House Approves Two Amendment 64 Bills

April 30, 2013

(April 29) – The House approved two bills today to establish the framework for a robustly regulated retail marijuana industry. HB13-1317, crafted by a bipartisan legislative select committtee and sponsored by Assistant Majority Leader Dan Pabon (D-Denver), was approved by a 35-29 vote. The bill establishes the regulatory structure for the retail marijuana industry mandated

A Modern Formula for Funding Our Schools

April 29, 2013

(April 29) – The House voted 37-28 this morning to modernize Colorado’s K-12 funding formula and make it more accountable. SB13-213, sponsored in the House by Rep. Millie Hamner (D-Dillon), is the first update since 1994 to the formula used each year to allocate state dollars to each of Colorado’s 178 school districts. The bill

Creating Jobs: Expanding Colorado’s Energy Portfolio

April 27, 2013

(April 24) – A bill that will grow Colorado’s renewable energy industry and create jobs across the state passed the House on second reading today. SB13-252, sponsored in the House by Speaker Mark Ferrandino (D-Denver) and Rep. Crisanta Duran (D-Denver), will make numerous changes to the Renewable Energy Standard (RES). First, it increases the RES