sen. Jessie Danielson is a partisan who votes for more regulations and taxes.
Her vote for a measure to improve family leave by charging an insurance premium of less than 1 percent of wages for all employees in Colorado. Because the program would have been considered an enterprise under state law, it wouldn't have qualified as a tax; higher taxes requirevoter approval. The program would not have cost a family $25,000 a year, but might cost that much over, say, 25 years. A fiscal analysis suggested the highest cost would be $990 for someone earning $100,000 a year. The bill died in the Senate.
She voted against funding teacher retirement plans, citing a pension reform measure sponsored by Republican senators. That reform measure requires teachers and others to pay more into the system, and cuts benefits going forward. While Danielson voted for the initial measure, she voted against adopting a conference committee report on the bill, the final action before it was signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Danielson faces Republican businesswoman Christine Jensen in the November election.
About the messenger: The Senate Majority Fund is a state-level super PAC that supports Republican candidates for Colorado's state Senate and opposes Democratic candidates.
The messenger's money: The group has raised about $2 million since Jan. 1, 2017, including $200,000 from Noble Energy, $77,200 from Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America, $64,000 from the Colorado Apartment Association, $45,000 from The Anschutz Corp. and $35,000 from Encana Oil & Gas,