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House District 1 April Newsletter

 

It's Budget Week at the Capitol, but bills are still moving through the legislative process. 

 

On April 2nd, my bill (HB19-1278) Modifications To Uniform Election Code passed the House State Military and Veterans Affairs committee. The bill continues to refine Colorado’s voting system by targeting some areas of the state where we continue to see long lines on voting day. I’m continuing to work with our County Clerks and voting rights stakeholders and I expect that we will continue to make improvements on the bill as it moves through the legislature. I do believe that Colorado has been a model across the country for voter access and protecting vote integrity. I am committed to working with all stakeholders to make what is already great even better.

 

The bi-partisan budget passed the House today with amendments that will address our education system and the budget stabilization factor as well as increase funding for higher education. 

A total increased investment in K-12 education of $335.9 million.

• funding for the implementation of full-day kindergarten.

• $77 million boost in the budget stabilization factor buy-down.

• additional $120 million investment in higher education to keep tuition flat for Colorado’s college students.

The budget increased funding for family planning services and healthcare.

• $1 million to help expand critical family planning services.

• Additional $5 million for 42 new inpatient psychiatric beds at Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo 

Transportation received a total of $300 million, and funding for new state troopers and civilian staff will be provided to help make our roads safer and increased funding for oil and gas inspectors and staff will keep our communities safe.   

 

We are proud to put forward a responsible bipartisan budget that works for all of Colorado.

Information and Upcoming Events
  • April Town Hall TBD
  • HD1 Day at the Capitol, April 26th beginning at 8 AM for HD1 constituents. please RSVP by April 19th.

Meeting with Constituents 

Constituents with Speak Up For Kids, an advocacy group focused on protecting the lives of children in foster care, came to talk about issues important to them.

in House District 1

 
HD1 Day at the Capitol
On April 26th constituents are invited to join me for a light breakfast in the Capitol basement and have a chance to meet with me, visit the House floor, and take a tour of the Capitol. To RSVP by April 19th click here.

 

Hearing from my constituents

As always, I love to hear from you! If you're unable to attend any of the meetings this month, there will always be more in the future. Please feel free to reply to this email, or to call me at 303-866-2966. If you have any questions, concerns or even a simple idea on how I can better serve our district, please reach out to me.
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