Addressing Colorado’s Substance Abuse Crisis

May 3, 2017

(May 3) – Bills by Reps. Brittany Pettersen and Daneya Esgar to address Colorado’s opioid and substance abuse crisis passed the House on third reading this morning. “This represents a bold and innovative effort to directly tackle some of the very serious challenges of opioid addiction, specifically in southeastern Colorado,” said Rep. Esgar, D-Pueblo. “We

Protecting Colorado Students from Lead

April 25, 2017

(April 25) – The House gave initial approval this morning to a bill by Reps. Barbara McLachlan and Tony Exum Sr. to support testing for lead in public school drinking water. “If a school has lead in its pipes, children can be affected mentally and physically for life,” said Rep. McLachlan, D-Durango. “This bill helps

Ensuring Safe Drinking Water in Colorado Schools

April 18, 2017

(April 17) – With a 12-1 vote, the House Education Committee this afternoon approved a bill by Reps. Barbara McLachlan and Tony Exum Sr. to support testing for lead in public school drinking water. “If a school has lead in its pipes, children can be affected mentally and physically for life,” said Rep. McLachlan, D-Durango.

Implementing Zero Suicide in Colorado

June 10, 2016

(June 10) – A bill by Rep. Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood to implement the Zero Suicide model in order to reduce the rate of suicide in Colorado was signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper this morning. “Whether you know someone personally or know a family going through the loss of a loved one, suicide is something that