On International Women’s Day, Colorado legislators are moving forward with a bill that would exempt diapers from the state’s 2.9% sales tax in an effort to make the necessary item more affordable for women and families.
A bill to ban conversion therapy for minors in Colorado, sponsored by State Rep. Paul Rosenthal (D-Arapahoe) and State Sen. Stephen Fenberg (D-Boulder), passed the House with a 38-27 bipartisan vote. The bill is now headed for the Republican controlled Senate where it was defeated twice before, in 2015 and 2016.
When he was running for Congress in 2010, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) promised that voters could hold him “accountable once the election is over” by, among other things, attending his “town meetings.”
UPDATE: Coffman explains his flip to ColoradoPolitics political reporter Joey Bunch:
At the Spirit of America rally at Colorado’s Capitol Monday, approximately 200 demonstrators were shouting the familiar chants of “build the wall,” “lock her up,” and “drain the swamp,” and cheered as one speaker affectionately referred to them as “deplorables.”
Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI) held its ninth annual Healthcare Day of Action on Thursday. The event connected consumers with legislators and helped give them the tools to engage in the healthcare issues that matter most to them.
Coffman: “Effective date” of Obamacare repeal will be “about two years out” due to negotiations with industry and Democrats
U.S. Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) made headlines after he told constituents this week that it could take several years for Republicans to come up with an Obamacare replacement and, when they unveil their plan, it will “leave some people behind, one way or the other,” as first reported by the Colorado Independent.
One Colorado defends Colorado’s transgender student rights in face of attacks by the Trump Administration
On Wednesday, February 22, the Trump administration took a stand against transgender rights by rescinding the Obama Administrations order that transgender students be allowed to use the bathroom corresponding with their gender identity.
Colorado citizens have taken it upon themselves to plan a town hall for U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), regardless of whether he decides to show up.
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado spoke out last week against Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, and Colorado native, Judge Neil Gorsuch.