2016 Opening Day Speech

May 22, 2016

Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst January 13, 2016 OUR COLORADO WAY OF LIFE Members, guests and fellow Coloradans: Welcome to the second regular session of the House of Representatives in the 70th General Assembly. Our counterparts in the 10th General Assembly, back in 1895, were the first to meet in this chamber. Contrary to rumors, I

2016 Legislative Report

May 22, 2016

In this very tight budget year, the legislature passed a budget that avoided the major cuts originally proposed after the November forecast. What this year’s budget accomplished: Increased per-pupil average spending for K-12 schools by $112 to $7,425 Averted a possible $20 million cut to higher education Set transfers to the state’s highway fund at

Guv Signs Esgar ReHire Bill into Law

May 20, 2016

(May 20) – Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Rep. Daneya Esgar’s bill today that will continue the successful ReHire program until 2019. The program has already helped more than 1,000 veterans and adults find work. “When someone gains a job, they also gain confidence, self-sufficiency and stability,” said Rep. Esgar, D-Pueblo. “It’s been amazing to see

Hick, in the Springs, Signs Two Lee Bills

May 20, 2016

(May 20) – Gov. John Hickenlooper made a visit to Colorado Springs today to sign two bills by Rep. Pete Lee that will ensure substance-abuse treatment is available for all probationers with addiction problems and help veterans turn their military skills and training into productive civilian careers. Prior to HB16-1278, courts could only require a