HB15-1088 (Winter)—The House Education Committee passed HB-1088 on Wednesday and referred the legislation to the House Appropriations Committee. The bill creates the interagency farm-to-school grant program to help Colorado farmers and ranchers cover the costs of food safety upgrades that will allow them to sell their products to schools.
We have seen encouraging signs of progress at the federal level around extension of funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP, known as the Child Health Plan Plus, or CHP+, in Colorado). Federal funding for CHIP will expire in September 2015 if Congress does not act to extend it.
As the 2015 session of the Colorado General Assembly begins, we’ve collected the best available data and research on child well-being to help advocates advance—and protect—policies and investments we know will provide the greatest benefits to kids. Read about our 2015 Legislative Priorities.
Here are a few additional resources to help you advocate for Colorado kids: