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.


HB18-1206 (Humphrey/Lundberg) Live and Let Live Act

Originally Posted: March 23, 2018
Last Updated: March 30, 2018

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.

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SB18-214 (Crowder/Beckman) Request Self-sufficiency Waiver Medicaid Program

Originally Posted: March 23, 2018
Last Updated: March 30, 2018

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.

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