A Modern Formula for Funding Our Schools

April 29, 2013

(April 29) – The House voted 37-28 this morning to modernize Colorado’s K-12 funding formula and make it more accountable. SB13-213, sponsored in the House by Rep. Millie Hamner (D-Dillon), is the first update since 1994 to the formula used each year to allocate state dollars to each of Colorado’s 178 school districts. The bill

Creating Jobs: Expanding Colorado’s Energy Portfolio

April 27, 2013

(April 24) – A bill that will grow Colorado’s renewable energy industry and create jobs across the state passed the House on second reading today. SB13-252, sponsored in the House by Speaker Mark Ferrandino (D-Denver) and Rep. Crisanta Duran (D-Denver), will make numerous changes to the Renewable Energy Standard (RES). First, it increases the RES

Leveling Playing Field for CO Businesses

April 26, 2013

(April 26) – The House gave final approval this morning to Speaker Mark Ferrandino’s bill to level the playing field for Colorado’s Main Street merchants and support Colorado jobs. The vote was 37-23. Rep. Frank McNulty (R-Highlands Ranch) joined the House Democrats in support of Colorado’s brick-and-mortar businesses and the jobs they create, but said

Public Safety Bill Gets Strong Bipartisan Support

April 26, 2013

(April 26) – A bill to help law enforcement locate people believed to be in danger of imminent harm passed the House today by a vote of 52 to eight. HB13-1308, sponsored by Reps. Daniel Kagan (D-Cherry Hills Village) and Bob Gardner (R-Colorado Springs), allows a law enforcement agency to direct a cellular service provider