House OKs Colorado ASSET Bill

March 5, 2013

(March 5) – The Colorado House of Representatives gave preliminary approval today to a bill to make sure all qualified Colorado high school graduates can better afford college. SB13-033, known as Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow, or ASSET, makes the in-state tuition rate at state colleges and universities in Colorado available to all

Pettersen Bill Expanding Access to Education Passes House

March 5, 2013

(March 1) – A bill that will help at-risk Colorado students to access education passed the House today by a vote of 54 to 11. SB13-031, sponsored in the House by Rep. Brittany Pettersen (D-Lakewood), continues the work the state legislature began last year supporting at-risk Colorado youth. The bill expands eligibility under the Colorado

House OKs Melton’s Campus Voter Registration Bill

March 1, 2013

(March 1) – A bill by Rep. Jovan Melton (D-Aurora) to increase voter registrations on campuses in Colorado received preliminary House approval today. HB13-1147 requires public colleges and universities to provide students who are registering for classes with information on how to access the state’s online voter registration website. “It’s more than just a convenience

McLachlan Bill to Eliminate Fee on Veterans Passes House

March 1, 2013

(March 1) – A bill that provides wounded veterans with free fishing licenses passed the House today unanimously. HB13-1232, sponsored by Rep. Mike McLachlan (D-Durango), will authorize the program for free fishing licenses for the active duty military members who have been transferred to the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Carson, Colorado. In 2010, Gov.