House Dems Continue Rollout of 2012 Jobs Agenda

January 8, 2012

Dems announce ‘Skills for Jobs’ Act to help Coloradans find jobs that match their skills January 8, 2012 (Denver) – House Democrats continued rolling out their 2012 jobs agenda today with a bill that will make it easier for private industry and the state’s educational institutions to work together to connect Coloradans to good jobs.

Committee Assignments Shift for 12 House Democrats

December 28, 2011

December 28, 2011 (Denver) – In preparation for the legislative session beginning Jan. 11, House Democratic Leader Mark Ferrandino adjusted his lineup today, changing committee assignments for 12 of the 32 members of the House Democratic caucus. Here are the changes, conveyed in a letter to House Speaker Frank McNulty: ·        Rep.

Ferrandino: New Budget Forecast is an Encouraging Sign

December 20, 2011

December 20, 2011 (Denver)– House Democrats welcomed today’s improved state revenue forecast, and their representative on the Joint Budget Committee said a chunk of the money should be used to mend proposed cuts to K-12 and higher education. Releasing its latest quarterly forecast today, Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office estimated the state government’s revenues would increase

Senator Hudak and Representatives Ryden and Duran unveil bill to create Colorado jobs

December 12, 2011

December 14, 2011 DENVER-Today, Colorado State Senator Evie Hudak (D-Westminster),Representative Su Ryden (D-Aurora) and Representative Crisanta Duran (D-Denver) unveiled the first bill of the legislative session. The “HIRE Colorado Act” will help create Colorado jobs by giving a preference to companies that employ Colorado workers who seek state contracts. Hudak and Ryden joined Senate President Brandon Shaffer (D-Longmont) and House Minority Leader

Rep. Jones Hails Ruling on Reapportionment Maps

December 12, 2011

December 12, 2011 (Denver) – State Rep. Matt Jones, who served on the state reapportionment commission, saluted today’s decision by the state Supreme Court approving reapportionment maps redrawing the boundaries of the state’s House and Senate districts. “We fully complied with the court’s mandate for maps that respect county and city boundaries,” Rep.  Jones (D-Louisville)

Wilson Is Named to Scenic Byways Commission

December 9, 2011

December 9, 2011 (Denver) – State Rep. Roger Wilson (D-Glenwood Springs) was appointed today by Gov. John Hickenlooper to the Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways Commission, which oversees more than 3,000 miles of the planet’s prettiest drives. “I have three Scenic and Historic Byways in my district, and I’m on one of them right now,”

House Democrats Launch New Media Package

December 5, 2011

December 5, 2011 (Denver) –The Colorado House Democrats unveiled a new media package today in preparation for the legislative session beginning in January. Along with a redesigned web site,, they launched a new Twitter account (@cohousedem) and a newFacebook page in an effort to keep Coloradans up-to-date on the latest developments in state government. “Our staff

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