Preparing Kids for Good Jobs in the Modern Economy

June 6, 2018

(June 5) – Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bipartisan career development bill today sponsored by Rep. Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo, which extends a successful program to prepare students for good jobs through training programs, apprenticeships and internships. “Smartly investing in career development programs will grow our economy and help train Colorado students for the jobs of

Coleman’s Bills to Help Grow Teachers & Cut Cost of Child Care Signed Into Law

May 30, 2018

(May 30) – Rep. James Coleman’s top priorities this session were to help Colorado educators and parents. Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed Coleman’s bills to increase the availability of quality child care providers in Colorado and produce more teachers. Today, Gov. Hickenlooper signed HB18-1004, to extend a tax credit for donations to child care facilities.  “Coloradans deserve

House Passes Local Control for Minimum Wage

April 26, 2018

(April 26) – A bill to allow counties and cities to increase the minimum wage in their localities beyond the state minimum wage, currently $10.20 an hour, passed the House today. HB18-1368, sponsored by Reps. Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, and Jovan Melton, D-Aurora, would allow local governments to adjust their minimum wage to more effectively

House Passes Climate Change Preparedness Bill

April 24, 2018

(April 24) – House Democrats passed a bill today to better prepare Colorado for the impacts of climate change. HB18-1297, sponsored by Reps. Faith Winter, D-Westminster, and Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood, directs the Colorado Resiliency and Recovery Office to develop a toolkit to help Colorado communities and individuals to be less susceptible to wildfires, floods and

Equal Pay Bills Take Next Steps

April 24, 2018

(April 23) – The House Finance Committee approved two bills today to help close the wage gap in Colorado. Currently, the gender wage gap is projected to not close until 2057 in Colorado and 2059 nationally. “Women are the sole breadwinners in seventy-five percent of hardworking families in Colorado,” Rep. Buckner said. “We are fighting for

Danielson’s Apprenticeship Bill to Connect Coloradans to Jobs & Opportunity Passes House 

April 14, 2018

(April 13) – Rep. Jessie Danielson’s bill to better connect Coloradans to vocational and technical training opportunities passed the House on second reading today. “Colorado needs more trained workers and these apprenticeships pave a path to good-paying jobs in stable careers,” said Rep. Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge. “By creating more opportunities to find available vocational technical training and apprenticeships, we are

Long-Term Stability for CO Open Spaces Program

April 12, 2018

(April 12) – The House gave preliminary approval today to Rep. Jeni Arndt’s bill to create a stable funding stream for Colorado’s highly successful program to preserve and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities.  SB18-066, sponsored in the House by Reps. Arndt, D-Fort Collins, and Cole Wist, R-Centennial, extends the state lottery division through 2049. Lottery proceeds

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