Signed: Civil Rights Protections for All Coloradans

May 22, 2018

(May 22) – Closing one of the more drawn-out dramas of the 2018 legislative session, Gov. John Hickenlooper today signed into law Speaker Crisanta Duran’s bill to continue the Colorado Civil Rights Division and the commission that supervises it. “There are times we must plant our feet and stand firm for a just result,” said

Opioids Package Signed by Guv

May 21, 2018

(May 21) – Gov. John Hickenlooper went to Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge today to sign five bills to tackle opioid abuse, which has become the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50. “The war on opioids will not be won overnight, but today we gain some ground,” said Rep.

Becker’s Bill to Protect Against Air Pollution Signed by Governor

May 18, 2018

(May 18) – Governor Hickenlooper signed Majority Leader KC Becker’s bipartisan bill today to increase fees for stationary sources of air pollution. According to recent reports, Colorado continues to suffer from poor air quality. “Protecting Colorado’s air quality isn’t a partisan issue,” Rep. Becker, D-Boulder said. “This bill is about protecting public health, our seniors,

Hick Highlights Dems’ Disaster Response Package

May 18, 2018

Three Bills Address Enforcement and Preparedness Concerning Wildfires (May 18) – Gov. John Hickenlooper joined with sponsors today at a ceremony in Lyons to celebrate a three-bill package to address the threat of wildfires in Colorado. SB18-039, sponsored in the House by Rep. Tony Exum, D-Colorado Springs, continues the Wildfire Matters Review Committee, which was

Duran-Bridges Bill to Advance Students & Colleges Signed by Hickenlooper

May 16, 2018

(May 16) – Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Speaker Crisanta Duran and Rep. Jeff Bridges’ bill today to provide supplemental grants to public colleges and universities across Colorado. The governor signed SB18-262, sponsored by Speaker Duran, D-Denver, and Rep. Bridges, D-Greenwood Village to distribute $16.7 million to public colleges and universities in Colorado. Speaker Duran and

Bipartisan Accord Saves a Strong CCRD

May 10, 2018

(May 9) – After months of wrangling, Democrats finally secured a bipartisan, bicameral agreement tonight that preserves a strong and effective Colorado Civil Rights Division, which each year investigates hundreds of claims of discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on race, gender, disability, sexual orientation and other factors.   “I’m proud that we were able to

Michaelson Jenet’s School Lunch Expansion Bill Headed to Governor

May 9, 2018

(May 8) – The House gave its approval today to a bipartisan bill led by Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet to expand school meal programs. Colorado currently pays a forty-cent copay on reduced price lunches for K-5 students through the School Lunch Protection Program. The bill would expand copay coverage through eighth grade. “Teens who eat

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