Today, Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CCLP) and the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice.
Bethany Pray provided testimony for Senate Bill 24-093, Continuity of Health-Care Coverage Change. CCLP is in support of SB24-093.
CCLP Policy Fellow, Milena Castañeda testified at the Medical Services Board meeting regarding emergency rules for the NEMT.
Chaer Robert provided testimony against House Bill 24-1065, Reduction of State Income Taxes. CCLP is in opposition of HB24-1065.
Legislative Update: Jan. 15, 2016
This year, CCLP will back many bills with bipartisan appeal that could make a significant difference in the lives of low-income Coloradans. We’re also expecting to play “defense” against legislation that could potentially hurt Colorado’s neediest families.
Yesterday, CCLP staff shared our priorities for 2016 both inside and outside the Capitol dome during our annual Legislative and Policy Preview Breakfast.
Our Family Economic Security agenda for 2016 includes legislation that will provide new opportunities to individuals who face barriers to employment because of a criminal record in their past. We are supporting legislation that will expand laws that will prohibit employers from asking about convictions in preliminary job applications. Our other priorities for 2016 are increasing the availability of affordable housing and childcare while parents pursue education or job training. Outside of legislation, we are working on improving consumer information for students of for-profit schools and training programs and efforts to raise the minimum wage in Colorado. Learn more about our Family Economic Security work in this blog posting from CCLPs Chaer Robert.
Throughout the session, CCLP will keep you posted on our work through email and social media. If you aren’t already on our mailing list, please notify Bob Mook, our Communications Director, at email@example.com. You could also keep up with our progress through our Facebook and Twitter feeds.