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.

Help Gather Petitions to Put School Funding on November Ballot

Help Gather Petitions to Put School Funding on November Ballot
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: July 5, 2013

Are you registered to vote in Colorado? If so, you’re eligible to help gather signatures of other registered voters to help put the “Colorado Commits to Kids” school finance initiative on the November ballot. Download a petition from Great Education Colorado today to help move […]

U.S. House Defeats Farm Bill

U.S. House Defeats Farm Bill
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 21, 2013

In a surprise outcome, the Farm Bill was defeated in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday. A bipartisan coalition of 234 “strange bedfellows” voted no on the measure, but their reasons for opposition were varied. Many shared the belief of the Children’s Campaign that […]

June Revenue Forecast Brings Good News

June Revenue Forecast Brings Good News
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 21, 2013

Colorado leaders received good news about the state economy this week. The General Assembly’s Joint Budget Committee (JBC), which is comprised of bipartisan members from both the House and the Senate, heard presentations from state economists and the governor’s budget director regarding Colorado’s state revenue […]

SNAP at Risk in Upcoming Farm Bill Debate

SNAP at Risk in Upcoming Farm Bill Debate
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 14, 2013

The U.S. Senate approved on Monday a five-year farm bill with bipartisan support. While the Senate version includes $4 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP – formerly food stamps), the Children’s Campaign is more concerned about the version of the bill […]

Farm Bill Update: Action Expected in June

Farm Bill Update: Action Expected in June
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 31, 2013

The U.S. Senate is expected to resume debate on the reauthorization of the Farm Bill next week and the U.S. House is scheduled to take up the issue the week of June 17. One major point of contention is funding for critical food assistance programs […]

Two Year Effort to Modernize Colorado’s School Financing Act Clears Major Milestone – Governor Signs Senate Bill 13-213 Into Law

Two Year Effort to Modernize Colorado’s School Financing Act Clears Major Milestone – Governor Signs Senate Bill 13-213 Into Law
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: May 28, 2013

This week, Gov. Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 13-213, the bill to modernize Colorado’s School Finance Act, into law surrounded by education experts and advocates, members of the business community and state lawmakers gathered in the State Capitol. Before signing the bill, the Governor thanked the […]

Capitol Update – May 17, 2013

Capitol Update – May 17, 2013
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: May 17, 2013

Children’s Campaign’s 2013 Legislative Impacts: We’ve released our annual legislative impacts report summarizing our priority legislation during the 2013 Colorado General Assembly. We’re grateful to the many lawmakers, partners and supporters who helped get these critical bills passed. Click here to read more. Breakfast After […]