‘A Sad Day in America’

June 27, 2018

Duran, Becker Dismayed by Supreme Court Ruling Undermining Collective Bargaining (June 27) – House leaders expressed dismay today after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing public employees to opt out of union dues. “This disappointing ruling is a setback for collective bargaining all across America,” Speaker Crisanta Duran said. “For more than a century, organized

SCOTUS Muslim Ban Decision Sends Wrong Message

June 26, 2018

(June 26) – In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court rejected a challenge to President Trump’s travel ban that discriminates against people from Muslim majority countries. “It is deeply disappointing that the highest court in the land just ruled in favor of discrimination,” said Speaker Duran, D-Denver. “Whether it’s banning Muslims from our shores or

JBC Reaffirms Commitment to Corrections Reform

June 20, 2018

(June 20) – Today, members of the Joint Budget Committee reaffirmed the work from the 2018 legislative session on pushing for meaningful reforms in Colorado’s corrections system to address prison population and capacity needs.   The Joint Budget Committee (JBC) met today to hear the quarterly revenue forecast and to consider interim supplemental requests, including