February 1st, 2018
Capitol Update
Representative Jeni Arndt- HD 53 
Member of Rural Affairs  and Agriculture Committee; Business Affairs and Labor Committee

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

We just wrapped up our fourth full week at the Capitol-nearly 25% done.
Myself and Poudre School District's school psychologists after the bill hearing.
A great big shout out to Poudre School District's school psychologists. Over the interim, a school psychologist from Rocky Mountain High School came to me with an idea for a bill. Together, we crafted HB19-1036, which makes nationally certified school psychologists eligible for a stipend. Many of these public servants came down to testify for their first time and the bill passed committee as well as third reading on the House Floor. Now it's on to the Senate!
Myself and Major General Michael Loh celebrating Military Appreciation Day at the Capitol.
Today, we honored Colorado's men and women who served and are currently serving in our nation's military. Thank you all for your service and sacrifice.  
Myself and Senator Foote and at Housing Colorado's lunch.
Yesterday, I attended Housing Colorado's presentation on affordable housing. Colorado is one of the fastest growing states in the nation and we have some serious growing pains. Housing is becoming unaffordable for too many Coloradans across the state. This session, the legislature is running multiple bills to address the housing crunch. 
Poudre Education Association with me and Representative Kipp.
Earlier this week, the Poudre Education Association spent the day at the Capitol. Great to have you here, let's get rid of the negative factor. 
Touring the National Western Complex.
Last week, I had the honor of touring the new location of the National Western Complex. Colorado State University and its agriculture partners had a huge part of designing the venue.  Here are the objectives of the new National Western Complex: 

  • "Set in motion the creation of a year-round destination to engage local visitors and promote out-of-state tourism in collaboration with partners such as Western Stock Show Association, Colorado State University, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and History Colorado;
  • Advance the City's intent to secure and grow the National Western Stock Show for the next 100 years as the state's largest agriculture convention;
  • Position Denver as a global player in 21st century agricultural issues that will help advance our knowledge around food production, safety, and the expansion of healthy foods at an international scale;
  • Utilize new and improved multi-modal pathways to reconnect Globeville, Elyria, and Swansea and bring life back into these communities."
The Colorado Cattlemen's Association.
Last Wednesday, the Colorado Cattlemen's Association came to the Capitol during their Mid-Winter Conference. Agriculture is the second largest economy in the state and is an integral part of the Colorado way of life.
You are all invited to the upcoming Town Hall at Council Tree Library on Saturday, February 9th from 10am-11:30m. The address is 2733 Council Tree Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525. Senator Ginal and Representative Kipp  will be taking questions . I will be out of town and I will see you at the next one.  
As always, feel free to call me anytime at 970-231-5090 or email me at jeniarndt53@gmail.com.


Representative Jeni Arndt | (303) 866-2917 | jeniarndt53@gmail.com |

Town Hall
Council Tree Library
2733 Council Tree Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Saturday, February 9th