A Crackdown on ‘Swatting’

April 24, 2018

(April 24) – Rep. Jeff Bridges’ bill to crack down on a surge of false reports of active shooters won bipartisan House approval today. SB18-068, sponsored in the House by Reps. Bridges, D-Greenwood Village, and Kevin Van Winkle, R-Highlands Ranch, takes on the crime called “swatting” – the false reporting of an active shooter, bomb

4 More Bills to Tackle Teacher Shortage Advance

April 24, 2018

(April 23) – Four Democratic-sponsored bills to address Colorado’s chronic teacher shortage passed the House Education Committee today, for a total of six bills in the 2018 legislative process that seek to make it easier to attract and retain teachers. “In Colorado we have 3,000 teacher positions unfilled,” said Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango. “These bills

Equal Pay Bills Take Next Steps

April 24, 2018

(April 23) – The House Finance Committee approved two bills today to help close the wage gap in Colorado. Currently, the gender wage gap is projected to not close until 2057 in Colorado and 2059 nationally. “Women are the sole breadwinners in seventy-five percent of hardworking families in Colorado,” Rep. Buckner said. “We are fighting for

House OKs Extension of Esgar’s Jobs Bill

April 20, 2018

(April 20) – Rep. Daneya Esgar’s bipartisan bill to extend a program to prepare students for middle-skill jobs won final House approval today. The House voted 47-14 for HB18-1266, sponsored by Rep. Esgar, D-Pueblo, with Rep. Jim Wilson, R-Salida. It would extend a pilot program begun by her in 2016 to incentivize school districts to