February 23, 2012 (Denver) – Republicans killed a bill today that would have protected more Coloradans from radon gas hazards in their homes. The House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee voted 5-4 on party lines to kill the bill. Rep. Larry Liston (R-Colorado Springs) indicated that the recovery of the housing market trumped Coloradans’ health.
February 22, 2012 (Denver) –House GOP members showed again today where their allegiance is—to partisan politics and not Coloradans—as they killed a measure to promote adult literacy and increase vocational certification to help Coloradans get back to work. Rep. Young’s bill to implement a pilot program that would integrate basic education and skills training failed on
February 22, 2012 (Denver) –Rep. Pete Lee’s bill to provide a preference to Colorado companies who employ Colorado workers and veterans failed today in the State Affairs Committee on a party-line vote. HB12-1113, sponsored by Rep. Pete Lee (D-Colorado Springs), would have promoted a preference for companies who hire Coloradans first when bidding for state contracts.
Tyler’s Small Business Development Bill Passes First Committee February 22, 2012 (Denver) – A cornerstone of House Democrats’ 2012 jobs package advanced today when a bill to bolster funding for a successful small business program received bipartisan support in the Economic & Business Development Committee. The panel voted 10-3 to advance Rep. Max Tyler’s HB12-1129 to