A balanced approach, not endless litigation, gets better environmental results without gutting thousands of jobs.
Colorado General Assembly
Adjuncts will soon qualify for federal student loan forgiveness but Colorado Democrats want to give them more aid toward debt relief
A bill would give adjunct instructors, who may rely on food banks and share housing, full-time employment status for the sake of applying for federal student loan forgiveness
Opinion: Feeling trapped by two-party gridlock? Here’s a way out
Denver conservatives and Colorado Springs liberals, rejoice! This plan would give you a voice at the Capitol.
Colorado’s youth corrections system wants to grow, which is the opposite of what lawmakers want
Lawmakers reduced the state limit on the number of kids and teens sent to juvenile detention centers just two years ago. Now the Division of Youth Services is asking to bump it up.
Opinion: Disordered eating is a public-health problem that requires a government response
Colorado has an opportunity to respond to the needs of youth by passing a bill to create the Office of Disordered Eating Prevention
Colorado horses are being slaughtered abroad for human consumption. A new bill could shut down the industry.
An investigation by animal welfare groups followed horses from auctions to holding facilities to slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico, where they were exported for human consumption
Opinion: Outlaw the slaughter of horses for human food
The horsemeat industry is inhumane to horses, and potentially dangerous for people.
Nearly 25% of Colorado’s state lawmakers have landed a statehouse seat by vacancy committee
There will be 24 lawmakers this year who secured a statehouse seat through a vacancy appointment, including no fewer than nine legislators who will have been appointed in a 12-month span
Colorado is in a mental health crisis. Psychologists want to help by being allowed to prescribe medication.
Medical doctors and psychiatrists say it’s dangerous to let non-medically trained psychologists prescribe mental health medications.
Opinion: Rep. Amabile: Frustrated yet hopeful Coloradans have entrusted Democrats to grow the economy
The chair of the House Business and Labor Committee on achieving a balance of worker protections and environmental health with the needs of business.