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Governor to sign critical mental health crisis bill into law

Governor to sign critical mental health crisis bill into law

May 21, 2018
The new law marks a major accomplishment for Cole Wist DENVER—Today, the governor is expected to sign Senate Bill 18-270 into law, enacting one of the most significant mental health bills of the session. The bill, sponsored by Assistant Minority Leader Cole Wist (R-Centennial), establishes a crisis management program to help people transition from a 72-hour emergency or involuntary hold ...

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Cole Wist helps people in mental health crisis with transition referral program

Cole Wist helps people in mental health crisis with transition referral program

May 9, 2018
DENVER—Today, on the final day of the 2018 legislative session, Assistant Minority Leader Cole Wist (R-Centennial) passed legislation that establishes a crisis management program to help people transition from a 72-hour emergency or involuntary hold into appropriate treatment. Specifically, Senate Bill 18-270, which passed both the House and Senate with strong bipartisan support, will coordinate referrals of high-risk individuals to transition ...

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Justin Everett helps students and parents understand higher education costs

Justin Everett helps students and parents understand higher education costs

May 8, 2018
DENVER—Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation that seeks to clarify the costs associated with higher education in Colorado. House Bill 18-1226, sponsored by Representative Justin Everett (R-Littleton), requires the Colorado Commission on Higher Education to analyze and report the program costs and student outcomes for undergraduate degree programs offered by the University of Colorado and Colorado State University. “This bill ...

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Representative Phil Covarrubias - Brighton (HD 56)

Speaker puts politics ahead of students, sinks skilled labor grant program

May 8, 2018
DENVER—Last night, legislation that would have helped address Colorado’s skilled labor shortage was killed over who would get the political credit for the bill. House Bill 18-1034, sponsored by Representative Phil Covarrubias (R-Brighton), would have created a grant resource to help career and technical education schools purchase equipment and expand educational programs for skilled labor jobs. “I ran on getting things ...

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Rep. Polly Lawrence - Roxborough Park (HD 39)

Democrats reject transparency measure of multi-modal spending in trans funding bill

May 7, 2018
DENVER—Tonight, Democrats rejected an amendment to the legislature’s primary transportation bill that would have required the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) make public the cost of public and alternative transportation projects – also known as multi-modal transportation. “I find it disturbing that Democrats are so quick to divert Coloradan’s tax dollars to bike lanes and new buses, but are unwilling to ...

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