Preventing Overdose Deaths

April 18, 2016

(April 18) – The House gave final approval this morning to a public safety bill by Rep. Dominick Moreno which would create immunity for a person who reports an emergency drug or alcohol overdose. “We should be sending people in danger to hospitals, not jail cells,” said Rep. Moreno, D-Commerce City. “This bill helps ensure

Every Vote Counts

April 18, 2016

(April 18) – A bill by Rep. Su Ryden, D-Aurora, that would allow Coloradans to mail their November ballots free of charge earned final approval from the House this morning on a 35-29 vote. “Voting is a fundamental right of Americans,” said Rep. Ryden. “This is a bill that will allow even more voter choice

Convenience and Contraceptives

April 15, 2016

(April 15) – Rep. Brittany Pettersen’s bill to give women access to 12 months of contraception at once passed the House Public Health Care & Human Services Committee on a 9-4 vote this afternoon. “A year-long supply of contraception makes women’s lives easier,” said Rep. Pettersen. “When women have access to reliable birth control, they

Pettersen Supporting Parents & Kids

April 15, 2016

(April 15) – As part of her continuing effort to enable low-income families to achieve self-sufficiency, Rep. Brittany Pettersen got her bill to help parents access childcare while pursuing an education a step closer to law this morning with approval from the House on second reading. “For parents to have a college degree helps a