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.

Federal health bill delayed—but keep up the pressure

Federal health bill delayed—but keep up the pressure
Written by: Sarah Barnes
Date Posted: June 30, 2017

This week, the U.S. Senate delayed the vote on their health reform bill until sometime after the weeklong July Fourth recess. It’s clear that constituent calls and letters are having an impact. However, despite this delay, the Senate proposal could still pass, as Senate Republicans negotiate with their […]

Federal health vote delayed—keep up the pressure

Federal health vote delayed—keep up the pressure
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 28, 2017

Thank you for calling! Keep it up. Thank you for your calls! The Senate has delayed the vote on their health reform bill until after the July Fourth recess. But there’s still work to do. Yesterday, the U.S. Senate delayed the vote on their health […]

Senate Version of Health Reform Jeopardizes Colorado Kids

Senate Version of Health Reform Jeopardizes Colorado Kids
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 23, 2017

Yesterday, the Senate released a draft of their health reform bill. As expected, this bill closely mirrors the bill passed by the House last month. A vote on the Senate floor could happen as early as next Wednesday, which is not enough time to allow […]

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 […]