Saving Colorado Jobs

April 1, 2013

(April 1) – A program to help employers retain their work force and save jobs passed the House on second reading today. SB13-157, sponsored in the House by Reps. Tony Exum (D-Colorado Springs) and Tracy Kraft-Tharp (D-Arvada), will continue The Colorado Work Share Program created in 2010. The program offers employers an alternative to employee

Keeping Guns Away from Domestic Abusers

March 30, 2013

(March 28) – The House Judiciary Committee approved two Senate bills to reduce gun violence today. SB13-197, sponsored in the House by Reps. Beth McCann (D-Denver) and Rhonda Fields (D-Aurora), clarifies that people who have domestic violence convictions, or domestic violence restraining orders against them, are ineligible to buy or own firearms, and creates an

Oil & Gas Accountability and Safety Bill Advances

March 29, 2013

(March 28) – A bill to increase public confidence in the state’s regulation of oil and gas operators passed the House Transportation & Energy Committee today on a 7-5 vote. HB13-1269, sponsored by Rep. Mike Foote (D-Lafayette), tackles the credibility gap faced by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission by rebalancing the focus of

Fort Lyons Repurposing On Its Way

March 28, 2013

(March 28) – A bipartisan bill to repurpose Ft. Lyon campus in Las Animas to provide transitional housing, supportive services and vocational training for hundreds of homeless individuals passed the House Local Government Committee today by a vote of ten to three. HB13-1261, sponsored by Reps. Leroy Garcia (D-Pueblo) and Tim Dore (R-Elizabeth), will repurpose