Pettersen Bills to Increase Equity for Kids and Combat Opioid Abuse Now Law

June 2, 2017

(June 2) – Gov. John Hickenlooper this morning signed into law two groundbreaking bills by Rep. Brittany Pettersen to solve a statewide issue about mill levy funding while also increasing accountability for schools and to combat opioid addiction through inpatient treatment. Gov. Hickenlooper joined advocates at Rocky Mountain Prep Southwest to sign HB17-1375, the first

House Dems Respond After Mead Explosion

May 26, 2017

House Dems Respond After Mead Explosion   (May 26) – After the tragedy in Mead, Colorado, yesterday afternoon, Majority Leader KC Becker and Rep. Mike Foote issued the following statements: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this tragic explosion,” said Majority Leader Becker, D-Boulder. “This is the second deadly incident in a

A New Research Center to Address Opioid Crisis

May 18, 2017

(May 18) – Gov. John Hickenlooper this morning signed into law a bill sponsored by Rep. Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood, to address Colorado’s opioid and substance abuse crisis. SB17-193 creates a research center for substance abuse and addiction prevention strategies and treatment at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Aurora. The center will expand