Fixing the Roads Without Mortgaging the Future

February 22, 2018

(Feb. 21) – Democrats on the House Transportation & Energy Committee voted today to defeat a bill that would have saddled the state with billions of dollars in debt that it would never be able to pay without raiding school funding. HB18-1119, sponsored by Rep. Tim Leonard, R-Evergreen, would have asked the voters to authorize

A Trifecta for Exum

February 21, 2018

(Feb. 20) – Three bills sponsored by Rep. Tony Exum Sr. advanced in the legislative process today. Rep. Exum’s bill to assist the families of state employees who die in the line of duty passed House Public Health Care & Human Services Committee on a unanimous 13-0 vote. SB18-148, sponsored in the House by Reps.

Civil Rights Division Wins Strong Bipartisan Support

February 21, 2018

(Feb. 20) — The House Judiciary Committee voted 10-1 today to introduce a bill reauthorizing the Colorado Civil Rights Division & Commission, in a strong bipartisan recognition of the important role the agency plays in protecting Coloradans against discrimination. After a number of Republican amendments to weaken the CCRD were defeated by the Democratic majority

Duran Creates Select Committee on Climate Responsibility

February 15, 2018

(Feb. 15) – Speaker Crisanta Duran announced today that she has formed the House Select Committee on Climate Responsibility and named Rep. Chris Hansen, D-Denver, as its chairman.  “Climate change threatens our Colorado way of life and our state must continue to lead on climate action,” Speaker Duran said. “Colorado has a huge interest in