Rep. Michaelson Jenet Honored for Mental Health Efforts

August 1, 2018

(Aug. 1) – Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet, D-Commerce City, was recently honored by two leading mental health advocacy groups for her efforts to expand access to care and treatment for Coloradans. Rep. Michaelson Jenet recently received the inaugural “Friend of Psychology” award from the Colorado Psychological Association in recognition of her bill entering Colorado into

Duran & Becker’s Statement on Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee

July 10, 2018

(July 9) – Speaker Crisanta Duran and Majority Leader KC Becker released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nominee to the United States Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. “The fate of civil and voting rights, reproductive freedoms and worker protections all hang in the balance with this Supreme Court nominee,” said Speaker Duran, D-Denver. “There’s

Opioids Package Signed by Guv

May 21, 2018

(May 21) – Gov. John Hickenlooper went to Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge today to sign five bills to tackle opioid abuse, which has become the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50. “The war on opioids will not be won overnight, but today we gain some ground,” said Rep.

Michaelson Jenet Youth Suicide Prevention Bill Advances

March 14, 2018

(March 13) – Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet’s bill to address youth suicide passed the House Public Health & Human Services Committee tonight. HB18-1177, sponsored by Rep. Michaelson Jenet, D-Commerce City, enlists nonprofit groups in a training program and a statewide awareness campaign on youth suicide prevention. It also reduces, from 15 to 12, the age

Solutions on Substance Use Disorders

March 14, 2018

(March 13) – Three bills that are part of the House Democrats’ effort to combat the epidemic of opioid addiction in Colorado began their journey through the legislative process today, winning broad bipartisan support. “I’m proud to support measures that will give thousands of Colorado families more opportunities to fight for their lives against this

6 Bills on Runway to Address Opioid Epidemic

October 31, 2017

(Oct. 31) – The legislative Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee voted today to move forward with a six-bill package of legislation that seeks to prevent opioid addictions, intervene early when possible and make sure people seeking help are able to get the help they need. Today’s votes, with strong bipartisan support,

Pettersen Bills to Increase Equity for Kids and Combat Opioid Abuse Now Law

June 2, 2017

(June 2) – Gov. John Hickenlooper this morning signed into law two groundbreaking bills by Rep. Brittany Pettersen to solve a statewide issue about mill levy funding while also increasing accountability for schools and to combat opioid addiction through inpatient treatment. Gov. Hickenlooper joined advocates at Rocky Mountain Prep Southwest to sign HB17-1375, the first

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