Duran Names Kelly Watkins Chief of Staff

September 19, 2017

(Sept. 19) – Kelly Watkins is Speaker Crisanta Duran’s new chief of staff, the speaker announced today. “No one in Colorado state government works harder and smarter than Kelly,” Speaker Duran said. “We make a good team, and I am thrilled to have her take on this lead role as we head into the 2018

Support for Hick’s Challenge to DACA Repeal

September 13, 2017

(Sept. 13) – The Colorado Democratic Latin@ Legislative Caucus praised the decision announced today by Gov. John Hickenlooper to add Colorado to the list of states challenging the Trump administration’s repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The caucus also joined with Latino legislative leaders across the country in pushing for action on

Hopes Rise for New Transportation Initiative

September 7, 2017

(Sept. 7) – A plan by business groups to push for a ballot measure to increase state investment in transportation was applauded today by the two House Democrats who sponsored a 2017 bill to achieve the same goal. The new initiative, unveiled Wednesday, is being spearheaded by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce with support

Duran: Trump’s DACA Action ‘Cruel and Cynical’

September 5, 2017

(Sept. 5) – Speaker Crisanta Duran denounced today’s decision by the Trump administration to cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which has given some protection to 800,000 people who were brought into this country as children. Here is Speaker Duran’s statement: “President Trump has called the 800,000 Dreamers ‘really incredible kids’ and he