Love Wins

June 26, 2015

(June 26) – Today’s 5-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that the Constitution guarantees the right to marriage equality in all 50 states affirms Colorado’s quick evolution on the issue. In 2006, Colorado voters defeated Referendum I, which would have granted legal standing to domestic partnerships, and passed Amendment 43, defining marriage as only

Duran Named to National Latino Group’s Board

June 23, 2015

(June 23) – Majority Leader Crisanta Duran has been elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. Rep. Duran, D-Denver, was one of seven board members elected on June 20 in Las Vegas, where 1,200 Latino policymakers had gathered for the group’s 32nd annual conference. “I’m honored

CO Economic Outlook Still Rosy, But Budget Cuts Loom

June 19, 2015

(June 19) – Colorado’s economy will continue to expand, but the state government will go from being $831 million under budget to being $181 million over budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year, which begins next month, the legislature’s chief economist predicted today. “Though these forecasts will undoubtedly move up or down, it looks like we’ll

Mitsch Bush Wins CO Livestock Association Award

June 18, 2015

(June 18) – Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, has been recognized by the Colorado Livestock Association for her support of agriculture. “In the legislature there are statesmen and there are politicians,” said Steve Holdren, a lobbyist for the association who presented a plaque to Rep. Mitsch Bush on Wednesday at the group’s annual meeting