Mitsch Bush I-70 Bill Gains Traction in House

February 26, 2015

(Feb. 26) – On the heels of a snowstorm that caused spinouts that closed Interstate 70 in both directions, Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush’s bill to reduce the number of wintertime traffic tie-ups on the mountain portions of I-70 won the House’s voice-vote approval this morning. HB15-1173, sponsored by Reps. Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, and Bob

Speaker: Good Start, but ‘More Work to Do’ on Oil & Gas Issues

February 25, 2015

(Feb. 25) – Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst reacted today to the recommendations of the oil and gas task force appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper. “I thank the governor for assembling this task force, and I thank its members for their hard work and good-faith efforts to address the issues before it,” said Speaker Hullinghorst, who

Standing Up for Public Safety

February 25, 2015

(Feb. 25) – Over crumbling Republican opposition, the House voted 54-11 this morning to adequately fund a public safety program that is granting driver’s licenses to undocumented Colorado residents. The program was authorized by a state law enacted as a public safety measure in 2013, supported by a broad coalition ranging from the county sheriffs

Holding the Line Against Workplace Discrimination

February 19, 2015

(Feb. 19) – The House Judiciary Committee turned aside a bill this afternoon that would have taken away a legal tool that Colorado workers can now use to protect themselves against blatant, intentional discrimination when they are at work. Colorado law, as amended effective on Jan. 1, allows a court to award punitive damages when