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

Rep. Fields Makes 5280’s List of Most Powerful Coloradans

November 29, 2011

November 29, 2011 (Denver) – State Rep. Rhonda Fields has vaulted onto 5280 magazine’s annual list of the 50 most powerful Coloradans. Rep. Fields, ranked 37th, and state Sen. Michael Johnston, 30th, are the only state legislators on the magazine’s list, published in its December edition. Rep. Fields (D-Aurora) has only been in office one year. She

Hullinghorst Is Whip; Pabon Joins Leadership Team

November 28, 2011

Nov. 28, 2011 (Denver) – House Democrats completed their leadership team today, electing Rep. Dickey Lee Hullinghorst as caucus whip and Rep. Dan Pabon as deputy whip. Rep. Hullinghorst (D-Boulder) had been deputy whip and was unopposed for the whip position, which was open because Rep. Claire Levy was appointed on Nov. 18 to the

Rep. Levy Joins Joint Budget Committee

November 18, 2011

Nov. 18, 2011 (Denver) – In his first act as the new leader of the House Democrats, Rep. Mark Ferrandino appointed Rep. Claire Levy (D-Boulder) to take his place on the Joint Budget Committee. The JBC writes the state’s annual budget and has had to trim more than $5 billion from state expenditures since the

Ferrandino Is New Leader of House Democrats

November 18, 2011

November 18, 2011 (Denver) – The Democratic caucus in the state House of Representatives elected Rep. Mark Ferrandino today as minority leader. Rep. Ferrandino was elected by acclamation at a caucus meeting this morning in the state Capitol. He succeeds Rep. Sal Pace, D-Pueblo, who announced his resignation from the leadership position on Tuesday. Rep.

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