Kefalas Passes Bill for Safer, Less Expensive Foster Care System

February 2, 2012

February 2, 2012 (Denver) – Rep. John Kefalas (D-Fort Collins) passed a bill through the House Health and Environment Committee today streamlining the process of kinship placements and promoting safe and increased use of kinship care for youth in the foster care system. The bill passed committee on a unanimous vote. “This bill reduces costs in

Hamner Fights ATV Bill that Strips Counties of their Power

February 1, 2012

February 1, 2012 (Denver) –A bill to strip local municipalities of control of their local roads passed 8 to 5 the Transportation committee today. HB 1066 sponsored by Rep. Kevin Priola (R-Henderson) would legalize the use of all-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, on all roads, including paved, in municipalities of less than 5,000 people. There are currently 195 Colorado  municipalities that

Bill to Continue Make-A-Wish Foundation Tax Checkoff Passes Finance Committee

February 1, 2012

February 1, 2012 (Denver) –Rep. Andy Kerr’s bill to continue the “Make-a-Wish Foundation” income tax voluntary contribution checkoff passed the Finance Committee unanimously today. The Make-a-Wish Foundation grants over 250 wishes to sick Colorado kids each year. The organization receives no government funding and relies on fundraising efforts and contributions from individuals and organizations. HB 1096

Extension of Pueblo Health Care Pilot Program Passes Committee

January 31, 2012

January 31, 2012 (Denver) –A bill sponsored by Reps. Sal Pace and Keith Swerdfeger to extend a pilot program to give more local access to health care in Pueblo passed the Local Government committee yesterday. HB 1017, co-sponsored by Rep. Pace (D-Pueblo), Rep. Keith Swerdfeger (R-Pueblo West) and Sen. Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) extends the Health Access