GOP Kills Schafer’s Radon Safety Bill

February 23, 2012

February 23, 2012 (Denver) – Republicans killed a bill today that would have protected more Coloradans from radon gas hazards in their homes. The House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee voted 5-4 on party lines to kill the bill. Rep. Larry Liston (R-Colorado Springs) indicated that the recovery of the housing market trumped Coloradans’ health.

Scorched Earth for Economic Gardening

February 16, 2012

February 16, 2012 (Denver) – A key element in the House Democrats’ 2012 jobs package died today in the House Economic and Business Development Committee. The vote was 6-5 on party lines. HB12-1133, sponsored by Reps. Pete Lee (D-Colorado Springs) and Dickey Lee Hullinghorst (D-Gunbarrel), would have provided management and technical assistance to businesses that have