Elections for a 21st Century Colorado

April 16, 2013

(April 15) – A bill to provide more options to Colorado voters, creating a system that’s more convenient and more secure, passed the House State, Military & Veterans Affairs Committee tonight on a 7-4 vote. HB13-1303, the Colorado Voter Access and Modernized Elections Act, is sponsored by Majority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst (D-Boulder) and Assistant

Boosting Equity and Adequacy in K-12 Education

April 16, 2013

(April 15) – A bill to modernize Colorado’s K-12 funding formula passed the House Education Committee tonight on a vote of 7-6. 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.

Keeping Jobs in Colorado

April 15, 2013

(April 15) – A measure to make sure more Colorado taxpayer dollars stay in Colorado, supporting Colorado businesses and putting Coloradans to work, passed its first legislative test today. The State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee sent the bill to the Finance Committee on a 7-4 vote. HB13-1292, known as the Keep Jobs in Colorado

Foote’s Oil & Gas Safety Bill Wins House OK

April 15, 2013

(April 15) – The House gave final approval this morning to Rep. Mike Foote’s bill to increase fines for oil and gas operators who violate state rules. The vote was 35-27. Under current law adopted in the 1950s, the maximum daily fine for violators of Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission regulations is $1,000 and