Ferrandino Congratulates Minority Leader DelGrosso

July 11, 2013

(July 11) – Speaker Mark Ferrandino congratulated Rep. Brian DelGrosso today on his election by the House Republican caucus as minority leader. “I admire Brian’s analytical skills and his willingness to work hard to find common ground,” Speaker Ferrandino said. “We don’t always agree, but we do always manage to have a productive dialogue. I

New Gun Safety Laws Pass Important Tests

July 10, 2013

(July 10) – A legal challenge to one of the new gun safety laws now in effect in Colorado was blunted today when the plaintiffs effectively dropped their assertion that the law was vague and unenforceable. A federal judge today declined to issue an injunction to halt Colorado’s new ban on the transfer of high-capacity

‘Breakfast After the Bell’ on the Books

July 1, 2013

(July 1) – A bill to help make sure more Colorado schoolkids get a decent breakfast went into effect today, in time for the start of the new school year next month. HB13-1006, sponsored by Reps. Dominick Moreno (D-Commerce City) and Tony Exum Sr. (D-Colorado Springs), will phase in a requirement that schools where at

Two Hamner Bills Become Law, Increasing Government Efficiency

July 1, 2013

(July 1) – Two bills sponsored by Rep. Millie Hamner (D-Dillon) became law today. HB13-1117 brings the various early childhood development programs run by several state departments together under one department: the Colorado Department of Human Services. The current system is administered by a number of departments that often have different funding streams. “By aligning