Winter’s Family Leave Bill Gets a Bump From Trump

January 31, 2018

(Jan. 31) – Rep. Faith Winter sat up in her chair Tuesday night when President Donald Trump, in his State of the Union speech, said, “let’s support working families by supporting paid family leave.”  A bill sponsored by Reps. Winter, D-Westminster, and Matt Gray, D-Broomfield, creating exactly such a family medical leave insurance program in Colorado was

ICYMI: GOP’s Attempted K-12 Money Grab

January 31, 2018

JBC Dems Defeat Republican Effort to Pull $103.9 Million From School Funding   (Jan. 31) – Democrats on the Joint Budget Committee have beaten back a Republican effort to divert more than $100 million from K-12 education.   Tuesday afternoon, while considering whether to adjust the current 2017-18 fiscal year budget to account for increases in

Hooton Bill to Tackle Youth Homelessness Clears Committee 

January 31, 2018

(Jan. 30) –  Today, the House Public Health Care & Human Services Committee passed HB18-1021 – Task Force For Youth Experiencing Homelessness, introduced by Rep. Edie Hooton. This important bill would establish a task force to tackle the issue of youth homelessness in Colorado.  “In spite of everyone’s best efforts, the number of homeless youth

House Observes Military Appreciation Day

January 26, 2018

(Jan. 26) – Joined by scores of veterans and active military personnel, including a Coloradan who survived the sinking of the U.S.S. Arizona, the Colorado House of Representatives observed Military, Veterans and MIA/POW Appreciation Day today. “Today and every day we honor our veterans and members of our military. Thank you for your service to