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

Unanimous Support for Ferrandino’s State Personnel Reform

March 21, 2012

March 21, 2012 (Denver) – House Democratic Leader Mark Ferrandino’s program to reform and modernize Colorado’s state personnel system won unanimous House approval today. HB12-1321 and HCR12-1001, sponsored by Reps. Ferrandino (D-Denver) and Glenn Vaad (R-Mead), would make a wide range of changes to the personnel system, from expanding the competitive hiring process to implementing merit