Rep. Wilson Bill Extending Wildlife Tax Checkoff Passes

January 24, 2012

January 24, 2012 (Denver) – Rep. Roger Wilson’s (D-Glenwood Springs) bill extending the nongame tax checkoff on the Colorado state income tax form passed its second reading today on the House floor. HB-1050 extends this tax checkoff through 2015. The nongame wildlife voluntary contribution was the first tax checkoff to ever be included on the Colorado

Hamner’s Healthy Forests Program Wins Ag Committee Support

January 23, 2012

January 23, 2012 (Denver) – Rep. Millie Hamner won House Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources Committee approval today for her bill to reauthorize a forest restoration program and three associated funds to promote the health of Colorado’s forests and combat Colorado’s bark beetle epidemic in order to protect Colorado’s watersheds, tourist economy and local mountain communities

Teen Suicide Prevention Measure Passes House Education Committee

January 23, 2012

January 23, 2012 (Denver) – A resolution to help raise awareness on teen suicide co-sponsored by Rep. Andy Kerr (D-Lakewood) unanimously passed through the Education Committee today. HJR 1004, co-sponsored by Rep. Andy Kerr and Rep. Tom Massey (R-Poncha Springs) calls for more training in suicide prevention for educators and strives to lessen the stigma on

Military Day at the Capitol: House Dems Sponsor 3 Resolutions

January 23, 2012

January 23, 2012 (Denver) – Before an audience that included state senators and the senior commanders of the Army and Air Force bases in Colorado, the House of Representatives observed its annual Military Day today, honoring those from Colorado who have died wearing our nation’s uniform and all Coloradans who have served in our armed forces.

Reps. Duran, McCann Roll Out Homeowner Protection Measures

January 22, 2012

January 22, 2012 (Denver) – Two Democratic legislators from Denver launched a pair of bills today to help responsible Colorado families avoid mortgage foreclosure and stay in their homes. The bills introduced at a press conference today by Reps. Crisanta Duran and Beth McCann will protect Colorado neighborhoods and Colorado home values in a real estate

Jonathan Singer Is Newest State Representative

January 22, 2012

January 22, 2012 (Denver) – Jonathan Singer, a Longmont social caseworker, is the newest member of the Colorado House of Representatives and the 32nd member of the House Democratic caucus. Rep. Singer, 32, was selected on Saturday, Jan. 21, by a Boulder County Democratic Party vacancy committee. He will complete the term of Deb Gardner, who resigned

Tech Transfer Bill Survives First Test

January 21, 2012

January 31, 2012 (Denver) – A major component of the House Democrats’ 2012 jobs package advanced today when the Tech Transfer bill sponsored by Rep. Dave Young and Minority Leader Mark Ferrandino was approved by the House Economic & Business Development Committee. The panel voted 7-5 to send the bill to the Appropriations Committee. The Tech

GOP Sidetracks Jobs Agenda for Empty Political Measure

January 19, 2012

January 19, 2012 (Denver) – In a session where all sides agreed that the top three priorities were jobs, jobs and jobs, Republicans devoted the first 2012 floor debate in the state House of Representatives to a toothless, partisan resolution calling on the U.S. Congress to convene a constitutional convention to repeal the federal Affordable

‘Partners, Not Partisans’: On Opening Day, Ferrandino Calls for Cooperation on Practical Solutions

January 11, 2012

January 11, 2012 (Denver) – Rep. Mark Ferrandino called on members of the state House of Representatives today to put aside partisan differences as the Colorado General Assembly convened for its 2012 session. “House Democrats will not take the low road toward gridlock and dysfunction,” Rep. Ferrandino said in his first floor speech as leader

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