GOP Votes Against Families

April 28, 2017

(April 28) – Republicans on the Legislative Council this afternoon voted against collaborating to solve issues relating to affordable housing, affordable healthcare, utility rates and child welfare. “It’s shocking to me that in a time when Colorado families are facing higher housing costs and challenges affording health care, Republicans have voted lockstep to shut down

Fighting for Homes Coloradans Can Afford

April 28, 2017

(April 28) – The House gave approval to three bills today that address access to affordable housing and protections for Colorado renters and buyers. HB17-1309, sponsored by Reps. Faith Winter and Dominique Jackson, creates a sustainable source of funding to be administered by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority to create and rehabilitate more housing

A Better Criminal Justice System

April 28, 2017

(April 28) – Rep. Pete Lee’s campaign to make Colorado’s criminal justice system into a model for the rest of the nation advanced on four fronts today. Receiving voice-vote approval was HB17-1329, which Rep. Lee, D-Colorado Springs, is sponsoring with Rep. Lois Landgraf, R-Fountain. On the heels of a highly critical report detailing excessive abuse

Healthcare Trifecta Passes House

April 28, 2017

(April 28) – The House passed three bills today to control healthcare costs and expand health insurance options in Colorado. HB17-1318, sponsored by Rep. Joann Ginal, D-Fort Collins, would require the state to produce an annual report, from data supplied by health insurers, on pharmaceutical costs trends, including the most-prescribed and highest-cost drugs. “We know