Republicans Kill Wilson’s Clean Water Bill

February 13, 2012

February 13, 2012 (Denver) –Rep. Roger Wilson’s bill to implement a medication take-back program to ensure clean water for Coloradans died in the House Agriculture Committee today on a party line vote. This bill was a response to growing concerns about the trace amounts of prescription drugs found in Colorado’s water. HB12-1122 would have created the

Kagan’s Skills for Jobs Act Passes House

February 9, 2012

February 9, 2012 (Denver) – A key component of House Democrats’ 2012 jobs agenda squeaked through the House today when Rep. Daniel Kagan’s Skills for Jobs Act passed on a 33-30 vote. The bill bridges an information gap by directing the Department of Higher Education and the Department of Labor to develop workforce projections, using data

Panel Ignores Parents’ Right to Manage Their Children’s Education

February 9, 2012

February 9, 2012 (Denver) – Republicans killed a bill recognizing parents’ right to “opt out” their children from high-stakes standardized testing when Rep. Judy Solano’s HB12-1049 died on a 5-4 party-line vote today in the House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee. Federal law requires a 95 percent participation rate in standardized testing in every state,

Rep. Williams Wants Foreclosure Settlement Money To Counsel Struggling Homeowners

February 9, 2012

February 9, 2012 (Denver) – Rep. Angela Williams (D-Denver) hailed today’s announcement that Colorado would receive a $204 million share of a $25 billion nationwide settlement with the top five mortgage lenders over abusive practices in foreclosures against millions of American homeowners. She asked that part of Colorado’s share go to expand a statewide foreclosure prevention