House Dems Welcome Outdoor Retailer Back to Colorado

July 23, 2018

(July 23) – This January, House Democrats welcomed the Outdoor Retailer show to Colorado and today they welcome them back for the Summer Market. The organizers of the Outdoor Retailer show moved the event from Salt Lake City to Denver in recognition of Colorado’s strong support for the outdoor recreation industry, its forward-thinking conservation policies

Esgar, Hansen Question Treasurer’s Office on Funding Delays

July 23, 2018

(July 23) – Amid conflicting statements from the Colorado Treasurer’s office, the Capital Development Committee (CDC) held a hearing today to discuss the status of funding for priority projects. Last week, House Democratic members of the CDC sent a letter to Treasurer Walker Stapleton expressing concerns about his office’s delay in launching funding for capital

‘A Sad Day in America’

June 27, 2018

Duran, Becker Dismayed by Supreme Court Ruling Undermining Collective Bargaining (June 27) – House leaders expressed dismay today after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing public employees to opt out of union dues. “This disappointing ruling is a setback for collective bargaining all across America,” Speaker Crisanta Duran said. “For more than a century, organized

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

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