Bipartisan Jobs Bill Passes House

April 19, 2013

(April 19) – A bipartisan bill to continue the Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Centers to help Colorado businesses grow passed the House today by a vote of 49 to 13. HB13-1301, sponsored by Reps. Su Ryden (D-Aurora) and Bob Gardner (R-Colorado Springs), continues the Colorado PTAC program, which offers education, counseling and technical assistance to

Revamped Firefighter Bill Passes House

April 19, 2013

(April 19) – The Colorado Firefighter Safety Act passed the House today by a vote of 35 to 28. SB13-025, sponsored in the House by Rep. Angela Williams (D-Denver), has been significantly overhauled from its previous version that passed the Senate on Feb. 5 by a vote of 19 to 15. The new form addresses

Fighting Against Discrimination

April 19, 2013

(April 19) – On the way to joining 42 other states, the Colorado House passed a bill today that will help ensure women, minorities and LGBT members have recourse for workplace discrimination. The vote was 35 to 28. HB13-1136, sponsored by Reps. Claire Levy (D-Boulder) and Joe Salazar (D-Thornton), updates Colorado’s current Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act

Keeping Kids Safe

April 19, 2013

(April 19) – A bill to create a statewide child abuse reporting hotline passed the House today by a vote of 42 to 21. HB13-1271, sponsored by Reps. Jonathan Singer (D-Longmont) and Jenise May (D-Aurora), requires the Department of Human Services to establish a steering committee to develop an implementation plan for a statewide child