Category: Legislative

Capitol Updates: Exclusionary discipline for young children, charter funding, and contraceptive supplies bills move forward

Each week of the 2017 session of the Colorado General Assembly we’ll bring you the latest news and analysis of legislation impacting the early development, health and education of Colorado kids. Click here for a full list of the legislation …

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Capitol Update: Early childhood discipline, equal school funding, keeping mothers and babies together

Each week of the 2017 session of the Colorado General Assembly we’ll bring you the latest news and analysis of legislation impacting the early development, health and education of Colorado kids. Click here for a full list of the legislation …

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School Property Tax Equality

The House Education Committee and the State Board of Education had a special guest this week. Craig Harper, analyst for the Joint Budget Committee, shared his proposal to establish a more equal and fair school finance system by referring a …

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Colorado kids lose big with federal health care bill

This week, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has not yet released a score for the legislation, which will help us understand more about how federal …

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Capitol Update: Bipartisan early childhood discipline package introduced

Each week of the 2017 session of the Colorado General Assembly we’ll bring you the latest news and analysis of legislation impacting the early development, health and education of Colorado kids. Click here for a full list of the legislation …

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HB 17-1002 (Pettersen & Exum/Kefalas) Renewing the Child Care Tax Credit for Low Income Families

Summary: Many working families in our state who struggle to get by on low wages aren’t getting the full benefit of a common-sense tax break. That’s because federal government put overly tight limits on the Child and Dependent Care Credit. Colorado …

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Capitol Update: English Learners, Biliteracy, Child Care Tax Credit for Low Income Families, and more

Each week of the 2017 session of the Colorado General Assembly we’ll bring you the latest news and analysis of legislation impacting the early development, health and education of Colorado kids. Click here for a full list of the legislation …

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Sharing is caring: Medicaid and CHP+ fact sheet

Federal financing for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) in Colorado, expires on September 30, 2017. It is essential that this federal funding be allowed to continue. CHP+ is an important source of health …

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Capitol Update: Assessments, Technology Education, Early Learning Strategies, CDPHE Figure Setting, and more

This week we held the final event in our annual Lunch and Learn series, which focused on policy and budget opportunities before the Colorado General Assembly. Thanks to lawmakers, legislative staff and partners for spending time with us to talk …

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Capitol Update: funding for charters, elementary counselors, English learner reading assessments and more.

This week Kelly Causey, our President and CEO, and Leslie Colwell, VP for Education Initiatives, testified in support of legislation to ensure every Colorado student, whether enrolled in a traditional public school or a charter public school, receives the same …

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