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

Benavidez Bill Boosting Construction Jobs Passes House

April 2, 2018

(April 2) – Rep. Adrienne Benavidez’s bill to spur workforce development in the construction trades passed the House today. Colorado will need upwards of 30,000 construction workers in the next 20 years, but the industry is struggling to find enough skilled workers to meet the need. HB-1278, sponsored by Rep. Benavidez, D-Adams County, will help

House Dems Push for Fairness & Transparency in Arbitration

March 23, 2018

(March 23) – The House passed two bills today to protect Colorado consumers and ensure fairness and transparency in arbitration.  HB18-1262, the Arbitration Transparency Act sponsored by Reps. Dominique Jackson, D-Aurora, and Dylan Roberts, D-Eagle creates basic transparency and record keeping requirements for arbitration service providers, so that the public may see an arbitrator’s list

Duran’s Affordable Housing Expansion Advances

March 19, 2018

(March 19) – A bipartisan bill to expand a tax credit to make housing more affordable for more Coloradans made a successful debut in the House today. SB18-007, sponsored in the House by Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, and Rep. Jon Becker, R-Fort Morgan, passed the House Finance Committee on a vote of 10-3. “This bill

House Passes RTD Marijuana Tax Fix

February 12, 2018

(Feb. 9) — The House amended and passed SB18-088 today, sending it back to the Senate for approval. “We’re one step closer to this vital fix for special districts becoming law. I call on my colleagues in the Senate to swiftly pass this bill so these districts can finally have some relief,” said Majority Leader

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