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.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.
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In 2013, the legislature passed a law allowing up to six Colorado DMV offices to offer driver’s licenses to immigrants residing in Colorado without proper documentation.View Update
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.View Update
The bill would authorize the state to file a State Innovation Waiver under Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act to establish a state reinsurance program. The reinsurance pool would be funded by an assessment on certain types of insurance and federal funds.View Update
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 distrView Update
This bill would continue a credit that allows individuals and businesses to make contributions to promote child care in Colorado and claim a refundable credit for up to 50 percent of the contribution.View Update