Dems Introduce Housing Package

March 31, 2017

(March 31) – House Democrats announced the introduction of four House bills, one Senate bill, and an interim committee request that address access to affordable housing and protections for renters and buyers. The first bill creates a sustainable source of funding to be administered by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority to create and rehabilitate

Bipartisan Blastoff for Transportation Fix

March 31, 2017

  (March 31) – The House gave bipartisan backing today to a sweeping program to repair and expand Colorado’s crumbling transportation system. “We have reached an important milepost for the future of our state,” Speaker Crisanta Duran said after the 41-24 vote in favor of the most far-reaching bill of the session. HB17-1242, sponsored by

States’ Rights Bill Passes House

March 30, 2017

(March 30) – A bill by Reps. Joe Salazar and Daneya Esgar to protect Coloradans from overreaching federal programs targeting religious or ethnic communities passed out of the House this morning with a party-line 37-28 vote. “As this bill moves to the Senate, I hope to see my colleagues come together around this legislation that

Boosting Retirement Security for PERA Members

March 29, 2017

(March 29) – Majority Leader KC Becker’s bipartisan bill to improve retirement security for employees of the state Judicial Division passed the House Finance Committee this morning. Contributions to PERA from the Judicial Division have not increased since 2010, unlike all other PERA divisions. HB17-1265, sponsored by Reps. Becker, D-Boulder, and Dan Nordberg, R-Colorado Springs,