Three Ginal Bills Now Law

June 5, 2017

(June 5) – Three bills by Rep. Joann Ginal, D-Fort Collins, were signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper this afternoon. The first, HB17-1282, will help keep qualified veterinarians working in Colorado while helping them pay off student debt. The second, SB17-091, will make home-based health care easier to access. The third, SB17-278, prohibits the

2017 Opening Day Speech

May 22, 2017

Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran January 11, 2017 Thank you all for joining us today as we begin the 71st General Assembly. I’d like start off by recognizing some of the former elected officials who are here with us, including The Honorable Wellington and Wilma Webb. Former lieutenant governor Gail Schoettler. Former speakers Mark

House OKs the Long Bill

April 7, 2017

  (April 7) – After a debate that began at lunchtime Thursday, the House gave preliminary approval this morning to a balanced state budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year, which begins July 1. “This budget achieves a delicate balance between a variety of worthy and competing priorities,” said Rep. Millie Hamner, D-Dillon, vice chairwoman of

Regulatory Reform Bill Passes House

April 3, 2017

  (April 3) – After years of failed partisan efforts, Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp’s bill to give state agencies the ability to waive penalties for small businesses for minor infractions of state regulations passed the House this morning. The vote was 41-22, with five Republicans joining every Democrat in supporting the common-sense proposal. “Regulatory reform has