Payday Lenders Taking Smaller Bite Out of Coloradans

October 1, 2012

(Oct. 1) – Attorney General John Suthers’ office issued a report today showing that a law cracking down on the payday lending industry saved Coloradans nearly $100 million in 2011, the first full year that the law was in effect. HB10-1351, sponsored by Rep. Mark Ferrandino (D-Denver), extended the term of payday loans from about two

GOP Members: No New Help for Jeffco Fire Victims

September 25, 2012

(Sept. 25) – Republican members of the Lower North Fork Fire Commission voted today to oppose a proposal by Rep. Claire Levy (D-Boulder) to increase the sum of money available to victims of the Lower North Fork fire. The blaze happened in March when a Colorado Forest Service prescribed burn went out of control, destroying two

Singer’s Wage Theft Bill on National Agenda

September 18, 2012

(Sept. 18) – Rep. Jonathan Singer’s bill to crack down on wage theft has been cited by a local advocacy group and its national affiliates as part of a 10-point plan to strengthen the U.S. economy and rebuild America’s middle class. The bill was endorsed by FRESC, a Denver-based group that joined with more than 20 national