Esgar Bill Becomes Law

May 17, 2016

(May 17) – Gov. John Hickenlooper joined Rep. Daneya Esgar in Lakewood today to sign her bill to allow in-state tuition rates for unaccompanied homeless youth. HB16-1100 allows “unaccompanied homeless youth” to be defined as residents for tuition purposes at state-supported institutions of higher education. “On top of all the other obstacles in their lives,

Two Hamner Bills Become Law

May 17, 2016

(May 17) – As Chairwoman of the Joint Budget Committee, Rep. Millie Hamner, D-Dillon, has already seen several of her bills become law, including the entire state’s budget. Today, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed two of her bills that have significant impact for the Western Slope—a bill to study how to lower health care costs in

Capable of Change

May 11, 2016

(May 11) –Two bipartisan bills by Rep. Daniel Kagan based on the idea that it is inhumane to sentence children to almost inevitably die in prison advanced today. The first bill, SB16-181, sets a new sentencing range for some of the 48 people who were mandatorily sentenced to life without parole as juveniles. The Senate

Growing the School-to-College Pipeline

May 10, 2016

(May 10) – A bill by Rep. Janet Buckner to help students gain access to higher education by granting school districts more flexibility when seeking voter approval on bond measures, including to build and lease buildings for use by state institutions of higher education, earned final approved from the House this morning. SB16-209 also clarifies