On the October 22, 2018 edition of Business for Breakfast, host Jimmy Sengenberger interviewed regular show guest Joshua Sharf – in his personal, fedora-wearing capacity – on the revelatory results from a Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) request relative to Colorado Dem. Gov. candidate Jared Polis (representing Colorado’s 2nd CD since 2008).
Records show that, in a 2016 Facebook message exchange with outgoing State Rep. Paul Rosenthal, Rep. Polis encouraged Rosenthal to add a “poison pill” amendment to HB16-1284 – anti-BDS (Boycott, Divests, Sanctions) legislation regarding PERA investments in Israeli stocks, etc. – with the goal to make the Republicans look bad. (The bill passed.) See the relevant messages.
More significant to the 2018 campaign, text messages suggest that Polis spoke by phone with Rosenthal to push him to support HB-1355 – which would have opened up to local control of oil and gas zoning and possibly (among other consequences) major O&G setbacks – even though Polis now claims to oppose Proposition 112’s destructive 2500-foot setback. (The bill failed by one vote in the D-controlled House and would have almost certainly failed in the R-controlled Senate.) This was 2016 – a few years after Polis had pulled his support from a 2000-foot setback measure at the urging of current Governor John Hickenlooper. See the relevant messages.