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

Levy, Duran Launch Effort to Corral Gessler

October 10, 2012

(Oct. 10) – Saying they are fed up with a series of episodes in which Secretary of State Scott Gessler has overstepped the bounds of his authority, Reps. Claire Levy (D-Boulder) and Crisanta Duran (D-Denver) announced today that they would offer a bill in the next legislative session to limit the rulemaking power of the office

Hick, Tyler Get Together on CDOT Projects

October 5, 2012

(Oct. 5) – Rep. Max Tyler (D-Lakewood) met with Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Department of Transportation director today to identify ways to expedite CDOT construction projects. The governor and CDOT Director Don Hunt pledged to work with Rep. Tyler to review CDOT’s cash reserve requirements and its design, bidding, accounting and other procedures to

Payday Lenders Taking Smaller Bite Out of Coloradans

October 1, 2012

(Oct. 1) – Attorney General John Suthers’ office issued a report today showing that a law cracking down on the payday lending industry saved Coloradans nearly $100 million in 2011, the first full year that the law was in effect. HB10-1351, sponsored by Rep. Mark Ferrandino (D-Denver), extended the term of payday loans from about two