SAVE-ing Colorado Sexual Assault Survivors

April 11, 2013

(April 11) – A bill to create a compensation fund to ensure that sexual assault victims do not have to pay for necessary medical care and treatment related to a sexual assault passed the House today unanimously. Federal law prevents hospitals from charging sexual assault survivors for their rape kits, but the survivors are still

House Dems Key Jobs Bill Passes House

April 11, 2013

(April 11) – A bill to blend education and skills programs to help the unemployed rejoin Colorado’s workforce passed the House today by a vote of 40 to 22. The bill is a key component of the House Democratic package of bills to accelerate the state’s economy and connect Coloradans to good jobs. HB13-1005, sponsored

Oil Spill Reporting Bill Gets Bipartisan Support

April 10, 2013

(April 10) – A bill to improve reporting requirements for oil spills cleared its first legislative hurdle with bipartisan support today. HB13-1278, sponsored by Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush (D-Steamboat Springs), was approved by a 9-4 vote of the House Transportation & Energy Committee. Rep. Don Coram (R-Montrose) joined the committee’s Democrats in support of the

Kagan Keynote Speaker at Governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program

April 10, 2013

(April 10) – Rep. Daniel Kagan (D-Cherry Hills Village) was the keynote speaker last night at the 32nd Annual Governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program organized by the Anti-Defamation League. This event is one of the largest Holocaust memorial programs in the country. The community-wide event, attended by more than 700 people, began with a memorial ceremony