Speaker Seeks Common Ground on Firefighters

February 19, 2013

(Feb. 19) – After receiving a letter today from Gov. John Hickenlooper clarifying his position on a bill to allow collective bargaining for firefighters, Speaker Mark Ferrandino issued the following statement: “We have said from the beginning that we will work with all stakeholders on this critical issue. I’m calling on all the involved parties

Beneficial Inc.

February 19, 2013

(Feb. 19) – The House Business, Labor & Economic & Workforce Development Committee gave the initial go-ahead today to a bill by Rep. Pete Lee (D-Colorado Springs) to allow corporations to purse the public good even if it means reduced profits. Corporations have an overriding fiduciary duty: to maximize profits for their shareholders. HB13-1138 permits

Sister of Sandy Hook Victim Praises Gun Safety Package

February 18, 2013

(Feb. 18) – Jane Dougherty, a Littleton resident whose sister was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., issued a statement today after the Colorado House of Representatives gave final approval to a package of four bills to increase gun safety. Her statement follows: “As a resident of the State of

Gun Safety Package Passes House

February 18, 2013

(Feb. 18) – The Colorado House of Representative gave final approval today to a package of gun safety bills. HB13-1229, closing the loophole on background checks for firearms purchasers, passed 36-29. HB13-1228, ending the taxpayer subsidy for gun buyers’ background checks, passed 33-32. HB13-1224, limiting the sale, purchase or transfer of firearms magazines that can