Key House Dem Jobs Bill Passes First Hurdle

January 28, 2013

(Jan. 28) –A bill to blend education and skills programs to help the unemployed fill Colorado’s workforce needs passed the House Education Committee today on a vote of a 12-1. The bill is a key component of the House Democratic jobs package this legislative session. HB13-1005, sponsored by Reps. John Buckner (D-Aurora) and Rhonda Fields

‘Breakfast After the Bell’ Advances

January 28, 2013

(Jan. 28) – The House Education Committee gave initial approval today to a bill to help make sure Colorado schoolkids get a good breakfast. HB13-1006, by Reps. Dominick Moreno (D-Commerce City) and Tony Exum Sr. (D-Colorado Springs), would require schools where at least 70 percent of the students qualify for federal free or reduced lunch

Standing Up for Protection of Pregnant Women

January 28, 2013

(Jan. 28) – Reps. Mike Foote (D-Lafayette) and Claire Levy (D-Boulder) introduced a bill today that will give prosecutors the ability to bring additional charges against a perpetrator whose criminal conduct  causes a woman to lose her pregnancy. The bill, HB13-1154, creates a new category of crimes involving “unlawful termination of a pregnancy.” But unlike