House Works to Address Shortage of Critical School Staff in Rural Areas

February 28, 2020

DENVER, CO– The House today passed HB20-1127, bipartisan legislation to address the special education service provider shortage in rural areas, by a vote of 50-13. The bill is sponsored by Representatives Julie McCluskie, a former school district official, and Barbara McLachlan, a former teacher.  “We’re facing a shortage of critical professionals in our schools, such

House Passes Composting Bill

February 28, 2020

Legislation would create a statewide organics management plan to improve soil health and combat climate change DENVER, CO– The House today passed Representatives Lisa Cutter and Meg Froelich’s legislation to create a statewide organics management plan by a vote of 39-24.  “Composting diverts waste from landfills, increases the carbon storage capacity of agricultural lands and

House Unanimously Passes Higher Ed Investment Protections

February 28, 2020

Bill would allow prospective students to access information regarding the expected return on investment of a private occupational school degree. DENVER, CO– The House voted 63-0 today to pass Representative Cathy Kipp’s bipartisan bill to collect and distribute information related to the return on investment (ROI) that students can expect from private occupational schools and

House Passes Bill to Increase Government Transparency

February 28, 2020

The House today unanimously passed HB20-1039, which would increase government transparency by creating a web portal that allows the public to search for information about state agency rulemaking.  “We’ve heard from constituents that it needs to be easier for them to find information about the rules that state agencies are working on,” said bill sponsor