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.

State Budget Package

State Budget Package
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 24, 2017

The “Long Bill,” or the Joint Budget Committee’s budget package for state fiscal year 2017-18, is expected to be introduced next week. The Children’s Campaign will be following a number of items in the state budget this year that are important for kids, including: School-based […]

Preserve the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey

Preserve the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 24, 2017

Last Friday, Joint Budget Committee (JBC) staff provided more information to the JBC members on the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS). On Monday, the JBC heard “comebacks” (where state departments are allowed to ask the Committee to reconsider one or more actions) from Office of […]

School Property Tax Equality

School Property Tax Equality
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 10, 2017

The House Education Committee and the State Board of Education had a special guest this week. Craig Harper, analyst for the Joint Budget Committee, shared his proposal to establish a more equal and fair school finance system by referring a statewide measure to the voters […]

Colorado kids lose big with federal health care bill

Colorado kids lose big with federal health care bill
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 10, 2017

This week, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has not yet released a score for the legislation, which will help us understand more about how federal funding for Medicaid and insurance […]

Capitol Update: Bipartisan early childhood discipline package introduced

Capitol Update: Bipartisan early childhood discipline package introduced
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 3, 2017

Each week of the 2017 session of the Colorado General Assembly we’ll bring you the latest news and analysis of legislation impacting the early development, health and education of Colorado kids. Click here to read about all of the legislation we’re tracking. Here are some […]

Sharing is caring: Medicaid and CHP+ fact sheet

Sharing is caring: Medicaid and CHP+ fact sheet
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: February 24, 2017

Federal financing for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) in Colorado, expires on September 30, 2017. It is essential that this federal funding be allowed to continue. CHP+ is an important source of health coverage for kids and pregnant […]