Keeping Kids out of Jail

May 31, 2017

(May 31) – Rep. Pete Lee’s bill to keep 10- to 12-year-olds out of prison was signed in to law by Gov. John Hickenlooper this afternoon. “We need to take care of our youth and give them the support they need to learn from their mistakes and move on,” said Rep. Lee, D-Colorado Springs. “This

Guv Signs Hospital/Budget Fix

May 30, 2017

(May 30) – A bipartisan measure to save hospitals from devastating budget cuts and begin to address a variety of budget shortcomings was signed into law today by Gov. John Hickenlooper. “It took a lot of work to get to where we are today, but it was time well spent because all Coloradans will benefit,”

House Dems Respond After Mead Explosion

May 26, 2017

House Dems Respond After Mead Explosion   (May 26) – After the tragedy in Mead, Colorado, yesterday afternoon, Majority Leader KC Becker and Rep. Mike Foote issued the following statements: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this tragic explosion,” said Majority Leader Becker, D-Boulder. “This is the second deadly incident in a

Lauded Long Bill a Long Time Coming

May 26, 2017

(May 26) – Gov. John Hickenlooper this morning signed the 2017-2018 state budget, helping to make official the bipartisan spending package that averts many of the cuts feared at the beginning of the 71st General Assembly. The other major component of the package, SB 267, which avoids major cuts to the state’s hospital system, and