Strong CO Budget Survives GOP Onslaught

March 29, 2018

(March 28) – During a marathon 10-hour session that just beat a midnight deadline, the House of Representatives cast a series of voice votes late tonight to approve a state budget package for the 2018-19 fiscal year, which begins July 1. “We had an unusual number of amendments and we’ll have to reconcile some budget-balancing

Bill to Fight Back Against Federal Tax Overhaul Advances 

March 27, 2018

(March 26) – The House Education Committee voted today 7-6 to approve a bill led by House Education Committee Chairwoman Brittany Pettersen and Assistant Majority Leader Alec Garnett, to make sure state incentives for college savings accounts are used for their intended purpose – college savings.  The federal tax bill, which is a giveaway to

Next Step for Relief for CO Parks & Wildlife

March 26, 2018

(March 25) – Rep. Jeni Arndt’s bipartisan bill to help the cash-strapped Colorado Parks and Wildlife Division passed the House Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources Committee today. “Never in my experience have sportsmen and conservationists been more united and more enthusiastic,” said Rep. Arndt, D-Fort Collins, the House sponsor of SB18-143 with Rep. Jim Wilson,

Foote’s Expansion of Rape Shield Law Passes House

March 26, 2018

(March 26) – The House gave strongly bipartisan approval today to Rep. Mike Foote’s bill to expand protections for sexual assault victims. Victims of sexual assault should not be made to feel attacked a second time in our courts. HB18-1243, sponsored by Rep. Foote, D-Lafayette, with Rep. Cole Wist, R-Centennial, would ensure that defendants in