Becker’s Bill to Protect Against Air Pollution Signed by Governor

May 18, 2018

(May 18) – Governor Hickenlooper signed Majority Leader KC Becker’s bipartisan bill today to increase fees for stationary sources of air pollution. According to recent reports, Colorado continues to suffer from poor air quality. “Protecting Colorado’s air quality isn’t a partisan issue,” Rep. Becker, D-Boulder said. “This bill is about protecting public health, our seniors,

Hick Highlights Dems’ Disaster Response Package

May 18, 2018

Three Bills Address Enforcement and Preparedness Concerning Wildfires (May 18) – Gov. John Hickenlooper joined with sponsors today at a ceremony in Lyons to celebrate a three-bill package to address the threat of wildfires in Colorado. SB18-039, sponsored in the House by Rep. Tony Exum, D-Colorado Springs, continues the Wildfire Matters Review Committee, which was

Duran-Bridges Bill to Advance Students & Colleges Signed by Hickenlooper

May 16, 2018

(May 16) – Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Speaker Crisanta Duran and Rep. Jeff Bridges’ bill today to provide supplemental grants to public colleges and universities across Colorado. The governor signed SB18-262, sponsored by Speaker Duran, D-Denver, and Rep. Bridges, D-Greenwood Village to distribute $16.7 million to public colleges and universities in Colorado. Speaker Duran and

Bipartisan Accord Saves a Strong CCRD

May 10, 2018

(May 9) – After months of wrangling, Democrats finally secured a bipartisan, bicameral agreement tonight that preserves a strong and effective Colorado Civil Rights Division, which each year investigates hundreds of claims of discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on race, gender, disability, sexual orientation and other factors.   “I’m proud that we were able to

Michaelson Jenet’s School Lunch Expansion Bill Headed to Governor

May 9, 2018

(May 8) – The House gave its approval today to a bipartisan bill led by Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet to expand school meal programs. Colorado currently pays a forty-cent copay on reduced price lunches for K-5 students through the School Lunch Protection Program. The bill would expand copay coverage through eighth grade. “Teens who eat

‘Unanimously Out of Step’

May 9, 2018

(May 8) – Speaker Crisanta Duran and Rep. Faith Winter applauded the final passage tonight of a major transportation accord when the state Senate unanimously concurred with House amendments on the centerpiece achievement of the 2018 session — a multiyear Colorado transportation plan to relieve traffic congestion and support our state’s economic prosperity without jeopardizing

House Passes Bipartisan Transportation Accord

May 8, 2018

(May 8) – The House of Representatives voted today for what may go down as the centerpiece achievement of the 2018 legislative session — a multiyear Colorado transportation plan to relieve traffic congestion and support our state’s economic prosperity without jeopardizing education funding. After session-long discussions, a bipartisan agreement was struck this week by Speaker

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