and if republicans controlled all three branches of Colorado government we would see a rash of anti science and anti women bills. That's the way it works...
Maketa never names the person who sent him the email or the person or legislator who connected sheriffs' pay with gun control legislation.
Senate President John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, said he's furious with Maketa's allegations, calling them hearsay.
"The allegations are completely, totally, utterly false and fabricated," Morse said. "And for one of the top law enforcement officials in our community to make such baseless allegations disturbs me deeply."
Morse said he has contacted other top leaders in the Senate about the allegations.
"(Maketa) knows there's no factual basis to it because he hasn't checked the facts himself," Morse said. "He's in law enforcement so he knows, you always check first and then make your allegations. This is just so out of character."
Morse went on to point out that no senator, Democrat or Republican, has introduced a bill that would raise the pay of county officials.
"I'm not in favor of that bill, but I'm happy to help (Republicans) get it introduced and see if they can get it accomplished," Morse said. "I think with everything families are suffering right now, people like Sheriff Maketa making $111,000 are doing just fine." http://www.krdo.com/news/Sheriff-Maketa-Democ...