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.


SB18-085 (Todd/McLachlan) Financial Incentives for Education in Rural Areas

Originally Posted: January 26, 2018
Last Updated: April 20, 2018

The bill increases the number of stipends available to teachers in rural school districts who want to earn National Board Certification, earn certification as a concurrent enrollment teacher, or further their professional development through continuing education to 60 per year.

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SB18-237 (Gardner & Esgar) Out of Network Providers Carriers Required Notices

Originally Posted: April 13, 2018
Last Updated: April 20, 2018

Under current law, when an individual is seen by an out-of-network provider at a facility that is a part of their provider network, the individual’s health insurance carrier is only allowed to charge the individual the amount they would pay if the services were provided by an in-network provider.

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HB18-1379 (Pettersen & Wilson/Hill) Public School Finance

Originally Posted: April 13, 2018
Last Updated: April 20, 2018

The bill sets the statewide base per pupil funding amount for the 2018-19 budget year at $6,768.77, which represents an inflationary increase of 3.3 percent. The bill also reduces the budget stabilization factor by $150 million and distributes an additional $30 million to large and small rural distr

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