Exum Trifecta

April 27, 2018

(April 26) – Three bills sponsored by Rep. Tony Exum Sr. won the House’s voice-vote approval tonight. HB18-1316, sponsored by Reps. Exum, D-Colorado Springs, and Dan Pabon, D-Denver, continues the WORK Act, first sponsored by Rep. Pabon in 2015 and now recognized as one of the best workforce development programs in the country. The program

When Minimum Wage Is Not Enough

April 18, 2018

(April 18) – The House Local Government Committee advanced a bill today to allow counties and cities to increase the minimum wage in their localities beyond the state minimum wage, currently $10.20 an hour. HB18-1368, sponsored by Reps. Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, and Jovan Melton, D-Aurora, would allow local governments to adjust their minimum wage

House Passes Family Leave

April 16, 2018

(April 16) – A bill to create a Colorado insurance pool to provide paid medical leave to workers after childbirth, or to deal with their own serious illnesses of those of close family members, passed the House today. The family medical leave insurance program, sponsored by Reps. Faith Winter, D-Westminster, and Matt Gray, D-Broomfield, would

Herod’s Bipartisan Bill to Protect Coloradans Selling Motor Vehicles Clears Committee

March 8, 2018

(March 8) – The House Transportation & Energy Committee unanimously approved Rep. Leslie Herod’s bill today to report the transfer of ownership from the sale of a motor vehicle. Coloradans are vulnerable to liability after the sale of a motor vehicle if the current owner fails to  register the sale with the department of revenue.

Dems Stand Up for Women’s Rights

February 23, 2018

Health Committee Rejects 1st of 2 GOP Attempts to Restrict a Woman’s Right to Choose (Feb. 22) – Democrats on the House Health, Insurance & Environment Committee defeated a bill today that was intended to put unreasonable restrictions on a woman’s right to choose. HB18-1082, sponsored by Rep. Lori Saine, R-Firestone, was designed to interpose government

House Passes Duran’s Consumer Credit Protection Bill

February 14, 2018

(Feb. 14) – Speaker Crisanta Duran’s bipartisan bill to enhance protections for children against fraud and identity theft received the voice-vote approval of the House of Representatives this morning. In the wake of recent data breaches, it is more important than ever for consumers to have the tools to protect themselves. “Many of us take

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