House Will Not Convene Until Monday

May 29, 2020

DENVER, CO — Speaker KC Becker and House Majority Leader Alec Garnett today announced that the House would not convene Friday, May 29 or Saturday, May 30. “I feel a deep sense of grief for our great city, and for all our communities who are experiencing profound pain, anger and sadness,” said House Majority Leader Alec Garnett,

Protecting our Firefighters and our Water

May 28, 2020

Bills advance to prevent PFAS contamination and to provide additional benefits for firefighters DENVER, CO — The House Finance Committee today passed Representative Tony Exum’s legislation to protect communities and firefighters from PFAS contamination by a vote of 11-0. The committee also passed Representatives Lisa Cutter and Marc Snyder’s bill to provide health benefits for

Tell Communities When Toxic Pollution is Released!

May 28, 2020

Legislation advanced to require public notification and direct outreach when toxic chemicals are released Denver, CO– The House Finance Committee today advanced Representatives Adrienne Benavidez and Alex Valdez’s bill to protect Colorado communities from toxic chemicals that are emitted from many refineries, factories, coal plants and other facilities. These air toxins heavily impact the communities

Democrats Vote to Strengthen Protections for Energy Consumers

May 28, 2020

DENVER, CO — The House Energy and Environment Committee today passed Representative Daneya Esgar’s bill to increase and improve protections for energy consumers, with specific protections for Coloradans who have an increased electricity use due to a medical condition. The bill was approved by a vote of 7-3. “As so many Coloradans struggle to deal