The state has been propping up education funding with one-time money and those dollars are running out.
2015 Colorado Legislature
The largest and most significant will send nearly $2 million to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
One bill would move Colorado’s child welfare watchdog out of the Department of Human Services, which runs the child protection system.
Proponents say the bill could help the state meet its transportation priorities.
The bill would extend murder charges to include a fetus from the point of conception. Opponents say it’s legally impossible to do that without compromising its mother’s rights.
A roundup of the 2015 legislative session shows that bills that made health care more efficient or expanded access passed. Those tied to social issues did not.
Lawmakers say they would use it for things like school construction, marijuana education and drug prevention services.