House Passes 2012-13 State Budget

April 12, 2012

April 12, 2012 (Denver) – The Colorado House of Representatives passed a bipartisan, balanced state budget today that prevents deeper cuts to K-12 and higher education and restores a property tax exemption for older homeowners. The final vote on HB12-1335 was 64-1, with a lone Republican holdout, Rep. Chris Holbert (R-Parker). The budget now goes to

GOP Kills Kerr Amendment to Fund Early Childhood Literacy

April 11, 2012

April 11, 2012 (Denver) –Colorado House Republicans killed an amendment to the budget today to fund the Early Childhood Literacy Act.  Rep. Andy Kerr (D-Lakewood) offered the amendment to the budget to ensure schools have adequate funding to implement the Early Childhood Literacy Act, a measure supported by the governor and business groups that passed the

GOP Strangles Jobs Programs

April 11, 2012

Dem Package Dismantled in Long Bill Debate April 11, 2012 (Denver) – House Republicans’ indifference to jobs for Coloradans was on breathtaking display today when they rejected a series of Democratic proposals to boost the state’s economy and create jobs. During debate this afternoon on the state budget “long bill,” the GOP struck down Democratic

House Dems Make Late Push for Jobs

April 11, 2012

April 11, 2012 (Denver) – House Democrats launched an 11th-hour attempt today to boost 2012 job creation in Colorado, introducing a series of budget amendments to fund programs that will fuel the state’s economy and connect Coloradans to good jobs. In the absence of any GOP effort to kick-start the state’s economy, House Democratic Leader