GOP Kills GOP Bill to Drug-Test Public Assistance Recipients

March 29, 2012

March 29, 2012 (Denver) – Under withering criticism from House Democrats, Republicans pulled the plug today on their bill to require applicants for public assistance to pass a drug test to qualify for benefits. Democrats paraded to the well to denounce HB12-1046, sponsored by Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg (R-Sterling), as an unconstitutional presumption of guilt, a waste

GOP Pushes Bill to Help Insurance Firms Cut Payouts

March 23, 2012

March 23, 2012 (Denver) – House Republicans went to bat for big insurance companies today, approving a bill to reduce the amount of money they have to pay on personal injury claims. HB12-1305 would change the statutory interest rate payable on judgments like insurance claims to 2 percentage points above the discount rate charged by the

Bill to Protect Graves from Desecration Wins Initial House OK

March 23, 2012

March 23, 2012 (Denver) – The House advanced a bill today to protect graves from desecration, defeating the Republican leadership’s attempt to gut the bill. HB12-1068, sponsored by Rep. Wes McKinley (D-Cokedale), would require the board of directors of a nonprofit cemetery to include at least one owner of a burial space in that cemetery. The