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Democrats reject bill giving parents more control over their kids’ medications

Democrats reject bill giving parents more control over their kids’ medications

February 23, 2017
DENVER—Today, Democrats on the House Health, Insurance, & Environment Committee killed, on party-line vote, a bill to expand parental rights of medical decisions. House Bill 1146, sponsored by House Republican Leader Patrick Neville (R-Castle Rock), would have allowed parents to grant permission to teachers and school nurses to distribute non-prescription, over the counter medications to their kids without requiring a ...

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Democrats kill bill holding elected officials accountable for sanctuary city policies

Democrats kill bill holding elected officials accountable for sanctuary city policies

February 23, 2017
DENVER — Late last night, after hours of heated testimony, Democrats on the House State, Military & Veterans Affairs Committee killed House Bill 1134 on a party-line vote. The bill, sponsored by Representative Dave Williams (R-Colorado Springs), would have prohibited policies that establish “sanctuary” cities, and removed sovereign immunity from the elected officials responsible for implementing said policies. Specifically, the bill ...

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Democrats kill property rights protections in Colorado

Democrats kill property rights protections in Colorado

February 22, 2017
DENVER – Today, Democrats on the House State, Military, & Veterans Affairs committee voted to deny mineral right owners the same protections granted to other types of property, voting along long party-lines to kill House Bill 1124. This bill, sponsored by Representative Perry Buck (R-Windsor), would expand established private property easements to local government entities that ban hydraulic fracturing, making ...

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Democrats turn their back on students in low-performing schools

Democrats turn their back on students in low-performing schools

February 14, 2017
DENVER—Yesterday afternoon, on a party-line vote, Democrats killed House Bill 1089 in the House Education committee. The bill, sponsored by Paul Lundeen (R-Monument), would have required low-performing schools give parents a choice to spend their child’s state-allotted funding on alternative education options, such as other traditional, charter or private schools, or even online programs. Specifically, House Bill 1089 would have defined ...

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Democrats kill multiple pro-life bills after lengthy debate

Democrats kill multiple pro-life bills after lengthy debate

February 10, 2017
DENVER—Late last night, Democrats on the Health, Insurance, & Environment committee rejected several pro-life bills on party-line votes, following lengthy debate on each. House Bill 1108, sponsored by Reps. Steve Humphrey (R-Eaton) and Kim Ransom (R-Douglas County), would have established a prohibition on terminating the life of an unborn child and created a criminal statute for the administration of an abortion. "The ...

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