Levy Is Leaving the House

September 12, 2013

(Sept. 12) – Speaker Pro Tempore Claire Levy announced today that she is resigning from the Colorado House of Representatives to become executive director of the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, a Denver-based research and advocacy organization that promotes economic security, access to health care and sound fiscal policy. Rep. Levy (D-Boulder) was originally

Young Notes Launch of Top Jobs Bill

September 9, 2013

(Sept. 9) – Rep. Dave Young (D-Greeley) applauded the launch of a grant program to promote commercialization of new technologies and growth among Colorado’s small high-tech startups. The state Office of Economic Development and International Trade announced last week that it had begun accepting applications for grants under the Advanced Industries Acceleration Act, which had

‘This Behavior Has to Stop’

September 5, 2013

(Sept. 5) – The 15 members of the Black Democratic Legislative Caucus of Colorado and the Colorado Democratic Latin@ Caucus denounced Rep. Lori Saine today for her fried-chicken “silent protest” defense of Sen. Vicki Marble, who outraged many Coloradans with remarks stereotyping African-Americans, Hispanics and their diets. A joint statement from the two caucuses reads:

Fort Lyon Reopens Its Doors as Rehab Facility

September 3, 2013

(Sept. 3) – The revamped Fort Lyon facility opened its doors today, providing a wide range of services to individuals who suffer from substance abuse and mental health issues as well as the homeless. During the 2013 session the legislature approved a bipartisan measure to convert the old Fort Lyon correctional facility near Las Animas