House Dems Regain Majority

November 6, 2012

(Nov. 6) – Colorado voters have given Democratic legislators a majority in the state House of Representatives. Election returns tonight assured the Democrats of 34 seats in the 65-member House. When final results are tallied the total could rise as high as 38, which would be a clean sweep of the most contested races. “We

Levy, Duran Launch Effort to Corral Gessler

October 10, 2012

(Oct. 10) – Saying they are fed up with a series of episodes in which Secretary of State Scott Gessler has overstepped the bounds of his authority, Reps. Claire Levy (D-Boulder) and Crisanta Duran (D-Denver) announced today that they would offer a bill in the next legislative session to limit the rulemaking power of the office

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