Panel Kills Rep. Hullinghorst’s Pay-as-You-Go Bill

February 9, 2012

February 9, 2012 (Denver) – Republicans threw fiscal conservatism out the window Wednesday night when a common-sense bill sponsored by Rep. Dickey Lee Hullinghorst (D-Gunbarrel) to require the legislature to identify a specific source of funding for every new expenditure was defeated in the House Finance Committee. The party-line vote was 7-6. HB12-1039, dubbed Pay as

Lights, Camera, Action! House Passes Cinema Day Resolution

February 8, 2012

February 8, 2012 (Denver) – A bipartisan group of House and Senate leaders gathered on the west steps of the Capitol this morning for a rally to support film production in Colorado.  House Minority Leader Mark Ferrandino (D-Denver) and Assistant Minority Leader Nancy Todd (D-Aurora) were joined by cinema enthusiasts and film industry members to support

Rep. Levy’s Disaster Insurance Reform Bill Goes Up in Smoke

February 8, 2012

February 8, 2012 (Denver) – Voting against Colorado consumers, House Republicans have defeated a bill to close loopholes in casualty insurance policies sold in the state. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Claire Levy (D-Boulder), died on a 6-5 party-line vote today in the House Local Government Committee. The bill, HB12-1057, was spurred by the Fourmile Canyon