Two Good Democratic Bills Face Same Defeat in Committee

March 28, 2012

March 28, 2012 (Denver) –Two Democratic-sponsored bills with ample support were killed today in State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee on party-line votes. SB12-143, sponsored by Rep. Dan Pabon (D-Denver), would have directed the Office of Economic Development to provide information online featuring any non-confidential, non-proprietary data pertaining to Colorado-based businesses. This would have also directed

JBC Deadlocks on State Layoffs

March 28, 2012

Democrats Fight to Protect State Jobs When There’s No Need to Cut Them March 28, 2012 (Denver) – The legislative Joint Budget Committee locked down repeatedly this afternoon over a Republican proposal to lay off state workers when for the first time in years there’s additional money  — $200 million – in the state budget. With

House OKs Adams State, Metro State Name Changes

March 27, 2012

(Mar. 27) – Bills to rename Adams State College in Alamosa and Metropolitan State College of Denver passed the state House of Representatives this morning and were sent to the Senate. Under HB12-1080, sponsored by Rep. Ed Vigil, Adams State would become Adams State University, and SB12-148, by Rep. Crisanta Duran, would turn Metro State