Rep. Wilson Bill Extending Wildlife Tax Checkoff Passes

January 24, 2012

January 24, 2012 (Denver) – Rep. Roger Wilson’s (D-Glenwood Springs) bill extending the nongame tax checkoff on the Colorado state income tax form passed its second reading today on the House floor. HB-1050 extends this tax checkoff through 2015. The nongame wildlife voluntary contribution was the first tax checkoff to ever be included on the Colorado

Hamner’s Healthy Forests Program Wins Ag Committee Support

January 23, 2012

January 23, 2012 (Denver) – Rep. Millie Hamner won House Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources Committee approval today for her bill to reauthorize a forest restoration program and three associated funds to promote the health of Colorado’s forests and combat Colorado’s bark beetle epidemic in order to protect Colorado’s watersheds, tourist economy and local mountain communities

Teen Suicide Prevention Measure Passes House Education Committee

January 23, 2012

January 23, 2012 (Denver) – A resolution to help raise awareness on teen suicide co-sponsored by Rep. Andy Kerr (D-Lakewood) unanimously passed through the Education Committee today. HJR 1004, co-sponsored by Rep. Andy Kerr and Rep. Tom Massey (R-Poncha Springs) calls for more training in suicide prevention for educators and strives to lessen the stigma on

Military Day at the Capitol: House Dems Sponsor 3 Resolutions

January 23, 2012

January 23, 2012 (Denver) – Before an audience that included state senators and the senior commanders of the Army and Air Force bases in Colorado, the House of Representatives observed its annual Military Day today, honoring those from Colorado who have died wearing our nation’s uniform and all Coloradans who have served in our armed forces.