A Bipartisan Path Forward on Redistricting

May 4, 2018

(May 4) – The House gave strong bipartisan support today to a pair of measures to revamp the process of congressional redistricting and legislative reapportionment, encouraging the creation of competitive districts and taking steps to prevent gerrymandering. “These measures are more than just a truce by both parties in the once-per-decade exercise in adjusting legislative

Cutting Confusion in CO Primary Elections

May 10, 2017

(May 9) – A bipartisan bill to implement voter-mandated changes in the way Colorado conducts primary elections passed unanimously through the House tonight. SB17-305, sponsored in the House by Reps. Mike Foote, D-Lafayette, and Patrick Neville, R-Castle Rock, implements Proposition 107 and 108, which were passed by Colorado voters last November and allow unaffiliated voters

Making the Next President Easier to See

April 21, 2017

(April 21) – A bill to expand the information available to Coloradans voting for president passed the House today. HB17-1328, sponsored by Reps. Edie Hooton, D-Boulder and Chris Hansen, D-Denver, would require presidential and vice presidential candidates to release five years of their tax returns in order to qualify for the ballot in Colorado in

Fairness in State School Board Elections

June 8, 2016

(June 8) – A bipartisan bill by Reps. KC Becker and Brittany Pettersen to ensure fairness and accountability in state school board elections was signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper this afternoon after passing both chambers unanimously. HB16-1282 adds regular biennial school elections to the Fair Campaign Practices Act, which outlines disclosure requirements, contribution

Every Vote Counts

April 18, 2016

(April 18) – A bill by Rep. Su Ryden, D-Aurora, that would allow Coloradans to mail their November ballots free of charge earned final approval from the House this morning on a 35-29 vote. “Voting is a fundamental right of Americans,” said Rep. Ryden. “This is a bill that will allow even more voter choice

Voting Made Easier

April 15, 2016

(April 15) – A bill by Rep. Su Ryden, D-Aurora, that would allow Coloradans to mail their November ballots free of charge passed the House on second reading this morning. “Voting is a fundamental right of Americans,” said Rep. Ryden. “This is a bill that will allow even more voter choice as we go forward