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Vaccination Bill Signed Into Law

vaccinationA modest attempt to boost Colorado vaccination rates has been signed into law.  Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper signed the new law yesterday. The measure requires schools and day care Continue reading

Hickenlooper Signs Bills

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor Hickenlooper has signed a couple more bills into law.  The first bill extends the ReHire program for an additional three years. Last year, Colorado lawmakers set aside $3.6 million to establish ReHire Colorado, a transitional jobs program that connects Coloradans who are ready to work with local employers by providing job training, wage assistance, and support services. The program targets veterans and low-income, low-skill Colorado workers who are unemployed or underemployed, helping them get off of public assistance and back into the workforce. The new law takes effect on August 6th.  The second bill expands the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for Schools loan program. The program provides school districts with loans for wind, solar, or other energy efficiency projects. The projects help ensure that schools are efficient and conducive to learning. The law takes effect immediately.  Pictured: John Hickenlooper

Lawmakers Set to Wrap Up Education Funding Before Session Ends

school-fundingLawmakers have only three more days to get things done during their 120-day session. They have a lot of things to finish before the final gavel hits before midnight Wednesday.  Before they wrap up for the year, lawmakers still have to pass one of the most crucial pieces of legislation they decide annually: How to fund public schools. This year, with extra Continue reading