House OKs Enhanced Youth Suicide Prevention Campaign

April 20, 2018

(April 20) – The House gave final passage today to Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet’s bill for a coordinated statewide campaign to reduce youth suicide in Colorado. “Suicide prevention does not happen at the moment of suicidality, it happens long before someone reaches crisis stage,” Rep. Michaelson Jenet said. “This bill takes a multifaceted approach to

House OKs Tax Credit to Make Child Care More Available

April 20, 2018

(April 20) – The House gave final passage today to Rep. James Coleman’s bill to help increase the availability of quality child care providers in Colorado. HB18-1004, sponsored by Reps. Coleman, D-Denver, and Jim Wilson, R-Salida, extends a tax credit for donations to child care facilities. The donations can be used to hire more staff

House Passes 3 Bills on Dems’ Opioid Epidemic Agenda

April 20, 2018

(April 19) – Three major components of the House Democrats’ effort to combat the epidemic of opioid addiction in Colorado won voice-vote approval in the House tonight. HB18-1136 is Rep. Brittany Pettersen’s bill for a tenfold increase in residential and inpatient substance abuse treatment through Medicaid coverage, mostly by drawing down federal funds. Currently, Medicaid

2018 School Finance Bill Passes House

April 20, 2018

(April 19) – The annual school finance bill – the best news Colorado’s students have received in at least a decade – passed the House of Representatives tonight. “We are prioritizing our woefully underfunded schools,” Rep. Brittany Pettersen told the House. “While I know we still have a lot of work to do, we have