KidsFlash and Children's Campaign Updates

The Colorado Children's Campaign keeps you up-to-date on the latest developments in research, policy and advocacy efforts that affects Colorado kids.

Our KidsFlash newsletter includes updates from the Children's Campaign, action alerts, and fresh analysis about child health, early childhood, youth success, family economic prosperity and more. During the legislative session, KidsFlash also serves as a resource to help track important legislation and policies affecting Colorado's kids.

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The West Steps: Keeping Colorado kids covered in 2023 and beyond

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: February 10, 2023

This week on The West Steps, our guests provide an overview of how Medicaid enrollment policies have changed since the pandemic and share their knowledge and perspectives on the upcoming Medicaid continuous eligibility unwind.

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Capitol Update: Our first priority bill, introduced

Written by: Riley Kitts
Date Posted: January 27, 2023

Things are slowly but surely picking up at the state Capitol. Committees are meeting regularly, and bills are making their way through initial votes. More than 185 bills have been introduced so far – and the Children’s Campaign is proud to have one of our priority bills among them.

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Capitol Update: The State of the State and Speak Up for Kids

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: January 20, 2023

Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations and a mid-week snow day meant that the legislature had a very short week. However, there was still a lot happening at the Capitol and for the Children’s Campaign, including our annual Speak Up for Kids day!

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The 2023 legislative session begins on Monday!

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: January 6, 2023

The 74th Colorado General Assembly convenes on Jan. 9! The Children’s Campaign team is ready to leverage its policy and advocacy expertise to support kids and families across the state. We are excited to share our 2023 Policy Priorities.

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BHA launches four new grant opportunities for Colorado communities

BHA launches four new grant opportunities for Colorado communities

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: December 16, 2022

The Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) recently announced that over $130 million in grant opportunities are now available for communities across the state. Funded through the American Rescue Plan Act, the grants support behavioral health care as the nation emerges from the pandemic.

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Join the first community meeting for Cover All Coloradans!

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 10, 2022

Seguido en español  On Nov. 29, the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (HCPF) and JSI Research & Training Institute (JSI) are hosting the first stakeholder meeting to help Coloradans better understand Cover All Coloradans benefits and services. The virtual meeting will be held from […]

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Keep Colorado kids and families top of mind this Election Day

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 4, 2022

Election Day is Nov. 8. It is too late to mail in your ballot, but there are still several ways to vote before or on Election Day. Each election cycle, the Children’s Campaign is proud to provide Coloradans with our Campaign 4 Kids election and voter resources.

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The governor’s budget proposal highlights child and family well-being

The governor’s budget proposal highlights child and family well-being

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 4, 2022

On Nov. 1, Gov. Polis released the office’s proposed $42.7 billion budget for the next fiscal year, which will begin July 1, 2023. We celebrate the budget proposal’s investments in education – with increases to public school funding and provisions for the new universal preschool program.

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Local sales tax exemptions for essential products

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 21, 2022

This past legislative session, HB22-1055: Sales Tax Exemption Essential Hygiene Products was signed into law by Gov. Polis. This bill creates a state sales tax exemption for diapers and period products and went into effect on Aug. 10.

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Eviction rates increase as emergency rental assistance begins to run out

Eviction rates increase as emergency rental assistance begins to run out

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 21, 2022

Since the pandemic began, more than 34,000 households in Colorado have benefited from emergency rental assistance. However, state officials estimate that this funding will run out by early 2023. This comes as rent in Colorado cities, including Denver, continues to rise at unprecedented rates.

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