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Press Releases

Sep 20, 2023

JOINT RELEASE: Colorado Economy Continues to Grow

Democratic members of the Joint Budget Committee today released the following statements after the Legislative Council Staff and the Office of State Planning and Budgeting delivered the September quarterly economic forecasts

Sep 7, 2023

JOINT RELEASE: Wildfire Matters Review Committee Tours Wildfire Fighting Facilities, Meets with Impacted Coloradans

This week, bipartisan members of the Wildfire Matters Review Committee (WMRC) participated in a series of site visits throughout the Western Slope to learn more about Colorado’s wildfire response and prevention resources and hear directly from Coloradans impacted by recent destructive wildfires.

Aug 31, 2023

Majority Leader Duran, Rep. Lieder to Receive Awards for Championing Labor Laws

Majority Leader Monica Duran and Representative Sheila Lieder today will receive awards at Colorado AFL-CIO’s Second Annual Labor Day Labor Champion Award Dinner to celebrate their work in passing laws to better support workplace conditions and boost wages for working Coloradans. Majority Leader Monica Duran will receive the State House Labor Champion Award and Representative Sheila Lieder will receive the Rising Star Award.

Aug 31, 2023

JOINT RELEASE: Laws to Improve Contact with Loved Ones While Incarcerated, Remote Accessibility for Court Proceedings Go Into Effect

On September 1, two new laws go into effect to lower the cost of phone communication between people that are incarcerated and their friends and family and improve accessibility in court proceedings by allowing remote participation.

Aug 10, 2023

JOINT RELEASE: Lawmakers Urge Insurance Carriers to Support Former Friday Health Consumers

State lawmakers, led by Representatives Andrew Boesenecker and Lindsey Daugherty, today sent a letter to Colorado’s health insurance carriers urging them to honor former Friday Health Plan enrollees’ payments toward their deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums.

Aug 7, 2023

JOINT RELEASE: New Laws to Protect Workers from Harassment and Discrimination, Improve Equity in Colorado’s Justice System Go Into Effect

New laws include updates to the POWR Act, alternative sentencing options for pregnant people and admissibility standards for youth interrogations

Aug 7, 2023

JOINT RELEASE: Law to Improve Education in Colorado Takes Effect

A new law to reduce language barriers in schools goes into effect today

Aug 7, 2023

JOINT RELEASE: Laws to Save Coloradans Money on Housing, Improve Wildfire Insurance Coverage Take Effect

DENVER, CO - On August 7, three laws to reduce the cost of housing, protect homeowners’ access to insurance plans, and improve local governments’ ability to hold short-term rentals to local rules and regulations will go into effect.

Aug 7, 2023

JOINT RELEASE: Laws to Save Renters Money and Strengthen Protections Go Into Effect

Three new laws to cut down on housing costs and strengthen renter protections go into effect August 7

Aug 4, 2023

JOINT RELEASE: Laws to Improve Accountability & Transparency for Utilities, Increase Adoption of Clean Energy Resources to Take Effect

New laws to save Coloradans money on their energy bills, improve pricing stability, and improve pathways for thermal energy adoption will take effect on August 7.

Aug 4, 2023

Majority Leader Duran’s Statement on Departure of Senate Majority Leader Moreno

Majority Leader Monica Duran, D-Wheat Ridge, today released the following statement in response to Majority Leader Dominick Moreno’s departure from the Colorado General Assembly:

Aug 4, 2023

Laws to Reduce Emissions, Bolster Environmental Programs & Mitigate Wildfires to Take Effect

New laws to set updated emission reduction goals, bolster environmental programs, and help mitigate and recover from wildfires will take effect on August 7.

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