Duran-Bridges Bill to Advance Students & Colleges Signed by Hickenlooper

May 16, 2018

(May 16) – Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Speaker Crisanta Duran and Rep. Jeff Bridges’ bill today to provide supplemental grants to public colleges and universities across Colorado. The governor signed SB18-262, sponsored by Speaker Duran, D-Denver, and Rep. Bridges, D-Greenwood Village to distribute $16.7 million to public colleges and universities in Colorado. Speaker Duran and

Bipartisan Accord Saves a Strong CCRD

May 10, 2018

(May 9) – After months of wrangling, Democrats finally secured a bipartisan, bicameral agreement tonight that preserves a strong and effective Colorado Civil Rights Division, which each year investigates hundreds of claims of discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on race, gender, disability, sexual orientation and other factors.   “I’m proud that we were able to

Michaelson Jenet’s School Lunch Expansion Bill Headed to Governor

May 9, 2018

(May 8) – The House gave its approval today to a bipartisan bill led by Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet to expand school meal programs. Colorado currently pays a forty-cent copay on reduced price lunches for K-5 students through the School Lunch Protection Program. The bill would expand copay coverage through eighth grade. “Teens who eat

‘Unanimously Out of Step’

May 9, 2018

(May 8) – Speaker Crisanta Duran and Rep. Faith Winter applauded the final passage tonight of a major transportation accord when the state Senate unanimously concurred with House amendments on the centerpiece achievement of the 2018 session — a multiyear Colorado transportation plan to relieve traffic congestion and support our state’s economic prosperity without jeopardizing

House Passes Bipartisan Transportation Accord

May 8, 2018

(May 8) – The House of Representatives voted today for what may go down as the centerpiece achievement of the 2018 legislative session — a multiyear Colorado transportation plan to relieve traffic congestion and support our state’s economic prosperity without jeopardizing education funding. After session-long discussions, a bipartisan agreement was struck this week by Speaker

House Passes Bridges’ Bipartisan School Safety Bill

May 8, 2018

(May 8) – The House of Representatives voted unanimously this morning for Rep. Jeff Bridges’ bill to bolster school safety in Colorado’s public schools. SB18-269, sponsored by Rep. Bridges, D-Greenwood Village, and Rep. Patrick Neville, R-Castle Rock, establishes a $30 million fund to provide grants to local education providers for capital construction that improves school

Bipartisan Accord on Transportation

May 8, 2018

(May 7) – The House of Representatives gave its preliminary assent tonight to an amended bill to achieve one of the key goals of the 2018 legislative session — a multiyear Colorado transportation plan that will relieve traffic congestion and support our state’s economic prosperity without jeopardizing education funding.  Speaker Crisanta Duran and the Senate president, Kevin

Garnett Responds to Senate Vote to Defeat Red Flags Bill

May 8, 2018

The Zackari Parrish III Violence Prevention Act Would Save Lives (May 7) – The Republican-controlled Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee voted 3-2 today to defeat the bipartisan HB18-1436, sponsored by Assistant Majority Leader Alec Garnett, D-Denver and Assistant Minority Leader Cole Wist, R-Centennial. “Today, my colleagues in the Senate put politics over the

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