Investments Bill Takes a Step Forward

February 2, 2012

March 2, 2012 (Denver) – A bipartisan bill that saves Colorado taxpayers more than $164,000 a day moved forward this morning after gathering dust for a nearly month because the Republican leadership failed to bring it to a floor vote. HB12-1005, sponsored by Rep. Dan Pabon (D-Denver) and Sen. Ted Harvey (R-Highlands Ranch), would allow counties to

Kefalas Passes Bill for Safer, Less Expensive Foster Care System

February 2, 2012

February 2, 2012 (Denver) – Rep. John Kefalas (D-Fort Collins) passed a bill through the House Health and Environment Committee today streamlining the process of kinship placements and promoting safe and increased use of kinship care for youth in the foster care system. The bill passed committee on a unanimous vote. “This bill reduces costs in

Hamner Fights ATV Bill that Strips Counties of their Power

February 1, 2012

February 1, 2012 (Denver) –A bill to strip local municipalities of control of their local roads passed 8 to 5 the Transportation committee today. HB 1066 sponsored by Rep. Kevin Priola (R-Henderson) would legalize the use of all-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, on all roads, including paved, in municipalities of less than 5,000 people. There are currently 195 Colorado  municipalities that

Bill to Continue Make-A-Wish Foundation Tax Checkoff Passes Finance Committee

February 1, 2012

February 1, 2012 (Denver) –Rep. Andy Kerr’s bill to continue the “Make-a-Wish Foundation” income tax voluntary contribution checkoff passed the Finance Committee unanimously today. The Make-a-Wish Foundation grants over 250 wishes to sick Colorado kids each year. The organization receives no government funding and relies on fundraising efforts and contributions from individuals and organizations. HB 1096