Capital: Small Businesses Need It For Job Growth

April 11, 2013

(April 11) – A bill to study the availability of capital for small businesses passed the House today on second reading. HB13-1253, sponsored by Rep. Pete Lee (D-Colorado Springs), directs the Office of Economic Development & International Trade to contract for a study on the availability of, need for, barriers to and acquisition of capital

SAVE-ing Colorado Sexual Assault Survivors

April 11, 2013

(April 11) – A bill to create a compensation fund to ensure that sexual assault victims do not have to pay for necessary medical care and treatment related to a sexual assault passed the House today unanimously. Federal law prevents hospitals from charging sexual assault survivors for their rape kits, but the survivors are still

House Dems Key Jobs Bill Passes House

April 11, 2013

(April 11) – A bill to blend education and skills programs to help the unemployed rejoin Colorado’s workforce passed the House today by a vote of 40 to 22. The bill is a key component of the House Democratic package of bills to accelerate the state’s economy and connect Coloradans to good jobs. HB13-1005, sponsored

Oil Spill Reporting Bill Gets Bipartisan Support

April 10, 2013

(April 10) – A bill to improve reporting requirements for oil spills cleared its first legislative hurdle with bipartisan support today. HB13-1278, sponsored by Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush (D-Steamboat Springs), was approved by a 9-4 vote of the House Transportation & Energy Committee. Rep. Don Coram (R-Montrose) joined the committee’s Democrats in support of the