Polis Signs Bills to Strengthen and Protect Students’ Right to Education

May 31, 2019

(May 31) – Today, Governor Polis signed a package of bills that strengthen teachers in schools, create resources to better help students with dyslexia, and create better protections to prevent sexual misconduct at higher education campuses. Rep. Barbara McLachlan’s bipartisan bill will create a pilot program that provides professional development training for school principals to

Gov Signs McLachlan’s Bipartisan Wildfire Mitigation Bill

May 31, 2019

Wildfires continue to threaten homes across Colorado (May 31) – Today, Gov. Polis signed Rep. Barbara McLachlan’s bipartisan bill to mitigate the impacts of wildfires on Colorado’s mountain communities. “We’re quickly approaching wildfire season and this new law will help small businesses, homes and hardworking people who depend on having healthy forests,” said Rep. McLachlan,

Gov Signs Bipartisan Comprehensive Sexual Education Legislation

May 31, 2019

(May 31) – Gov. Polis signed Rep. Susan Lontine and Rep. Yadira Caraveo’s bill to expand the content in the comprehensive sexual education that many students in Colorado already receive. This law does not require schools to teach sex education; however, existing law requires that if they do provide sex education, it must be comprehensive.

Speaker Becker Announces Interim Committee Assignments

May 31, 2019

(May 31) – Speaker KC Becker appointed the chairs, vice chairs and other Democratic members of the 2019 interim committees. Earlier this month, House and Senate Leadership announced the formation of a new interim committee focused on studying school safety in Colorado. “We made historic investments in K-12 and higher-ed and took action on climate,