Republicans Put Politics Over Victims & Families

May 3, 2013

(May 3) – The House gave voice-vote approval today to a bill to protect rape victims from their rapists, closing a tawdry episode in which the House Republicans chose to invent scenarios and fire political cheap shots instead of buckling down and working to address actual policy issues. SB13-227, a bipartisan bill sponsored by Senate

House Approves Kagan’s Tax Cut Bill

May 3, 2013

(May 3) – A bill to help make sure the state’s economic recovery benefits more working Coloradans and their families won preliminary House passage today. SB13-001, sponsored in the House by Rep. Daniel Kagan (D-Cherry Hills Village), would enact a permanent state earned income tax credit of 10 percent of the federal EITC, and would

Safeguarding Colorado’s Most Vulnerable

May 1, 2013

(May 1) – Two bills aimed at implementing protections for some of Colorado’s most vulnerable people passed the House today. SB13-047, sponsored in the House by Rep. Rhonda Fields (D-Aurora), passed by a vote of 63 to one and strengthens protections against identity theft by expanding the current statute to comply with federal law and

Expanding the Search for Wildfire Solutions

May 1, 2013

(May 1) – The House gave final legislative approval today to expand the search for ways to mitigate the impact of wildfires in Colorado. SB13-082, sponsored by Rep. Claire Levy (D-Boulder) and Sens. Jeanne Nicholson (D-Black Hawk) and Ellen Roberts (R-Durango), creates a permanent interim committee to consider issues surrounding wildfires. The bill is a