Bill to Address Rising Cost of Prescription Drugs Passes Committee

February 13, 2020

Democrats’ bill would reveal the financial relationships that drive up the cost of drugs and ensure rebates lower premiums for consumers DENVER, CO– The House Committee on Health and Insurance today passed Representatives Dominique Jackson and Dylan Roberts’ landmark legislation to increase transparency in prescription drug pricing. The bill would also ensure that manufacturer rebates

Bill to Abolish Columbus Day Moves Forward

February 12, 2020

DENVER, CO — The Colorado House today gave initial approval to a bill to eliminate state recognition of Columbus Day, a holiday named after the perpetrator of numerous crimes against humanity, and instead create a holiday that recognizes humanitarian Frances Xavier Cabrini. The new holiday would be the first state holiday named after a woman

CROWN Act Passes the House

February 12, 2020

Bill would ban hairstyle discrimination. DENVER, CO — Rep. Leslie Herod and Janet Buckner’s bill, HB20-1048, known as the CROWN Act, today was approved by the House on third reading. The bill would explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of hair texture, hair type, and protect hairstyles like dreadlocs, twists, tight coils or curls, cornrows,

Extension of Contracting Support Program for Small Businesses Advances

February 11, 2020

Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) helps small businesses obtain state and federal contracts The House today passed Representatives Daneya Esgar and Tom Sullivan’s legislation to extend the Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) for the next five years. The vote was 49-12.  “PTAC is an invaluable resource for small businesses across Colorado,” said Rep.