It’s All About Accountability

April 5, 2013

(April 5) – A bill that will create an oversight committee to monitor the effectiveness of information technology services in government passed the House today by a vote of 37 to 26. Over the next few years, the state will be replacing several aging and outdated software systems for departments, and over the past several

State Budget Gets Bipartisan House OK

April 5, 2013

(April 5) – With a strong bipartisan majority, the House voted 45-18 this morning to give Colorado a balanced 2013-14 state budget that prioritizes economic development and job creation, education, mental health and child welfare. All 36 of the House Democrats who were present, and a third of the 27 present Republicans (one member from

House OKs a Balanced State Budget

April 5, 2013

(April 4) – A bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives approved the Long Bill tonight, giving Colorado a balanced 2013-14 state budget that prioritizes economic development and job creation, education, mental health and child welfare. SB13-230, sponsored in the House by Joint Budget Committee members Claire Levy (D-Boulder), Crisanta Duran (D-Denver) and Cheri Gerou

Saving Young Lives

April 2, 2013

(April 2) – The House gave preliminary approval today to a school safety bill that will increase protections for students suffering from severe allergic reactions. HB13-1171, sponsored by Rep. Dianne Primavera (D-Broomfield), allows, but does not require, schools to authorize the school nurse or other qualified personnel to give an epinephrine auto-injector to a student