Duran Announces Appointments to Interim Committees

May 31, 2018

(May 31) –Speaker Crisanta Duran announced today her appointments to four committees that will be meeting during the legislative interim: Alternatives to the Gallagher Amendment Interim Study Committee: Reps. Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo, chairwoman, and Jeff Bridges, D-Greenwood Village Legislative Workplace Interim Study Committee: Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, chairwoman, and Rep. Faith Winter, D-Westminster Opioid and Other Substance

Coleman’s Bills to Help Grow Teachers & Cut Cost of Child Care Signed Into Law

May 30, 2018

(May 30) – Rep. James Coleman’s top priorities this session were to help Colorado educators and parents. Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed Coleman’s bills to increase the availability of quality child care providers in Colorado and produce more teachers. Today, Gov. Hickenlooper signed HB18-1004, to extend a tax credit for donations to child care facilities.  “Coloradans deserve

Arndt-Singer Bill to Improve Drivers License Program Now Law

May 29, 2018

(May 29) – Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law today a bipartisan bill by Rep. Jeni Arndt, D-Fort Collins, and Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont to improve the Colorado immigrant driver’s license program. SB18-108 removes obstacles that have restricted access to a program launched in 2013 to provide driver’s licenses to all Colorado residents, regardless of

Gov Signs Michaelson Jenet Bill to Help Colorado Students

May 29, 2018

(May 29) – Gov. John Hickenlooper today signed Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet’s bipartisan bill to expand school meal programs. The state currently pays a 40-cent copay on reduced-price lunches for K-5 students through the School Lunch Protection Program. SB18-013 will expand copay coverage through eighth grade. This bill will help remove the stigma and lunch

Signed: Civil Rights Protections for All Coloradans

May 22, 2018

(May 22) – Closing one of the more drawn-out dramas of the 2018 legislative session, Gov. John Hickenlooper today signed into law Speaker Crisanta Duran’s bill to continue the Colorado Civil Rights Division and the commission that supervises it. “There are times we must plant our feet and stand firm for a just result,” said

Opioids Package Signed by Guv

May 21, 2018

(May 21) – Gov. John Hickenlooper went to Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge today to sign five bills to tackle opioid abuse, which has become the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50. “The war on opioids will not be won overnight, but today we gain some ground,” said Rep.

Becker’s Bill to Protect Against Air Pollution Signed by Governor

May 18, 2018

(May 18) – Governor Hickenlooper signed Majority Leader KC Becker’s bipartisan bill today to increase fees for stationary sources of air pollution. According to recent reports, Colorado continues to suffer from poor air quality. “Protecting Colorado’s air quality isn’t a partisan issue,” Rep. Becker, D-Boulder said. “This bill is about protecting public health, our seniors,

Hick Highlights Dems’ Disaster Response Package

May 18, 2018

Three Bills Address Enforcement and Preparedness Concerning Wildfires (May 18) – Gov. John Hickenlooper joined with sponsors today at a ceremony in Lyons to celebrate a three-bill package to address the threat of wildfires in Colorado. SB18-039, sponsored in the House by Rep. Tony Exum, D-Colorado Springs, continues the Wildfire Matters Review Committee, which was

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