Protecting Pregnant Women

February 20, 2013

(Feb. 19) – A bill that creates criminal offenses in circumstances where a woman’s pregnancy is abruptly ended by the intentional or reckless criminal behavior of another passed the House Judiciary Committee by a vote of 10 to one. HB13-1154, sponsored by Reps. Mike Foote (D-Lafayette) and Claire Levy (D-Boulder), provides a comprehensive set of

Speaker Seeks Common Ground on Firefighters

February 19, 2013

(Feb. 19) – After receiving a letter today from Gov. John Hickenlooper clarifying his position on a bill to allow collective bargaining for firefighters, Speaker Mark Ferrandino issued the following statement: “We have said from the beginning that we will work with all stakeholders on this critical issue. I’m calling on all the involved parties

Beneficial Inc.

February 19, 2013

(Feb. 19) – The House Business, Labor & Economic & Workforce Development Committee gave the initial go-ahead today to a bill by Rep. Pete Lee (D-Colorado Springs) to allow corporations to purse the public good even if it means reduced profits. Corporations have an overriding fiduciary duty: to maximize profits for their shareholders. HB13-1138 permits

Sister of Sandy Hook Victim Praises Gun Safety Package

February 18, 2013

(Feb. 18) – Jane Dougherty, a Littleton resident whose sister was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., issued a statement today after the Colorado House of Representatives gave final approval to a package of four bills to increase gun safety. Her statement follows: “As a resident of the State of