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.

All hands on deck for the federal health reform debate

All hands on deck for the federal health reform debate
Written by: Erin Miller
Date Posted: June 16, 2017

Senate efforts to pass federal health reform—modeled on the American Health Care Act passed by the House last month—are heating up. We are increasingly concerned about the rapid Senate timeline for bringing a bill to the floor for a vote and the secretive process surrounding […]

Capitol Update: Day 120 on the books at the State Capitol

Capitol Update: Day 120 on the books at the State Capitol
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 12, 2017

The 2017 session of the Colorado General Assembly wrapped up this week with several big bills impacting kids passing just before the deadline. We’ll have a full summary of legislative wins and misses on behalf of kids next week. In the meantime, read below about […]

Long Bill: April 7

Long Bill: April 7
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: April 7, 2017

The Colorado House debated the state budget, also known as the “Long Bill,” this week. The Long Bill passed the Senate with bipartisan support last week. These debates provided legislators an opportunity to discuss policy priorities for our state and how best to allocate resources. […]