Bipartisan Proposals Advanced to Expand Access to Higher Education

November 4, 2019

DENVER, CO — The Making Higher Education Attainable Interim Study Committee today advanced three bills that would make it easier for Coloradans to access and pay for higher education. “Recent research from the Colorado Department of Higher Education shows that earning a college or post-high school degree leads to longer life expectancy, better health and

JBC, Dems React to Polis Budget Request

November 1, 2019

DENVER, CO — Joint Budget Committee Democrats today released the following statements on Governor Polis’s FY 2020-2021 Budget request: “I appreciate Governor Polis’s FY 20-21 budget request, and I look forward to developing a responsible and balanced state budget that prioritizes education and transportation and continues lowering the cost of health care for all Coloradans,” said incoming

Early Childhood and School Readiness Legislative Commission Advances Legislation to Support Early Childhood Educators and Invest in Children

October 31, 2019

DENVER, CO– The Early Childhood and School Readiness Legislative Commission today advanced four  legislative proposals to improve state law and create new grant programs to support early childhood students and educators,  “As a lawmaker, a mother of two, and a former early childhood administrator, I am very pleased with the legislation we advanced today,” said

Bipartisan Legislation to Enhance School Safety Moves Forward

October 31, 2019

DENVER, CO — The bipartisan School Safety Committee today advanced five bills to improve school safety in Colorado, including improving coordination among state agencies working on school safety, expanding access to behavioral health training for educators and mental health days for students, and enhancing the Safe2Tell program. “Our goal must be that not one more child