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

House Passes Lee Bill to Ease Penalties for Truancy

March 19, 2018

(March 19) – Rep. Pete Lee’s bipartisan bill to limit the use of incarceration for juveniles for truancy from school passed the House today on a voice vote. It’s the 21st century, but some Colorado courts are still jailing students solely for truancy. The major drivers of truancy are poverty, homelessness, teen pregnancy, foster care

One Bad Gun Bill Goes Down

February 22, 2018

(Feb. 21) – After six hours of testimony today, Democrats on the House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee defeated the first of three Republican bills that would roll back gun safety protections in Colorado and make our schools and communities less safe. HB18-1037, sponsored by Minority Leader Patrick Neville, R-Castle Rock, would have allowed

House Passes Buckner’s Bill to Address Nursing Shortage

February 12, 2018

(Feb. 12) – Rep. Janet Buckner’s bill to address Colorado’s nursing shortage by expanding pathways for nursing students passed the House with strong bipartisan support today. “More nurses and better-trained nurses will translate into better health outcomes for Coloradans,” said Rep. Buckner, D-Aurora. HB18-1086, sponsored by Reps. Buckner and Paul Lundeen, R-Monument, would allow Colorado’s