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May 9, 2018

Cole Wist helps people in mental health crisis with transition referral program

DENVER—Today, on the final day of the 2018 legislative session, Assistant Minority Leader Cole Wist (R-Centennial) passed legislation that establishes a crisis management program to help people transition from a 72-hour emergency or involuntary hold into appropriate treatment. Specifically, Senate Bill 18-270, which passed both the House and Senate with strong bipartisan support, will coordinate referrals of high-risk individuals to …

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May 9, 2018

Democrats refuse to help veterans seeking work

DENVER—Tonight, nearly every House Democrat voted against legislation that would have allowed private sector employers to give preference to veterans seeking employment. Senate Bill 18-044, sponsored by Representative Lois Landgraf (R-Colorado Springs), passed the Senate 35-0, but was changed by several House Democrats into a mere employment study – a confusing move considering nearly every other state has adopted this …

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May 8, 2018

Justin Everett helps students and parents understand higher education costs

DENVER—Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation that seeks to clarify the costs associated with higher education in Colorado. House Bill 18-1226, sponsored by Representative Justin Everett (R-Littleton), requires the Colorado Commission on Higher Education to analyze and report the program costs and student outcomes for undergraduate degree programs offered by the University of Colorado and Colorado State University. “This …

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