Senate Republicans Blocked a Bill to Address Sexual Misconduct in Higher Education (Nov. 16) – Secretary Betsy DeVos and the federal Department of Education released guidance regarding campus sexual assault and misconduct under Title IX that would make it harder for victims to achieve justice and more difficult to hold institutions accountable for mishandling complaints.
(Nov. 13) – Today, Speaker-designate KC Becker appointed Rep. Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo and Rep. Chris Hansen, D-Denver to serve on the Joint Budget Committee for the 72nd General Assembly. “Coloradans in rural, urban and suburban communities will be well served with Reps. Esgar and Hansen at the helm of the JBC, as proven leaders who
(Nov. 8) – Members of the bipartisan Executive Committee unanimously approved a new Interim Workplace Harassment Policy recommended by the Legislative Workplace Interim Study Committee today. This is the first step towards a reformed process recommended by the bipartisan committee to improve the culture at the Capitol and the process for resolving workplace harassment issues. “Taking
House Dems Majority Grew Substantially, With Returns Still Coming In(Nov. 8) – Earning the support of her colleagues, KC Becker was designated this afternoon by the House Democratic caucus to become the next Speaker of the House. Speaker-designate Becker served as Majority Leader in the 71st General Assembly, helping shepherd the House through two of
(Nov. 6) – Coloradans voted in favor of Democratic control of the Colorado House of Representatives on Tuesday. With returns still rolling in, it looked like the House will assemble on Jan. 4 with at least 38 Democrats – and with four races too close to call, the number could even expand up to 42.
(Nov. 1) – Governor John Hickenlooper released his final budget request for FY 2019-20 today. During the 2018 legislative session, House Democrats successfully worked across the aisle to deliver on their commitments to hardworking Colorado families and to responsibly invest in education funding and infrastructure. House Democratic leadership applauded proposals in the budget request that
Kraft-Tharp Chairs Sales and Use Tax Simplification Task Force (Oct. 30) – Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp received an Outstanding Achievement in State Tax Reform Award from the Tax Foundation today. Recipients include three governors, eight other state legislators, nine members of the District of Columbia Council, and a county commissioner, with recipients representing both major political
(Oct. 19) – Today, Colorado House Speaker Crisanta Duran joined State Rep. Chris Kennedy, Denver City Councilman Albus Brooks, and Coloradans with pre-existing conditions at the Colorado State Capitol to speak out against the devastating repercussions of health care repeal. You can watch the full event here. The event was part of Protect Our Care’s
Executive Committee to Review Recommendations at a Later Date (Oct. 19) – The Legislative Workplace Interim Study Committee held its final hearing on October 11th and approved a set of recommendations outlining a new process for handling workplace harassment complaints and improving workplace culture at the Capitol. The hearing focused on reviewing the recommendations the
GOP Injects Partisanship Into Interim Committee Process (Oct. 15) – Today, Republican members of the Legislative Council Committee struck down multiple bills that would have helped rural Colorado, taking an unexpectedly partisan turn in a process that is usually relatively routine. The bills put forth by the interim committees were the result of months of