We may only be halfway through the legislative session, but so much has already happened for kids and families at the Capitol. Things are starting to feel normal again as more in-person meetings take place and many state programs cut last year have been restored. Along with that, the state budget has seen an increase as Colorado receives an influx of federal funding from the recent stimulus package. With over 500 bills already introduced, the future is looking bright as we begin on our path to post-pandemic recovery.
Riley Kitts, Government Affairs Director for the Colorado Children’s Campaign, makes his return to the West Steps for an exciting update on all things at the Capitol. We hear about the state of the Children’s Campaign's priority bills and successes in areas such as family planning, child care, and school finance. Riley details the current status of the Long Bill, as well as the many policy priorities we can look forward to in the second half of the legislative session. Each week during sessions of the Colorado General Assembly, we bring you the latest news of legislation impacting the early development, health, and education of Colorado kids. Visit our Capitol Updates page for analysis, testimony, fact sheets, vote totals, and other information to help you stay informed.Support the show (https://www.coloradokids.org/)