Duran: ‘This Glitch Is Hurting Real People’

September 22, 2017

(Sept. 22) — In a statement today, Speaker Crisanta Duran emphasized the human impact of the special districts revenue error that triggered Gov. John Hickenlooper’s call for a special session of the legislature, and called on legislators to come together to fix the unintended omission. Here is Speaker Duran’s statement: “All the grumbling and finger-pointing

CO Economic Forecasts Call for Smooth Sailing

September 20, 2017

(Sept. 20) – The leading economists in the state government are predicting a short-term uptick in the Colorado economy and a longer-term trend of continued steady though modest economic growth in Colorado and for the nation as a whole, with continued low unemployment in the state and a low risk of nationwide recession. Appearing this

Duran Names Kelly Watkins Chief of Staff

September 19, 2017

(Sept. 19) – Kelly Watkins is Speaker Crisanta Duran’s new chief of staff, the speaker announced today. “No one in Colorado state government works harder and smarter than Kelly,” Speaker Duran said. “We make a good team, and I am thrilled to have her take on this lead role as we head into the 2018

Support for Hick’s Challenge to DACA Repeal

September 13, 2017

(Sept. 13) – The Colorado Democratic Latin@ Legislative Caucus praised the decision announced today by Gov. John Hickenlooper to add Colorado to the list of states challenging the Trump administration’s repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The caucus also joined with Latino legislative leaders across the country in pushing for action on