Young’s First Bill Wins Committee Approval

January 26, 2012

January 26, 2012 (Denver) – Rep. Dave Young’s bill to waive the $15 fee Colorado’s military veterans must pay to have their status imprinted on their driver’s licenses or state ID cards was approved today. The House’s State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee voted 6-3 to send the measure to the Appropriations Committee. The bill takes

Education Committee Endorses Skills for Jobs Act

January 25, 2012

January 25, 2012 (Denver) – A key component of the House Democrats’ 2012 jobs package passed its first legislative test today when Rep. Daniel Kagan’s Skills for Jobs Act was approved unanimously by the House Education Committee. The bill, HB12-1061, directs the state Department of Higher Education to work with the state Department of Labor and

Teen Suicide Prevention Measure Passes The House

January 25, 2012

January 25, 2012 (Denver) –Rep. Andy Kerr’s resolution to improve teen suicide prevention passed unanimously in the House today. HJR 1004, co-sponsored by Rep. Andy Kerr (D-Lakewood) and Rep. Tom Massey (R-Poncha Springs) calls for more training in suicide prevention for educators and strives to lessen the stigma surrounding teen suicide and stop the tendency to