PERA Reform Signed by Gov. Hickenlooper

June 4, 2018

(June 4) – Gov. John Hickenlooper signed legislation today sponsored by House Majority Leader KC Becker and Rep. Dan Pabon to assure the long-term solvency of ColoradoPERA, the retirement plan for over 560,000 government employees.  “The system was in need of reform to bring it back into solvency, and with billions of tax payer dollars

Keeping ‘Crossover Youth’ From Falling Between the Cracks

April 6, 2018

(April 6) – Rep. Joe Salazar’s bill to integrate and coordinate management of troubled Colorado youth won voice-vote approval in the House today. SB18-154, sponsored in the House by Rep. Salazar, D-Thornton, addresses the special category of “crossover youth,” those young Coloradans who are involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. By requiring

Young Bills to Support Adults with Disabilities Now Law

June 5, 2017

(June 5) – Gov. John Hickenlooper this afternoon signed two bills into law authored by Rep. Dave Young, D-Greeley, to provide better services for intellectually and medically disadvantaged residents across the state. The first bill signed, HB17-1343, addresses the potential conflict that is present when an organization that determines eligibility and the kinds of services

Help for Those Who Help Abused Children

April 18, 2017

(April 18) – The House gave overwhelming bipartisan approval this morning to an effort to get a handle on the alarmingly high rate of turnover among child welfare caseworkers. The traumatic stress of regular exposure to young victims of violence and abuse reduces the average length of employment for child welfare workers to about three

Helping Those Who Help Abused Children

April 12, 2017

(April 11) – An effort to get a handle on the alarmingly high rate of turnover among child welfare caseworkers was launched successfully today in the House Public Health & Human Services Committee. The national average length of employment for child welfare workers is about three years. This is of concern to the workers, who