Colorado Dems Call On Gardner to Fight for CHIP Program

December 11, 2017

(Dec. 11) – Today, 53 Democratic members of the Colorado General Assembly sent a letter to Senator Cory Gardner urging him and his colleagues to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The Republican controlled Congress failed to reauthorize the vital CHIP program before funding expired this past September, putting nearly 9 million children across

Duran Responds to Lebsock Statement

November 29, 2017

(Nov. 29) – Responding to a press release on Tuesday by Rep. Steve Lebsock, D-Thornton, Speaker Crisanta Duran today issued the following statement: “I’m disappointed in Rep. Lebsock’s attempts to shift attention to the actions of others rather than taking responsibility for his own. I continue to believe he should do the right thing and

Date Is Set for Workplace Harassment Policy Meeting

November 28, 2017

(Nov. 29) – The Executive Committee of the Legislative Council will meet Dec. 15 to consider changes to the legislature’s workplace harassment policies, it was announced today. “I’m glad we are moving forward with this discussion to improve our workplace harassment policies,” said Speaker Crisanta Duran, who has proposed a variety of changes, beginning with

Duran’s Statement on Workplace Harassment Review

November 21, 2017

(Nov. 21) – Speaker Crisanta Duran hailed today’s joint announcement that the leaders of the four legislative caucuses had agreed to meet to launch a review of the Colorado legislature’s workplace harassment policies. “This is not a partisan issue; this is about working together to address what clearly is a problem,” she said. “I am

JOINT RELEASE: Legislative Leaders to Meet on Review of Workplace Harassment

November 21, 2017

(Nov. 21) – Responding to workplace harassment allegations involving Colorado legislators, House and Senate leadership announced today that they will meet to consider a review of how workplace harassment issues are handled in the General Assembly. The Executive Committee of the Legislative Council will meet to discuss moving forward with hiring an independent consultant to

Duran Statement on Allegations Against Rosenthal

November 15, 2017

(Nov. 15) – Amid allegations of sexual harassment against Rep. Paul Rosenthal, D-Denver, Speaker Crisanta Duran issued the following statement: “I am withholding comment on these specific circumstances due to my role in investigating any formal complaints. Any formal complaints would be taken very seriously and receive a thorough review, and as I previously indicated,

Duran Addresses Lebsock Appointment

November 14, 2017

(Nov. 14) – Speaker Crisanta Duran today released the following statement: “As Speaker of the House, I will continue to support the right of a victim to decide how they want these personal and sensitive situations to be handled. When I named Rep. Lebsock to the chairmanship, I believed that the situation had been resolved

Roberts Officially Joins CO Legislature

November 14, 2017

(Nov. 13) — The House Democratic caucus gained a new member today with the swearing-in of Rep. Dylan Roberts to represent House District 26. He succeeds Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, whose resignation became effective Nov. 2. Rep. Roberts grew up in Steamboat Springs. He now lives in Eagle and works as a deputy district

Speaker Duran Announces Next Steps to Address Workplace Harassment

November 13, 2017

(Nov. 13) – This morning, Speaker Duran announced a number of steps to review the legislature’s workplace harassment policy and help prevent sexual harassment. Here is Speaker Duran’s statement: “In the past week, there have been a number of deeply troubling allegations regarding sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior by legislators in the Capitol. As Speaker,

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