Ferrandino Applauds DOMA’s Demise

June 26, 2013

(June 26) – Speaker Mark Ferrandino applauded today’s Supreme Court ruling striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which denied equal rights to same-sex couples, as “a big step toward a new era of equality and respect.” “If the law is going to grant special privileges and responsibilities to couples, then it must grant

Young Is Alliance Colorado’s Legislator of the Year

June 20, 2013

(June 20) – Alliance Colorado, an advocacy group for people with developmental disabilities, presented its Legislator of the Year Award today to Rep. Dave Young (D-Greeley). The Alliance award is given to legislators who go above and beyond in their commitment to Coloradans with developmental disabilities and the community providers serving their needs. Rep. Young

JBC Hears More Good News on State’s Economy

June 20, 2013

(June 20) – The state’s leading economists told the legislative Joint Budget Committee today that Colorado’s economic rebound was continuing, noting that the number of jobs in the state had returned to 2.4 million, a level last seen just before the Great Recession in 2008. Natalie Mullis, the legislature’s chief economist, estimated that the state

Guv Signs Protections for Pregnant Women

June 5, 2013

(June 5) – Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill today that will give prosecutors new tools to charge those who intentionally or recklessly cause a woman to lose her pregnancy. HB13-1154, sponsored by Rep. Mike Foote (D-Lafayette) and Rep. Claire Levy (D-Boulder), creates a new category of crime: unlawful termination of pregnancy. “By not assigning