Guv Signs School Funding Overhaul

May 21, 2013

(May 21) – Declaring his belief that it makes Colorado a national model for equitable and accountable financing of public schools, Gov. John Hickenlooper today signed into law a sweeping modernization of the state’s K-12 funding formula. SB13-213 was sponsored in the House by Rep. Millie Hamner (D-Dillon) and in the Senate by Sens. Mike

Hickenlooper Signs Bills to Protect Seniors

May 16, 2013

(May 16) –Gov. John Hickenlooper visited the Seniors’ Resource Center in Wheat Ridge today to sign two bills that will protect and streamline services for seniors. SB13-111, sponsored in the House by Reps. Sue Schafer (D-Wheat Ridge) and Amy Stephens (R-Monument), takes the recommendations made by the Elder Abuse Task Force and requires specified professionals

Guv Signs Major Mental Health Reform Bills

May 16, 2013

(May 16) – Gov. John Hickenlooper signed two key reforms to Colorado’s mental health system today at the Jefferson Center for Mental Health in Wheat Ridge. SB13-266, sponsored in the House by Reps. Tracy Kraft-Tharp (D-Arvada) and Dave Young (D-Greeley), directs the Department of Human Services to create a coordinated behavioral health crisis response system

Guv Signs Yet Another Pete Lee Job-Creator

May 16, 2013

(May 15) – Gov. John Hickenlooper, beer lover and former brewer, combined business and pleasure on a bill-signing road trip today when he made his last stop at New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, where he signed a bill by Rep. Pete Lee (D-Colorado Springs) to give corporations more room to pursue the public good.