Bipartisan Proposals Advanced to Expand Access to Higher Education

November 4, 2019

DENVER, CO — The Making Higher Education Attainable Interim Study Committee today advanced three bills that would make it easier for Coloradans to access and pay for higher education. “Recent research from the Colorado Department of Higher Education shows that earning a college or post-high school degree leads to longer life expectancy, better health and

‘A Sad Day in America’

June 27, 2018

Duran, Becker Dismayed by Supreme Court Ruling Undermining Collective Bargaining (June 27) – House leaders expressed dismay today after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing public employees to opt out of union dues. “This disappointing ruling is a setback for collective bargaining all across America,” Speaker Crisanta Duran said. “For more than a century, organized

Coleman’s Bills to Help Grow Teachers & Cut Cost of Child Care Signed Into Law

May 30, 2018

(May 30) – Rep. James Coleman’s top priorities this session were to help Colorado educators and parents. Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed Coleman’s bills to increase the availability of quality child care providers in Colorado and produce more teachers. Today, Gov. Hickenlooper signed HB18-1004, to extend a tax credit for donations to child care facilities.  “Coloradans deserve

Gov Signs Michaelson Jenet Bill to Help Colorado Students

May 29, 2018

(May 29) – Gov. John Hickenlooper today signed Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet’s bipartisan bill to expand school meal programs. The state currently pays a 40-cent copay on reduced-price lunches for K-5 students through the School Lunch Protection Program. SB18-013 will expand copay coverage through eighth grade. This bill will help remove the stigma and lunch