House Says Yes to Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne

April 29, 2016

(April 29) – Lieutenant governor nominee Donna Lynne earned final approval from the House with a strong bipartisan 54-11 vote this afternoon. Gov. John Hickenlooper selected Dr. Lynne to serve as lieutenant governor and as chief operating officer for the state. “She has very extensive experience, both in the public and the private sector,” said

Singer Fights for Safety

April 29, 2016

(April 29) – A bill by Rep. Jonathan Singer that would inform parents if their children’s coaches have not gone through background checks passed the House this morning on a 38-27 vote. HB16-1443 requires a youth organization to notify parents of their background check policies for coaches and volunteers. It does not require the organizations

Winter Stands Up for Pregnant Women

April 29, 2016

(April 29) – Rep. Faith Winter’s Colorado Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which protects pregnant employees’ health and ability to work, earned final approval from the House with a bipartisan 40-25 vote this morning. Examples of reasonable accommodations outlined in HB16-1438 include more frequent bathroom breaks, access to a water bottle, seating and, if available, transfer

Zero Suicide

April 28, 2016

(April 28) – A bill by Rep. Brittany Pettersen to implement the Zero Suicide model in order to reduce the rate of suicide in Colorado passed the House Health, Insurance & Environment Committee this evening on an 8-4 vote. “1,058 Coloradans died of suicide in 2014, and that’s 1,058 lives too many,” said Rep. Pettersen.