‘Personhood’ Bill Fizzles

January 30, 2014

(Jan. 30) – House Republicans’ annual assault on women’s reproductive rights misfired today when the Judiciary Committee voted 6-4 to reject a bill that would have created a definition of “personhood” in Colorado’s statutes. HB14-1049, by Rep. Janak Joshi (D-Colorado Springs), would have made “death or injury to an unborn member of the species homo

GOP Win(d)less on Renewable Energy Rollbacks

January 30, 2014

(Jan. 30) – A second Republican effort to increase Colorado’s reliance on polluting fossil fuels ran out of gas today in the House Transportation & Energy Committee. HB14-1113 was an effort by Rep. Ray Scott (R-Grand Junction) to slash the state’s renewable energy standard to a uniform 15 percent. Currently, electrical providers in urban areas

Flood Recovery Bills Receive House Support

January 30, 2014

(Jan. 30) – Two Flood Disaster Study Committee bills received strong bipartisan support today in the House. The first bill, sponsored by Reps. Dave Young (D-Greeley) and Jerry Sonneberg (R-Sterling), passed the House this morning on a 61-2 bipartisan vote. The bill will exempt a landowner from going to water court in order to move

Bipartisan Disaster Relief Package Moves Forward

January 29, 2014

(Jan. 29) – Four disaster relief and prevention bills passed with bipartisan support in committee today. Two of the bills dealt specifically with wildfire prevention while the other two emerged from the Flood Disaster Study Committee. HB14-1009, sponsored by Rep. Tony Exum (D-Colorado Springs), will create a tax credit up to $2,500 for homeowners who