Levy to Offer Compromise on Newspaper Theft Law

November 19, 2012

(Nov. 19) – Rep. Claire Levy (D-Boulder) announced today that she would introduce legislation to resolve a dispute over a recommendation by the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice to repeal Colorado’s newspaper theft statute. Under current law, anyone who takes more than five copies of a free distribution newspaper with the intent to

Duran, Levy Praise Hick’s Budget Proposal

November 14, 2012

(Nov. 14) – House Democrats on the Joint Budget Committee gave a warm welcome today to Gov. John Hickenlooper and his proposal for a 2013-14 state budget that begins to reduce years of cuts to K-12 education and increases the state’s rainy-day reserve. “Gov. Hickenlooper’s budget proposal gives us a great starting point,” Rep. Crisanta

Duran Named to Joint Budget Committee

November 9, 2012

(Nov. 9) – In his first appointment as Speaker-designate, Rep. Mark Ferrandino named Rep. Crisanta Duran today to the legislative Joint Budget Committee. Rep. Duran (D-Denver) joins Rep. Claire Levy (D-Boulder) on the JBC, the House-Senate panel that writes the state budget. As the majority party in the House and Senate, Democrats will have two

Ferrandino Wins Speaker Nomination

November 8, 2012

(Nov. 8) – Fresh from Election Day victories that will vault them into a strong majority in the 2013 House of Representatives, the House Democratic caucus designated Rep. Mark Ferrandino this morning to become the next Speaker of the House. At a caucus meeting attended by 21 returning legislators and 16 incoming freshmen casting votes