Historic Final Step for ASSET

March 8, 2013

(March 8) – The Colorado House of Representatives gave final, bipartisan approval today to a bill to make sure all qualified Colorado high school graduates can better afford college. After Rep. Angela Williams (D-Denver), urged a vote for “inclusiveness and equality,” and her cosponsor, Rep. Crisanta Duran (D-Denver), called on her colleagues “to use the

Bill Motivated by Robert Dewey Takes First Step

March 8, 2013

(March 7) – A bill that will provide compensation to the wrongly convicted passed the House Judiciary Committee today unanimously. HB13-1230, sponsored by Reps. Angela Williams (D-Denver) and Dan Pabon (D-Denver), will create a state compensation program for people who are found factually innocent of felony crimes after serving time in jail, prison or juvenile

Next Steps on Amendment 64

March 7, 2013

(March 7) – House Speaker Mark Ferrandino and Senate President John Morse announced today that they are creating a joint select committee to process the recommendations of a task force appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper to chart a course for the implementation of Amendment 64. Officially titled the Joint Select Committee on the Implementation of

Bill to Protect Kids Passes House

March 7, 2013

(March 7) – A bill to expand the list of people required to report child abuse passed the House today by a vote of 47 to 15. SB13-012, sponsored in the House by Rep. Jonathan Singer (D-Longmont), will expand the list of mandatory reporters of suspected child abuse and neglect to include directors, coaches and