Safe Drilling Bills Die in House Committee

February 7, 2012

February 7, 2012 (Denver) – A pair of bills sponsored by House Democrats to give Coloradans more protection from  oil and gas drilling near their homes died today in the House Local Government Committee. Rep. Su Ryden’s bill, HB12-1176, would have set a 1,000-foot minimum statewide setback for drilling operations near schools or residential areas. The

Bill to Name Tiger Salamander the State Amphibian Passes Ag Committee

February 6, 2012

February 6, 2012 (Denver) –Rep. Angela Williams’ bill naming the Tiger Salamander the Colorado State amphibian passed the Agriculture Committee today by a vote of 12 to 1. HB1147 was initiated by students across the state who are tiger salamander enthusiasts. Many children testified in defense of the bill, citing multiple reasons why the tiger salamander

Investments Bill Takes a Step Forward

February 2, 2012

March 2, 2012 (Denver) – A bipartisan bill that saves Colorado taxpayers more than $164,000 a day moved forward this morning after gathering dust for a nearly month because the Republican leadership failed to bring it to a floor vote. HB12-1005, sponsored by Rep. Dan Pabon (D-Denver) and Sen. Ted Harvey (R-Highlands Ranch), would allow counties to

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