Protecting Colorado Students from Lead

April 25, 2017

(April 25) – The House gave initial approval this morning to a bill by Reps. Barbara McLachlan and Tony Exum Sr. to support testing for lead in public school drinking water. “If a school has lead in its pipes, children can be affected mentally and physically for life,” said Rep. McLachlan, D-Durango. “This bill helps

Removing Barriers for Kids to Succeed

April 21, 2017

(April 21) – Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet’s bill to protect student access to their own grades passed the House with a 48-16 vote this morning. “We have an obligation to allow students an opportunity to a free public education,” said Rep. Michaelson Jenet, D-Commerce City. “And that includes access to their grades if they need

Preventing Youth Suicide in Colorado

April 19, 2017

(April 18) – Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet’s bill to support Colorado youth who want to receive therapy passed out of the House Public Health Care & Human Services Committee this evening with a 7-6 vote. Colorado’s suicide rate has been increasing since 2009 and suicide is the leading cause of death among Colorado youth aged

Ensuring Safe Drinking Water in Colorado Schools

April 18, 2017

(April 17) – With a 12-1 vote, the House Education Committee this afternoon approved a bill by Reps. Barbara McLachlan and Tony Exum Sr. to support testing for lead in public school drinking water. “If a school has lead in its pipes, children can be affected mentally and physically for life,” said Rep. McLachlan, D-Durango.