Fairness for Brick-and-Mortar Businesses

April 24, 2013

(April 24) – Speaker Mark Ferrandino’s bill to help Colorado’s brick-and-mortar businesses, support Colorado jobs and add vibrancy to retail areas across the state advanced today when the House Finance Committee voted 7-6 in favor of HB13-1295. The bill would set up the Colorado framework for the federal Marketplace Fairness Act, which passed its first

Annual School Finance Bill Passes in House Education

April 24, 2013

(April 24) – The House Education Committee voted 11-2 today to approve the annual school finance bill, which appropriates state funds to Colorado’s K-12 schools and related programs. SB13-260, sponsored by Rep. Millie Hamner (D-Dillon), increases state support for local school districts by $51.8 million. This increase represents a small step toward reducing the K-12

Breast Cancer Screenings: Saving Women’s Lives

April 23, 2013

(April 23) – A bill to ensure women have access to all types of breast imaging to help save more women’s lives passed the House Public Health Care & Human Services Committee today by a vote of seven to six. Under current law, a mammogram is one type of breast imaging used for screening and

Bipartisan Public Safety Bill Gets Strong Support

April 23, 2013

(April 23) – A bill to assist law enforcement locate people facing imminent harm passed the House Judiciary Committee unanimously today. HB13-1308, sponsored by Reps. Daniel Kagan (D-Cherry Hills Village) and Bob Gardner (R-Colorado Springs), allows a law enforcement agency to direct an employee of cellular service provider to provide location information of a person