Capitol Updates

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.


Medicaid Funding for Connect for Health Colorado

Originally Posted: February 3, 2017
Last Updated: February 3, 2017

This budget item would allow Connect for Health Colorado, our state-run insurance Marketplace, to be reimbursed for costs related to determining whether a family is eligible for Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+).

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HB 17-1042 (Wilson) Increasing Funding for Full-Day Kindergarten

Originally Posted: January 13, 2017
Last Updated: January 27, 2017

Currently, our state funds only a half-day of kindergarten, plus an additional .08 of a full student, for each kindergarten student. HB 17-1042 would increase that additional amount to .16 of a full student in order to fund a larger portion of a full day of kindergarten for students.

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