Governor John Hickenlooper signed my first bill into law this week. HB11-1203 requires the private custodians of criminal records – agencies that sell the information on your background check whenever you apply for a job or to rent an apartment – to seal their copies of a person’s record when a judge orders the court’s […]
One of the bills getting a lot of attention this year is HB11-1284. The bill would allow grocery and convenience chains, which are currently limited to selling beer with 3.2 percent alcohol, to sell full-strength beer and similar beverages. To most people, this is the kind of issue that makes you shrug and say “sounds […]
Balancing the Colorado budget is a difficult task. What we prioritize is a statement about our values. During the past three years we have made some deep cuts in nearly every area of the budget, and still we are forced with painful cuts because the state has lost so much revenue. I’d like to ask […]
- PBS News Hour: States consider restorative justice as alternative to mass incarceration
- Colorado Springs Business Journal: Businesses benefit from General Assembly bills
- Gazette: Juvenile solitary confinement bill, partly inspired by Gazette reporting, headed to governor’s desk
- Colorado Springs Independent: Could limiting solitary for juveniles heal Spring Creek?
- Guest Commentary: Colorado making progress on parole reform