House Bill 19-1001 requires hospitals to share more financial information with the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), including audited financial statements and utilization and financial data.View Update
Each week during sessions of the Colorado General Assembly, we bring you the latest news and analysis of legislation impacting the early development, health, and education of Colorado kids. Check the updates below for analysis, testimony, fact sheets, vote totals, and other information to help you stay informed.
Need help finding specific info? Updates are sorted in reverse-chronological order, based on the date they were last updated. You can also use the update filters in the sidebar to filter this archive by update type and by Colorado Children's Campaign's position on the legislation. For additional legislative information, including capitol updates prior to 2016, please see our Legislative blog category.
The bill creates the School Leadership Pilot Program to provide professional development for public middle and high school principals.View Update
The Children’s Campaign supports developing a public health insurance option for Colorado. By providing a less expensive health insurance option, this plan could increase competition in the health insurance market (where 14 counties only have one health insurance carrier) and reduce health insurance costs in an equitable way across the state.View Update
This bill clarifies the content requirements for public schools that offer comprehensive human sexuality education and requires that such courses are taught in an inclusive way.View Update
HB19-1122 (Buckner & Landgraf/ Fields & Gardner) Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment Maternal Mortality Review Committee
The Children’s Campaign strongly supports this bill. Colorado’s maternal mortality rate has dramatically increased in recent years with behavioral health issues and self-harm being the two leading causes of death among new moms.View Update
The bill renames the “Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program” the “Educator Loan Forgiveness Program.” It would repay up to $5,000 of education loans for up to five years for 100 teachers and other educators that qualify through the program and that are employed in hard-to-fill positions.View Update