Foote’s Expansion of Rape Shield Law Passes House

March 26, 2018

(March 26) – The House gave strongly bipartisan approval today to Rep. Mike Foote’s bill to expand protections for sexual assault victims. Victims of sexual assault should not be made to feel attacked a second time in our courts. HB18-1243, sponsored by Rep. Foote, D-Lafayette, with Rep. Cole Wist, R-Centennial, would ensure that defendants in

House Dems Push for Fairness & Transparency in Arbitration

March 23, 2018

(March 23) – The House passed two bills today to protect Colorado consumers and ensure fairness and transparency in arbitration.  HB18-1262, the Arbitration Transparency Act sponsored by Reps. Dominique Jackson, D-Aurora, and Dylan Roberts, D-Eagle creates basic transparency and record keeping requirements for arbitration service providers, so that the public may see an arbitrator’s list

A Strong Budget for a Strong Colorado

March 23, 2018

(March 23) – After a series of votes to address a wide variety of high-priority needs, the Joint Budget Committee today finalized its draft of the state budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year, which begins July 1. “Our strong economy is allowing us to invest in education, infrastructure and a variety of other priorities that

Shedding Light on the Dark Art of Insulin Pricing

March 23, 2018

(March 22) – Rep. Dylan Roberts’ bill to add transparency around drug pricing for Coloradans with diabetes passed the House Health, Insurance & Environment Committee today. About 200,000 Coloradans take insulin, a life-or-death drug for all Type 1 diabetes patients and for many Type 2 patients. HB18-1009, a part of the House Democrats’ consumer protection