What an incredible week under the Gold Dome! Another one of our priority bills hit the legislature as House Bill 23-1186: Remote Participation in Eviction Proceedings was introduced and assigned to the House Judiciary Committee.View Post
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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.View Post
A bill recently introduced in Colorado’s legislature, HB23-1118, is part of a growing movement to ensure that workers and their families can better plan their lives.View Post
UNANIMOUS! House Bill 23-1091, our priority bill to renew the Child Care Contribution Tax Credit (CCTC) for another three years, was overwhelmingly approved by the House Finance Committee in its first hearing.View Post
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.View Post
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!View Post
Housing affordability, education, and other issues that affect kids and families are priorities during the 74th Colorado General Assembly.View Post
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.View Post
Governor’s budget includes key investments in child and family health, but more work remains to ensure access to family planning services
Gov. Polis’s proposed state budget for Fiscal Year 2023-24 includes key investments in child and family health, including Medicaid coverage for doula services and donor breast milk, provider rate increases, and improvements in Medicaid access for youth in the child welfare system.View Post
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.View Post
The Jackie Walorski Maternal and Child Home Visiting Reauthorization Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Dec. 2, with a final vote count of 390-26. This act reauthorizes the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program.View Post
With a newly elected legislature comes the appointment of a new Joint Budget Committee (JBC) and the start of the annual state budgeting process.View Post
Leadership positions within the legislature have been set for the upcoming legislative session, which is scheduled to convene on Jan. 9.View Post
On Tuesday, Coloradans voted on a number of critical issues, including several ballot measures that the Children’s Campaign believes will have a strong impact on kids and families in our state.View Post
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 […]View Post
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.View Post
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.View Post
For the past two months, Colorado hospitals have had to meet new requirements to provide discounted care to eligible Coloradans living at up to 250% of the federal poverty level (FPL). CCLP and CCHI want to hear how this process is working for patients.View Post
This week, many Coloradans began receiving their midterm election ballot in the mail. The election is not until Nov. 8, but voters can consider several options when casting their ballots.View Post
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.View Post
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.View Post