Committee OKs Bill to Avert Budget Crisis

April 30, 2015

(April 30) – The House Health, Insurance & Environment Committee gave its approval this afternoon to Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst’s bill to allow the state government to continue to provide adequate services to a growing and increasingly prosperous Colorado. HB15-1389, sponsored by the speaker and Rep. Lois Court, D-Denver, would turn the state’s hospital provider

Affordable Housing Package Moves Forward

April 29, 2015

(April 29) – A three-bill package sponsored by Rep. Max Tyler to ease the state’s affordable housing crunch won committee approval today. “The scarcity of affordable housing is one of Colorado’s most pressing problems, and it’s a major obstacle to our goal of growing and strengthening the middle class,” said Rep. Tyler, D-Lakewood. “Unlike other

Bipartisan Committee Support for PERA Fix

April 29, 2015

(April 29) – The House Finance Committee voted 10-1 this evening to pass a bipartisan bill by Speaker Pro Tem Dan Pabon, D-Denver, allowing Colorado PERA to capitalize on current low interest rates to increase long-term returns with no cost to Colorado taxpayers. Colorado’s Public Employees’ Retirement Association currently has $25 billion in unfunded pension

Slashing the ‘Fiscal Thicket’

April 29, 2015

(April 29) – A bill to give the state government some breathing room to deliver services to a growing and increasingly prosperous Colorado was introduced this afternoon. HB15-1389, sponsored by Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst and Rep. Lois Court, D-Denver, would turn the state’s hospital provider fee into a state enterprise, exempting it from the state