Esgar, Garcia Commemorate USS Pueblo

January 30, 2015

(Jan. 30) – The House today adopted by acclamation a resolution sponsored by Rep. Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo, and Sen. Leroy Garcia, D-Pueblo, commemorating North Korea’s capture of the spy ship USS Pueblo in 1968. Rep. Esgar and Sen. Garcia were the lead House and Senate sponsors of this year’s resolution, which calls on the North

Esgar: ‘Pueblo Is Tough, and We’ll Get Through This’

January 29, 2015

(Jan. 29) – After two Pueblo companies announced that they are laying off about 450 employees, Rep. Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo, said she will redouble her efforts to bring good jobs to the city. “Pueblo is tough, and we’ll get through this,” Rep. Esgar said. “But there’s no denying that this is a setback for our

= Pay = Work Is Back in Play

January 29, 2015

(Jan. 29) – Rep. Jessie Danielson’s bill to continue the state’s effort to end pay inequities between women and men doing equal work passed its first test today on a party-line 7-6 vote in the House Business Affairs & Labor Committee. Senate Republicans voted last week to eliminate the state’s Pay Equity Commission, the only

‘More Time Learning, Less Time Prepping for a Test’

January 28, 2015

(Jan. 28) – Reps. John Buckner, D-Aurora, and Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood, the chairman and vice chairwoman of the House Education Committee, issued statements today after a hearing at which the state Standards and Assessments Task Force released its report on Colorado’s K-12 academic testing standards. “The task force’s report is the product of a rigorous