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

Bill to Protect Graves from Desecration Wins Initial House OK

March 23, 2012

March 23, 2012 (Denver) – The House advanced a bill today to protect graves from desecration, defeating the Republican leadership’s attempt to gut the bill. HB12-1068, sponsored by Rep. Wes McKinley (D-Cokedale), would require the board of directors of a nonprofit cemetery to include at least one owner of a burial space in that cemetery. The

House GOP Condemns Bipartisan Jobs Bill to Purgatory

March 23, 2012

March 23, 2012 (Denver) – Republicans on the House Appropriations committee failed to pass and then failed to kill a bipartisan jobs bill to invest in workforce and entrepreneurial training for Colorado’s unemployed this morning in a blatant show of partisan politics. The action ground to a halt when Rep. Gerou (R-Evergreen) cast a “no”