Bill to Protect Victims of Sexual Assault & Stalking Passes House

February 15, 2017

(Feb. 15) –Rep. Dominique Jackson’s bipartisan bill to allow victims of  stalking, sexual assault and domestic violence to break their leases to  flee their attackers and protect their safety earned final approval from  the House this morning on a 62-3 vote. HB17-1035, also sponsored by Sen. John Cooke, R-Greeley, adds victims of  sexual assault and

Dems Kill GOP Effort to Undermine Key Disease Research

February 15, 2017

(Feb. 15) – Democrats on the House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee killed a bill today that would have barred Colorado’s public colleges and universities from “purchase or trafficking” of fetal tissues, which have been used in medical research for 80 years. Witnesses testifying against HB17-1099 noted that fetal tissues are voluntarily donated, not

Boulder Delegation Pans Coffman’s O&G Lawsuit

February 14, 2017

(Feb. 14) – All five members of Boulder County’s House delegation took state Attorney General Cynthia Coffman to task today after she sued the county in an attempt to overturn its moratorium on oil and gas development. “It’s virtually unheard-of for the state to sue on behalf of a private industry,” said Majority Leader KC

Ending the Tampon Tax

February 13, 2017

(Feb. 13) – A bipartisan bill by Rep. Susan Lontine, D-Denver, to eliminate the state sales tax on necessary feminine hygiene products passed the House Finance Committee today on a 7-6 vote. “Having a period is not a choice, and these products are a necessity,” said Rep. Lontine. “We shouldn’t tax a woman for being