KidsFlash Blog

Our KidsFlash blog helps child advocates and policymakers stay up to date on the latest child well-being news from the Colorado State Capitol and around the state. Find data and research on child health, early childhood education and development, K-12 education, and more. Track important legislation and policies affecting Colorado's kids. Get the inside scoop on the Children's Campaign's outreach efforts - including information on important fundraising and advocacy events, as well as efforts being undertaken by the It's About Kids and Circle of Friends networks. The KidsFlash blog is your connection to the resources and information your need to make a difference in the lives of Colorado's children.

Joint Budget Committee Figure Setting

Joint Budget Committee Figure Setting
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 16, 2018

The Joint Budget Committee (JBC) is currently considering budget items and requests across state agencies and departments as part of the annual budgeting process. Here are some highlights of budget items that impact Colorado kids

Capitol Update: Paid family leave moves forward; budget making heats up

Capitol Update: Paid family leave moves forward; budget making heats up
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 9, 2018

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. Three highlights of action this week are below, and see our website for more analysis, testimony, […]

Joint Budget Committee Figure Setting

Joint Budget Committee Figure Setting
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 9, 2018

The Joint Budget Committee (JBC) is currently considering budget items and requests across state agencies and departments as part of the annual budgeting process. Here are some highlights of budget items that impact Colorado kids:

Capitol Updates: We support limiting penalties for “juvenile truancy,” more transparency in drug pricing, and extending AP incentives

Capitol Updates: We support limiting penalties for “juvenile truancy,” more transparency in drug pricing, and extending AP incentives
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 2, 2018

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. Three highlights of action this week are below, and see our website for more analysis, testimony, fact sheets, vote totals, and other information to help you stay informed. Here are a few highlights from this week:

Capitol Updates: Child care tax credit expansion, AP course incentives, and a new idea for funding schools—all this week in Capitol Updates

Capitol Updates: Child care tax credit expansion, AP course incentives, and a new idea for funding schools—all this week in Capitol Updates
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: February 12, 2018

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. Three highlights of action this week are below, and see our website for more analysis, testimony, fact sheets, vote totals, and other information to help you stay informed.

New federal spending plan has mixed news for Colorado kids

New federal spending plan has mixed news for Colorado kids
Written by: Sarah Barnes
Date Posted: February 12, 2018

This morning after an only hours-long government shut-down, Congress passed a long-term budget package that was signed into law by President Trump. The package keeps the government running for six weeks to allow lawmakers time to write a final federal budget for this year and provides longer term fiscal certainty through September 2019. The law includes funding for a number of programs that are critical for kids and families, including CHIP, home visiting, and child care. It also includes some concerning provisions, such as cuts to the Prevention and Public Health Fund and changes to third-party liability policy in Medicaid that could reduce access to care for pregnant women. And it is silent on a solution for the future of young people living, working, and parenting in our communities through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Capitol Update: Child care and lunch access among first bills introduced

Capitol  Update: Child care and lunch access among first bills introduced
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: January 19, 2018

Each week we bring you the most current analysis of the legislation affecting Colorado kids and families as the Colorado General Assembly is in session. Here are a few highlights from this week. Looking for more? See our online Capitol Updates center for analysis, testimony, fact sheets, vote totals, and other information to help you stay informed.