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Polly Lawrence helps put more common-sense in the hands of schools and parents

Polly Lawrence helps put more common-sense in the hands of schools and parents

August 8, 2017
DENVER—Tomorrow, a bill to give schools more flexibility to administer over-the-counter (OTC) medications to students goes into effect. Senate Bill 033, sponsored by Representative Polly Lawrence (R-Roxborough Park), allows teachers or school administrators the dispensing authority of OTC medications, such as cough drops and allergy medications, to minors as long as they have been properly trained, and have permission from ...

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Republican-led public safety bills take effect this week

Republican-led public safety bills take effect this week

August 7, 2017
DENVER—On Wednesday, August 9, four public safety bills championed by Republicans this past session go into effect. Legislation targeting domestic violence and human trafficking, methods to help animals and people trapped in unsafe vehicles, and sentencing consistency for habitual drunk drivers were among the bills passed this session. House Bill 1150, sponsored by Representative Clarice Navarro (R-Pueblo), denies bail between conviction ...

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Covarrubias helps get high school students interested in skilled labor jobs

Covarrubias helps get high school students interested in skilled labor jobs

August 7, 2017
DENVER—On Wednesday, a bill that will call upon public high schools in Colorado to add information about skilled labor jobs and military enlistment to their Individual Career and Academic Plans will go into effect. House Bill 1041, sponsored by freshman legislator Phil Covarrubias (R-Brighton), requires schools discuss the various career pathways available to postsecondary students, and the types of certificates ...

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Wist bill increasing government transparency goes into effect next week

Wist bill increasing government transparency goes into effect next week

August 3, 2017
DENVER—On Wednesday, August 9th, a bill that gives citizens an alternative to litigating disputes for government records subject to the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) will go into effect. House Bill 1177, sponsored by Assistant House Minority Leader Cole Wist (R-Centennial), encourages mediation in lieu of litigation as an option between a government entity and a requester of information when ...

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Nordberg earns top honors from The Kempe Foundation for helping Colorado kids

Nordberg earns top honors from The Kempe Foundation for helping Colorado kids

July 26, 2017
DENVER—This week, The Kempe Foundation announced Representative Dan Nordberg (R-Colorado Springs) as the recipient of its “Champion for Kids” award. The award specifically notes Nordberg’s “strong commitment in the state legislature to ensure every child has the opportunity to develop and grow in a safe, healthy and nurturing environment.” Representative Nordberg issued the following statement in response to the recognition: “Children are ...

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