House Dems Key Jobs Bill Passes Second Reading

April 10, 2013

(April 10) – A bill to blend education and skills programs to help the unemployed rejoin Colorado’s workforce passed the House today on second reading. The bill is a key component of the House Democratic package of bills to accelerate the state’s economy and connect Coloradans to good jobs. HB13-1005, sponsored by Reps. John Buckner

SAVE-ing Colorado Sexual Assault Survivors

April 10, 2013

(April 10) – A bill to create a compensation fund to ensure that sexual assault victims do not have to pay for necessary medical care and treatment related to a sexual assault passed the House on second reading today. Federal law prevents hospitals from charging sexual assault survivors for their rape kits, but the survivors

Drawing a Line on Child Abuse

April 9, 2013

(April 9) – A key component of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s child welfare reform package began its march through the legislative process today when the House Public Health Care & Human Services voted 8-5 to support a statewide child abuse reporting hotline. HB13-1271, sponsored by Reps. Jonathan Singer (D-Longmont) and Jenise May (D-Aurora), requires the Department

Ed Success Task Force to Be Continued

April 9, 2013

(April 9) – A bill that will continue the Educational Success Task Force and create the Educational Success Legislative Committee passed the House today by a vote of 39 to 24. HB13-1244, sponsored by Reps. Dave Young (D-Greeley) and Rhonda Fields (D-Aurora), will continue the success task force that focuses on ensuring student success at