Fischer Bill on South Platte Advances in House

May 7, 2012

May 7, 2012 (Denver) – The House gave initial approval today to a bill to address groundwater issues in the South Platte River Basin, which provides the water for a majority of Coloradans and most of the state’s agriculture. HB12-1278, sponsored by Rep. Randy Fischer (D-Fort Collins), authorizes a study of a Colorado paradox – too

Another Day, Another Step for Civil Unions

May 4, 2012

May 4, 2012 (Denver) – The House Finance Committee voted in favor of civil unions today, moving Colorado two votes and one governor’s signature away from offering broad legal recognition to same-sex couples. The swing vote in today’s 7-6 tally in the Republican-controlled Finance Committee was Rep. Don Beezley (R-Broomfield), who joined with the six Democrats

Civil Unions Bill Advances in House

May 3, 2012

May 3, 2012 (Denver) – Moving the state closer than ever before to providing broad legal recognition for same-sex couples, the House Judiciary Committee voted tonight in favor of a bill to establish civil unions in Colorado. The 6-5 vote reversed the Judiciary Committee’s action on the same bill last year. Tonight, Rep. B.J. Nikkel (R-Loveland)

Safe School Discipline Reform Bill Passes Committee

May 2, 2012

May 2, 2012 (Denver) – A bipartisan bill to reform school discipline measures and promote smart solutions to keep more kids in school passed the House Education Committee unanimously today. SB12-046, sponsored by Reps. Claire Levy (D-Boulder) and B.J. Nikkel (R-Loveland), addresses zero-tolerance policies in Colorado public schools and unintended consequences of those policies. The bill