February 29, 2012 (Denver) – Despite broad bipartisan support and the fact that it saves taxpayers more than $164,000 a day, a bill changing how Colorado counties and cities can invest their savings languishes on the House calendar because the Republican leadership refuses to bring it to a floor vote. HB12-1005, sponsored by Rep. Dan Pabon
February 28, 2012 (Denver) – House Republicans have defeated a measure to send wage thieves to jail. Rep. Jonathan Singer’s HB12-1296, adding wage theft to the Colorado criminal code, was scuttled today in the House Judiciary Committee on yet another party-line vote. The tally was 6-5. Current law treats wage theft – the failure to
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.
February 22, 2012 (Denver) –Rep. Pete Lee’s bill to provide a preference to Colorado companies who employ Colorado workers and veterans failed today in the State Affairs Committee on a party-line vote. HB12-1113, sponsored by Rep. Pete Lee (D-Colorado Springs), would have promoted a preference for companies who hire Coloradans first when bidding for state contracts.