Last year, Colorado voters elected Democratic majorities in both the House and the Senate because we campaigned on supporting education, protecting our environment, addressing the high cost of health care, standing up for the most vulnerable among us, and much more.
And over the last 78 days, that’s exactly what we’ve been doing down at the capitol. Here are a few recent highlights:
- The joint budget committee finished the first draft of the budget bill, which includes funding for Governor Polis’ full-day kindergarten proposal.
- The House has just introduced a bill to refer a measure to Colorado voters to “de-Bruce” the state, allowing us to retain revenues above the Ref C cap to address our funding shortfalls in education and transportation.
- A bill to establish more environmental protections and grant more local control over oil and gas operations has passed the Senate and its first committee in the House.
- A bill to curb the practice of surprise medical billing passed the House 61-3, just this morning!
Oh yeah, and the hospital cost transparency bill I’ve been working on since 2017 is on its way to the governor’s desk to be signed into law!
If you want to see how this all happens from the inside, join us next Wednesday, March 27th, for our HD23 Day at the Capitol. See the agenda and RSVP on Facebook or email my aide, Ryne Fitzgerald, at firstname.lastname@example.org.