House Committee Approves Hospital Transparency & ER Licensing Bills

January 17, 2019

State Ships Nearly $3 billion in State & Federal Dollars to Hospitals Every Year (Jan. 16) – The House Health and Insurance Committee approved two bills to increase transparency for health care costs in Colorado’s hospitals and improve safety at emergency room departments. “This bill is focused on ensuring transparency for consumers and for policymakers

JOINT PRESS RELEASE: JBC Dems on Governor’s Budget Proposal

January 16, 2019

(Jan. 16) – Democratic members of the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) welcomed Gov. Jared Polis’ first budget proposal this afternoon. In response to the budget proposal, members of the JBC released the following statements: “After meeting with Gov. Polis to learn more about his budget proposal, I believe his ideas are a solid blueprint which

Education Committee Clears Kraft-Tharp’s SHOP Act

January 16, 2019

Bill would bring SHOP classes back to schools (Jan. 15) – The House Education Committee passed Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp’s bill today to permit more schools to apply for  Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) grants for new or rebuilt Career and Technical Education (CTE) facilities. This bill is intended to provide resources and opportunities for kids

Sirota’s Campaign Finance Bill Passes Committee

January 15, 2019

(Jan. 15) – Rep. Emily Sirota’s bill to limit contributions for county offices passed the House State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee today. “Colorado’s election system should provide a level playing field for all. Every candidate should have a shot – not just those with wealthy friends – but in county races, we often see