Not one, not two, but THREE Children’s Campaign priorities took critical steps forward this week at the Capitol!
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SB22-087 passed in the Senate Education Committee with a bipartisan 5-2 vote. It now moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee – where it’s anticipated to face more resistance. Join the Action Alert today!
We are halfway through the 2022 legislative session! More than 450 bills have been introduced with several big-ticket items still waiting to be brought forward. This week, the 485-page bill to fully establish the new Department of Early Childhood was introduced.
It was a busy week for HB22-1295, with Gov. Polis holding a press conference about the bill on Tuesday and its first committee hearing on Thursday.
Welcome back to The West Steps! This week, we have a full house discussing maternal health in Colorado. Our guests provide an overview of the current maternal health landscape in Colorado, including the policies that are taking steps to improve it.
Even more Children’s Campaign priorities have been introduced and are being considered at the state Capitol! Multiple bills with funding for school support staff like school counselors and psychiatrists are gaining approval.
The introduction of HB22-1259 in the House Public and Behavioral Health committee has been delayed for the time being. That just gives us more time to contact our legislators and let them know the importance of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (TANF) improvements.
Laying the groundwork for Cover All Coloradans / Sentando las bases para Cobertura a todos los residentes de Colorado
On March 9, another one of our priority bills was introduced in the Colorado House: House Bill 22-1289. HB22-1289 concerns health benefits for Colorado children and pregnant people – the bill is known as Cover All Coloradans.
Throughout the pandemic, the federal government implemented programs to ensure that U.S. students would have access to universal free school lunches during the public health crisis. Now, as we near two years of the pandemic’s impact on our communities, these programs could disappear.
Tell your state House Representation to improve TANF so that all Colorado families can achieve economic prosperity.