Duran, Levy Praise Hick’s Budget Proposal

November 14, 2012

(Nov. 14) – House Democrats on the Joint Budget Committee gave a warm welcome today to Gov. John Hickenlooper and his proposal for a 2013-14 state budget that begins to reduce years of cuts to K-12 education and increases the state’s rainy-day reserve. “Gov. Hickenlooper’s budget proposal gives us a great starting point,” Rep. Crisanta

Duran Named to Joint Budget Committee

November 9, 2012

(Nov. 9) – In his first appointment as Speaker-designate, Rep. Mark Ferrandino named Rep. Crisanta Duran today to the legislative Joint Budget Committee. Rep. Duran (D-Denver) joins Rep. Claire Levy (D-Boulder) on the JBC, the House-Senate panel that writes the state budget. As the majority party in the House and Senate, Democrats will have two

Ferrandino Wins Speaker Nomination

November 8, 2012

(Nov. 8) – Fresh from Election Day victories that will vault them into a strong majority in the 2013 House of Representatives, the House Democratic caucus designated Rep. Mark Ferrandino this morning to become the next Speaker of the House. At a caucus meeting attended by 21 returning legislators and 16 incoming freshmen casting votes

House Dems Regain Majority

November 6, 2012

(Nov. 6) – Colorado voters have given Democratic legislators a majority in the state House of Representatives. Election returns tonight assured the Democrats of 34 seats in the 65-member House. When final results are tallied the total could rise as high as 38, which would be a clean sweep of the most contested races. “We