Capitol Week in Review

Legislation | 03/22/2020

Amy Pitlik
Government Affairs Director

This week we are sharing key updates and resources around legislative activity, the Census, and COVID-19.

Legislative Update

As we mentioned in last week’s update, the Capitol building is closed to the public until further notice. As such, legislative session is in recess and tentatively scheduled to resume on March 30th, but it remains likely that date will be pushed back.

However, there are a few key legislative updates to be aware of:

  •  The Joint Budget Committee met this week to discuss the upcoming economic forecast, particularly as it relates to the economic impact of COVID-19. Although there is still a lot more information needed, the forecast was bleak and projected significant reductions from previous forecasts. Read more here.
  •  SB20-014 Excused Absences In Public Schools For Behavioral Health went to the Governor’s desk for signing.

 Census 2020

 It is critical that all Coloradans are counted in the 2020 Census to ensure full access to funding and representation.

 We are sharing information about the census on our blog. You can also check out Together We Count for more information and resources. 

 COVID-19 Resources

Head over to our blog to find out how to help and where to find help in response to COVID-19.

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Due to the evolving nature of the situation, we will be sending important updates as they come, rather than a weekly email. Sending well wishes to you and your family!

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