Gov Signs Landmark Equal Pay for Equal Work Act

May 22, 2019

For years, bills to ensure pay equity were blocked at legislature (May 22) – Gov. Polis signed Rep. Janet Buckner and Rep. Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez’s bill to help close the wage gap in Colorado. “Pay discrimination is a persistent issue that short changes women and their families. As an African-American woman, this new law is personal

Full Day-K On The Way: McLachlan’s Bipartisan Bill on Full-Day Kindergarten Signed Into Law

May 21, 2019

Bill received overwhelming bipartisan support in the House and Senate (May 21) – Today, Gov. Jared Polis signed a bipartisan bill by Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, and Rep Jim Wilson, R-Salida, to fund full-day kindergarten. The upcoming state budget proposes funding full-day kindergarten in a responsible, sustainable manner. The program is set to begin this

Bill Signed to Help Coloradans Save for Retirement

May 20, 2019

(May 20) – Gov. Polis signed the Colorado Secure Savings Plan Board, a bill sponsored by Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp and Rep. Chris Hansen, to allow the state of Colorado to study different options to increase the ability of Colorado workers to save more for their retirement. Almost half of private-sector workers do not have access

Lobbying Transparency Act Signed By Gov

May 20, 2019

Cutter and Weissman bill will increase reporting requirements (May 20) – Rep. Lisa Cutter and Rep. Mike Weissman’s bill to improve lobbyist transparency was signed into law today. This new law will increase the reporting requirements for lobbyists. “Recent reports show that special interests spent over $30 million to lobby the legislature. That’s an exorbitant