A First for State’s New Restorative Justice Law

May 31, 2012

(Denver) – Sharletta Evans’ first question for the killer of her child was, “Will you say a prayer for us?” Raymond Johnson said a prayer, and Evans did likewise as they began the first victim-offender dialogue ever held in a Colorado prison. Evans’ 3-year-old toddler, Casson, was killed in 1995 in a drive-by shooting in

It’s Not Over Till It’s Over. And Now, It’s Over

May 16, 2012

May 16, 2012 (Denver) – As the 2012 legislative session came to a close today, House Democratic Leader Mark Ferrandino urged the public to judge it by its achievements, not by the 11th-hour breakdown of the democratic process engineered by Speaker Frank McNulty to kill a civil unions bill. “I don’t want the outcome on civil

House OKs Pabon’s Bill to Save CO Businesses $$$

May 15, 2012

May 15, 2012 (Denver) – A bill to save Colorado employers $5 million a year passed the full House today as the legislature continued its special-session CPR on bills strangled last week by Speaker Frank McNulty. HB12S-1002, sponsored by Reps. Dan Pabon (D-Denver) and Larry Liston (R-Colorado Springs), was approved unanimously by the House and sent

Really? Seriously? Why?

May 15, 2012

May 15, 2012 (Denver) – Speaker Frank McNulty’s kill committee voted 5-4 today to defeat a measure aimed at stripping the state constitution of language the courts have found unconstitutional. SCR12S-001 would have allowed Colorado voters to remove from the state constitution a number of provisions that are obsolete or have been struck down by the