Committee Approves Bird Bill to Increase Funding for Schools

February 8, 2019

Bill would invest more marijuana revenue into schools (Feb. 7) — A bill sponsored by Rep. Shannon Bird, D-Westminster, that would require a greater portion of state marijuana tax revenue to go towards school renovation and construction through the Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) program passed the House Education committee. The BEST program helps Colorado

House Committee Approves Esgar Bill Allowing Ease for Transgender Coloradans to Change Birth Certificate

February 7, 2019

(Feb. 6) — A bill sponsored by Rep. Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo that will allow transgender Coloradans to change the gender on their birth certificate and other official identification  documents without undergoing surgery or appearing in front of a judge passed the House Health and Insurance Committee today. “This bill is about personal freedom,” said Rep.

House Passes Tipper & Kennedy’s Bill to Ensure Local Control for Sale of Nicotine Products

February 6, 2019

Bill will help prevent sale of nicotine to minors (Feb. 6) – The House passed a bill today sponsored by Representative Kerry Tipper, D-Lakewood and Representative Chris Kennedy, D-Lakewood to allow local governments to make their own decision regarding the licensing, taxation and assessing of fees for tobacco products. “We should restore local control and

House Committee Approves Bill to Help Renters

February 5, 2019

Titone and Gonzales-Gutierrez’s commonsense bill could help ease housing crunch (Feb. 5) – The House Business Affairs and Labor Committee voted in favor of a bill this morning that would protect renters from unnecessarily high rental application fees. “The high cost of unchecked rental application fees has played a role in exacerbating the affordable housing