House OKs Adams State, Metro State Name Changes

March 27, 2012

(Mar. 27) – Bills to rename Adams State College in Alamosa and Metropolitan State College of Denver passed the state House of Representatives this morning and were sent to the Senate. Under HB12-1080, sponsored by Rep. Ed Vigil, Adams State would become Adams State University, and SB12-148, by Rep. Crisanta Duran, would turn Metro State

Landmark Medicaid Reform Clears Approps Unanimously

March 27, 2012

March 27, 2012 (Denver) – A pragmatic, bipartisan bill bringing Colorado to the forefront of Medicaid reform passed the House Appropriations Committee this morning on a unanimous vote that sends it to the House floor. House Bill 12-1281, sponsored by Rep. Dave Young (D-Greeley) and cosponsored by Rep. Cheri Gerou (R-Evergreen), has broad support from

Battle Looming Over Further State Layoffs

March 24, 2012

March 28, 2012 (Denver) – Monday’s unilateral Republican declaration of a “budget agreement” proved premature a day later when the legislative Joint Budget Committee remained locked in a stalemate over a proposal to lay off state workers in the face of a $200 million state budget surplus. A preliminary budget motion earlier this year, when the

GOP Pushes Bill to Help Insurance Firms Cut Payouts

March 23, 2012

March 23, 2012 (Denver) – House Republicans went to bat for big insurance companies today, approving a bill to reduce the amount of money they have to pay on personal injury claims. HB12-1305 would change the statutory interest rate payable on judgments like insurance claims to 2 percentage points above the discount rate charged by the