Safety for Communities and Law Enforcement

May 5, 2018

House OKs Garnett’s Bill to Temporarily Impound Firearms of Dangerous People      (May 4) – The House of Representatives voted today to add Colorado to the list of states that have taken action to prevent gun violence by people facing mental health crises.   HB18-1436, sponsored by Assistant Majority Leader Alec Garnett, D-Denver, and

A Bipartisan Path Forward on Redistricting

May 4, 2018

(May 4) – The House gave strong bipartisan support today to a pair of measures to revamp the process of congressional redistricting and legislative reapportionment, encouraging the creation of competitive districts and taking steps to prevent gerrymandering. “These measures are more than just a truce by both parties in the once-per-decade exercise in adjusting legislative

McLachlan Reacts to Defeat of Bill to Reduce Teacher Shortage 

May 4, 2018

(May 3) – Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, released the following statement after HB18-1367, sponsored by Reps. McLachlan and Jim Wilson, R-Salida was killed on Wednesday in a Senate committee. The bill would have provided funding for a mentoring program pairing high-achieving active or retired principals with selected principals who need to improve their skills.  Underperforming principals have been identified as a

Dems Put Bonds Back Into Transportation Bill

May 3, 2018

(May 3) – With a substantial Democratic rewrite that restores a responsible level of bonding to the equation, the House Transportation & Energy Committee voted today to advance the Senate version of a bill to dramatically increase Colorado’s transportation funding. “We’re making a commitment to invest heavily in upgrading our overburdened transportation systems to reduce