The bill allows businesses, adoption and foster care agencies, health care providers, government officials, and individuals to claim religion as an exemption from following laws that protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.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.
This bill provides funding to the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing for the Colorado All-Payer Claims Database (APCD).View Update
This bill would require the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to apply for a waiver from the federal government to allow Colorado to make changes to the state Medicaid program to (1) impose work requirements for Medicaid clients, (2) require monthly verification of income eligibility, and (3) impose a five-year lifetime limit on Medicaid coverage.View Update
For the better part of the past two decades, it has been commonplace for charter schools in Colorado to operate independent induction programs and take advantage of alternative licensure pathways for educators.View Update
HB18-1134 (Pettersen & Wilson/Merrifield & Martinez Humenik) Use of Colorado Preschool Program Positions
With limited resources to support access to full-day kindergarten, this bill ensures that slots allocated to school districts are focused on children with demonstrated challenges that put them at risk of not being school-ready.View Update
The bill requires the State Board of Education to create a weighted accreditation system that assigns greater value to high school graduation rates that are based on more rigorous coursework requirements.View Update