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CO Birth Control Budget Increases

BC-PILLFunds have been approved that will go towards a public health program that has already decreased teen pregnancy and abortions in Colorado by close to 50% since 2009. The 2016-2017 State budget recently signed by governor Hickenlooper, allocated an additional $2.5 million to go towards the Colorado Department of Health’s family planning budget which helps to provide contraception services around the state. The family plan Continue reading

Meetings To Discuss Water Next Week

water plan meetings-229Three meetings will take place next week to discuss the Water Plans for the Yampa, White and Green River Basins. John Stulp the “Interbasin Compact Committee Director” and a special water policy advisor to Governor Hickenlooper will be at the meetings to discuss water issues in the area. The first meeting will be Monday evening from Continue reading

Republicans And Democrats Agree On State Budget

colorado-state-seal-300Governor Hickenlooper may soon have a state budget on his desk to sign. The bill includes a K-12 spending increase that exceeds 100 dollars per student. The Budget now goes back to Continue reading

Ag Day At The Capitol

ag dayColorado’s Ag Day at the capital will take place Tuesday starting at 11:30. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will be joined by state officials, lawmakers and agriculture representatives to honor Colorado’s ag producers and agribusinesses. According to Hickenlooper, the Continue reading

Governor Hickenlooper To Deliver State Of The State Today

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper won’t push to repeal the death penalty in the new session of the state Legislature. He said yesterday that the topic won’t be coming up in his State of the State speech today. The issue has become a hot button issue during Hickenlooper’s time in office. He indefinitely suspended the execution of convicted killer Continue reading

Tipton, Gardner, Hickelooper Respond To Obama Gun Plans

gun contorlCongressman Scott Tipton issued a statement yesterday in response to the President’s executive orders on gun control. In the statement Tipton called the Presidents proposals “overreaching” and said the President is “playing Politics rather than working with Continue reading

Lawmakers Spar Over Licenses for Illegal Immigrants

Illegal-Immigration-300Lawmakers got into a heated debate yesterday over a program that provides driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. Republicans introduced legislation to reject money for the program, a move Democrats were unhappy with. The bill would block the Hickenlooper administration from spending $166,000 in fees generated from Continue reading

Beauprez Concedes Governor’s Race

BEAUPREZBob Beauprez has conceded the governor’s race. The Republican running to unseat Governor Hickenlooper conceded yesterday after a tight race. In an email to his supporters, Beauprez said “there just aren’t enough options to get us across the finish line.” Hickenlooper won a second term, narrowly defeating Beauprez. The race was much Continue reading

Hickenlooper, Udall Yet to Address Northwest Colorado

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300mark-udall-300The Hickenlooper and Udall camps have yet to commit to an interview to talk about Northwest Colorado issues. Both men are running for reelection this year. Governor John Continue reading

Lawmakers Approve Child Care Bill

child careIn the wee hours of Friday morning, the Colorado General Assembly gave final approval to a bill that will make child care more affordable and more accessible for thousands of low-wage working families.  The Colorado Center on Law and Policy has been working with partner organizations since the summer Continue reading

Gardner Urges Hickenlooper to Allow Insurance Companies to Restore Health Plans

gardnerCongressman Cory Gardner (CO-04) sent a letter last night to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper requesting that the state of Colorado allow insurance companies the ability to restore health plans that were cancelled due to the President’s health care law. This request comes as 335,484 Coloradans have received cancellation Continue reading