Vigil Business Development Bill Passes House, On to Senate

February 2, 2016

(Feb. 2) – A bill sponsored by Rep. Ed Vigil, D-Alamosa, to give more flexibility to provide activities in support of business recruitment, management, and development passed the House 51-13 on third reading this morning. HB16-1011 removes an arbitrary minimum cap and gives metropolitan districts more freedom to provide support for business development. “This is

Lebsock Home Brew Freedom Bill Advances

January 28, 2016

(Jan. 28) – A simple, commonsense measure to allow adults to brew beverages for personal use and remove antiquated language from Colorado state statute, sponsored by Rep. Steve Lebsock, D-Thornton, passed the Business Committee unanimously this afternoon. “The bill is common sense and straight forward,” said Rep. Lebsock. “There is a broad coalition of national

Bill to Expand Business Intelligence Center Gains Support

January 28, 2016

(Jan. 28) – Rep. Angela Williams, D-Denver, advanced her bill to formalize the successful Business Intelligence Center past the Business Committee this afternoon on a 13-0 vote. HB16-1014 formalizes the Business Intelligence Center, designed to help Colorado businesses gain better access to public data, to be operated by the Department of State. “Access to this

First P-TECH Schools Announced

January 12, 2016

(Jan 12, 2016) – Legislation sponsored by Majority Leader Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, has given the green light to two new “Pathways in Technology Early College” (P-TECH) schools, the first of their kind in Colorado. The Colorado Department of Higher Education and the Colorado Department of Education announced today that they had approved and selected the