Keeping Kids Safe

April 18, 2013

(April 17) – A bill to create a statewide child abuse reporting hotline passed the House on second reading today. HB13-1271, sponsored by Reps. Jonathan Singer (D-Longmont) and Jenise May (D-Aurora), requires the Department of Human Services to establish a steering committee to develop an implementation plan for a statewide child abuse reporting hotline. The

Fighting Against Discrimination

April 18, 2013

(April 17) – On the way to joining 42 other states, the Colorado House passed a bill on second reading today that will help ensure women, minorities and LGBT members have recourse for workplace discrimination. HB13-1136, sponsored by Reps. Claire Levy (D-Boulder) and Joe Salazar (D-Thornton), updates Colorado’s current Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act by bringing state

‘Economic Gardening’ Gets a Green Thumbs-Up

April 18, 2013

(April 17) – The House gave voice-vote approval this afternoon to another core element of the House Democrats’ 2013 jobs and economic development agenda — the implementation of “economic gardening” in Colorado. HB13-1003, sponsored by Reps. Pete Lee (D-Colorado Springs) and Leroy Garcia (D-Pueblo), funds a $200,000 pilot program to provide management and technical training

Bipartisan Approval for Job Creation Districts

April 17, 2013

(April 17) – The House gave broadly bipartisan final approval today to a bill to implement “job creation districts,” another example of House Democrats’ all-of-the-above approach to accelerating the state’s economy and connecting Coloradans to good jobs. The vote was 46-17. HB13-1212, sponsored by Rep. Dominick Moreno (D-Commerce City), authorizes local governments to designate job