Exum Trifecta

April 27, 2018

(April 26) – Three bills sponsored by Rep. Tony Exum Sr. won the House’s voice-vote approval tonight. HB18-1316, sponsored by Reps. Exum, D-Colorado Springs, and Dan Pabon, D-Denver, continues the WORK Act, first sponsored by Rep. Pabon in 2015 and now recognized as one of the best workforce development programs in the country. The program

House OKs Tax Credit to Make Child Care More Available

April 20, 2018

(April 20) – The House gave final passage today to Rep. James Coleman’s bill to help increase the availability of quality child care providers in Colorado. HB18-1004, sponsored by Reps. Coleman, D-Denver, and Jim Wilson, R-Salida, extends a tax credit for donations to child care facilities. The donations can be used to hire more staff

When Minimum Wage Is Not Enough

April 18, 2018

(April 18) – The House Local Government Committee advanced a bill today to allow counties and cities to increase the minimum wage in their localities beyond the state minimum wage, currently $10.20 an hour. HB18-1368, sponsored by Reps. Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, and Jovan Melton, D-Aurora, would allow local governments to adjust their minimum wage