During a congressional hearing on Friday, U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO) emphasized the importance to communities in Colorado of taking action to address climate change.
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Earlier today, the sun beat down on downtown Denver, with temperatures reaching as high as 100° F at their peak. The blazing heat could not stop more than 100 protestors from showing up at Skyline Park to demand better wages, protections, and respect for Denver’s janitors.
U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) and U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) have joined more than 40 of their senatorial colleagues in introducing a bill that would guarantee the right to abortion across the country. This would provide a critical safeguard if the Supreme Court attempts to undermine Roe v. Wade.
“Coloradans need identification documents for many reasons, and generally need several documents proving name, age, identity, and citizenship in order to get a Colorado-issued identification card,” said state Rep. Daneya Esgar (D-Pueblo), who sponsored legislation, passed by the Colorado House Monday, that would help Colorado residents get a state-issued identification card. “Without an identification card, Colorado residents cannot open bank accounts, cash a check, pick up a prescription, or access health care, housing, employment, and public benefits. During this economic crisis with thousands of Coloradans losing their jobs, healthcare, and even their housing, we must do everything we can to make it easier for folks to get back on their feet. And that includes ensuring that the cost of an ID is not a barrier to getting back to work.”
Many Coloradans will recall voting on “Amendments Y and Z” in 2018. The measures, which won the approval of voters, established an independent, bipartisan commission to facilitate the state redistricting process every ten years, with Amendment Y devoted to Colorado’s congressional districts, and Amendment Z to its state legislative districts. Up until then, all members of Colorado’s redistricting committee were chosen by political officials.
Bill Would Allow Local Governments in CO To Pass Gun Control Laws That Are Stricter Than State Statutes
The Colorado House of Representatives advanced a bill Tuesday allowing local governments to pass their own gun control laws.
On June 1, Colorado officially submitted its revised plan for the management of hemp production to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This newest iteration of the plan was built around USDA’s Final Rule (FR), published in January of this year, which concerns the regulations the USDA will use to approve plans for domestic hemp production by states and Indian Tribes.