Duran’s Jobs Training Bill Passes House

April 4, 2012

April 4, 2012 (Denver) – Rep. Crisanta Duran’s bill to invest money in workforce and entrepreneurial training for the unemployed passed the House today with a 48 to 16 vote. HB12-1272, sponsored by Rep. Duran (D-Denver) would invest $8 million in enhanced unemployment benefits for unemployed people who want workforce or entrepreneurial training. This bill would

Governor Signs Key Dems Jobs Bill

April 2, 2012

April 2, 2012 (Denver) –A key component of House Democrats’ 2012 jobs agenda was signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper today. The Skills for Jobs Act, sponsored by Rep. Daniel Kagan (D-Englewood), bridges an information gap by directing the Department of Higher Education and the Department of Labor to develop workforce projections, using data already being collected.

Solano Gets an Education Bill Passed!

April 2, 2012

April 2, 2012 (Denver) – April Fool’s Day was yesterday. Today, Rep. Judy Solano really did get an education bill through the House. HB12-1261 extends a successful stipend program to that supports teachers who complete the rigorous National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification and who commit to teach in low-performing Colorado schools. Students taught by

JBC Wraps Up Long Bill

April 2, 2012

April 2, 2012 (Denver) – The legislative Joint Budget Committee finished work today on the 2012-13 state budget, completing the apportionment of  increased revenues with special attention to education and seniors. Several highlights of the budget agreement completed today include: ·        $57.2 million for the School Finance Act ·        The