A Real Chance to Compete

April 21, 2017

(April 21) – The House gave preliminary approval today to a bill to break down one of the last strongholds of unemployment in Colorado – former convicts who have paid their debt to society and straightened out their lives, but are unable to get a job. HB17-1305, sponsored by Reps. Mike Foote, D-Lafayette, and Jovan

Duran Hails Jobs Report

April 21, 2017

(April 21) – Speaker Crisanta Duran said she is “absolutely thrilled” by today’s report showing Colorado with the lowest unemployment rate in the country. According to the state Department of Labor and Employment’s monthly survey of households, released this morning, the unemployment rate in Colorado decreased three-tenths of a percentage point in March to 2.6

Employment for Adults with IDD

June 10, 2016

(June 10) – Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill by Rep. Dianne Primavera this morning to help ensure that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities can find meaningful employment. “All Coloradans are capable of meaningful work, including those with disabilities,” said Rep. Primavera, D- Broomfield. “If society in general had an unemployment rate of 75

Workplace Pregnancy Accommodations Now Law

June 1, 2016

(June 1) – Rep. Faith Winter’s Colorado Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which protects pregnant employees’ health and ability to work, was signed into law this afternoon by Gov. John Hickenlooper. HB16-1438 ensures that pregnant workers are offered reasonable accommodations to protect a healthy pregnancy, including more frequent bathroom breaks, access to a water bottle, seating