House OKs Tyler’s Small Business Bill

April 16, 2013

(April 16) – The House approved a key component of the House Democrats’ jobs and economic development package today with its voice-vote approval of a bill to increase funding for the state’s Small Business Development Center system HB13-1002, sponsored by Rep. Max Tyler (D-Lakewood), would boost funding to $300,000 per year for the SBDC system,

Elections for a 21st Century Colorado

April 16, 2013

(April 15) – A bill to provide more options to Colorado voters, creating a system that’s more convenient and more secure, passed the House State, Military & Veterans Affairs Committee tonight on a 7-4 vote. HB13-1303, the Colorado Voter Access and Modernized Elections Act, is sponsored by Majority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst (D-Boulder) and Assistant

Boosting Equity and Adequacy in K-12 Education

April 16, 2013

(April 15) – A bill to modernize Colorado’s K-12 funding formula passed the House Education Committee tonight on a vote of 7-6. SB13-213, sponsored in the House by Rep. Millie Hamner (D-Dillon), is the first update since 1994 to the formula used each year to allocate state dollars to each of Colorado’s 178 school districts.

Keeping Jobs in Colorado

April 15, 2013

(April 15) – A measure to make sure more Colorado taxpayer dollars stay in Colorado, supporting Colorado businesses and putting Coloradans to work, passed its first legislative test today. The State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee sent the bill to the Finance Committee on a 7-4 vote. HB13-1292, known as the Keep Jobs in Colorado