Helping Kids Achieve Academic Success 

March 27, 2013

(March 27) – A bipartisan bill to rewrite Colorado’s English Language Proficiency Act passed the House Education Committee with a vote of nine to two. HB13-1211, sponsored by Reps. John Buckner (D-Aurora) and Clarice Navarro (R-Pueblo), provides a significant increase in funding for professional development to help teachers work with English-language learners (ELLs) on all

Green Bills Pass House

March 27, 2013

(March 27) – Two bills promoting alternative technology and energy passed on the House Floor today. HB13-1105, sponsored by Reps. Mike Foote (D-Lafayette) and Max Tyler (D-Lakewood), would create a voluntary program designed to create consumer demand for energy efficiency improvements within Colorado’s housing market by offering short-term incentives for high-performing new homes and energy

Fairness for Fire Victims

March 25, 2013

(March 25) – A unanimous House gave final legislative passage today to a bill sponsored by Rep. Claire Levy (D-Boulder) to give Coloradans a fairer shake when they suffer loss or damage from state actions. SB13-023 was prompted by the Lower North Fork fire, which was started in March 2012 when a Colorado Forest Service