Women’s Health Equity Bill Passes House

March 29, 2016

(March 29) – A bill by Reps. Susan Lontine and Daneya Esgar to improve women’s access to the best contraceptive method according to individual health needs earned final approval from the House on a 35-30 vote this morning. HB16-1294 clarifies that under the Affordable Care Act, Colorado women have access to the full range of

Pay Transparency Act Passes House

March 29, 2016

(March 29) – The Pay Transparency Act, sponsored by Reps. Jessie Danielson and Joe Salazar, passed the House with a bipartisan 40-25 vote on third reading this morning. HB16-1156 expands protection to all employees in the state who wish to discuss wages with their coworkers in order to promote transparency and end pay discrimination. “This

Giving Women the Freedom to Choose What Works Best

March 28, 2016

(March 28) – A bill by Reps. Susan Lontine and Daneya Esgar to improve women’s access to suitable contraceptive methods advanced over Republican opposition on second reading this morning. HB16-1294 clarifies that under the Affordable Care Act, Colorado women have access to the full range of contraceptive drugs and devices approved by the federal Food

Closing the Wage Gap

March 28, 2016

(March 28) –House Democrats took two important steps forward to close the wage gap this morning. Fair Pay from the Start, HB16-1166, earned final approval from the House with a 34-31 party-line vote on third reading. The Pay Transparency Act, HB16-1156, was given voice-vote approval on second reading. Fair Pay from the Start, sponsored by