This was a historic year at the Colorado legislature. We invested in our state’s small businesses and local economies, we worked to save people money on health care and prescription drugs, we revamped our tax code to benefit working families instead of the most profitable corporations, and we invested in mental health care throughout the […]
Sen. Janet Buckner
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Sen. Buckner: It’s time to pass legislation to improve maternal health outcomes in Colorado
Last week was national Black Maternal Health Week, during which one of the three bills in the Colorado legislature that are part of the Birth Equity Bill Package passed its first hearing. When we passed legislation that created the Maternal Mortality Review Committee in 2019, we knew this was a national call to action to […]
Opinion: Should letting your kid play outside be illegal?
What does it take to get a Democrat and a Republican to co-sponsor a bill? A little joy and a little outrage. Joy at finding an issue we could work on together — we’ve been friends for years. Outrage at some of the stories we’ve heard from friends and constituents, moms and dads who simply […]