Duran Takes Over as JBC Chair

November 7, 2013

(Nov. 7) – Rep. Crisanta Duran took over as chairwoman of the legislature’s powerful Joint Budget Committee today as Gov. John Hickenlooper appeared before the panel to discuss his 2014-15 budget proposal. “Last year we worked in a bipartisan way to really come up with a strong budget for the state of Colorado, while also

Flood Disaster Study Committee Gets to Work

November 5, 2013

(Nov. 5) – The legislative Flood Disaster Study Committee began its inaugural hearing this morning, taking testimony from state and federal government agencies and the general public as it began to gather information on the scope of  September’s Front Range flooding with a view toward crafting legislation that will improve the state’s response to the

New House Member KC Becker Takes the Oath

November 4, 2013

(Nov. 4) – Rep. KC Becker was sworn in this morning, officially becoming the newest member of the state House of Representatives. Rep. Becker (D-Boulder) took the oath of office at the House podium. Chief Justice Michael Bender of the Colorado Supreme Court administered the oath before an audience that included Speaker Mark Ferrandino and

Hick’s Budget Proposal Gets Good Early Reviews

November 4, 2013

(Nov. 1) – Two leading House Democrats responded to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s 2014-2015 budget outline with positive reviews.  The House Democrats’ comments come in response to the Hickenlooper administration’s letter and press release articulating the Governor’s priorities for the 2014-2015 budget. “Governor Hickenlooper has demonstrated leadership these past three years on Colorado’s budget,” said Rep.