Foote’s Oil & Gas Accountability Bill Passes

April 9, 2013

(April 9) – Responding to public concern and acting to restore trust in the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the House approved a bill today to increase public confidence in the state’s regulation of oil and gas operators. HB13-1269, sponsored by Rep. Mike Foote (D-Lafayette), enhances accountability for the COGCC and increases its independence

Making it Right

April 9, 2013

(April 9) – A bill to provide compensation and other services for those who have been wrongly convicted passed the House today by a vote of 60 to two. HB13-1230, sponsored by Reps. Angela Williams (D-Denver) and Dan Pabon (D-Denver), will create a state compensation program for people who are found factually innocent of felony

House OKs Enterprise Zone Reform

April 9, 2013

(April 9) – The House gave final approval this morning to a reform of the state’s largest and least efficient economic development program. The vote was 37-25. HB13-1142, sponsored by Majority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, will make the state’s enterprise zone system more targeted at jobs creators. Enterprise zones hand out nearly $100 million in

Helping CO Companies to Go Global

April 9, 2013

(April 9) – The House gave final approval today to the Advanced Industries Export Accelerator Act, part of the House Democrats’ package of bills to accelerate the state’s economy and connect more Coloradans to good jobs. HB13-1193, sponsored by Reps. Tracy Kraft-Tharp (D-Arvada) and Mike McLachlan (D-Durango), will provide matching seed money, up to $15,000,