3.3.2014 DelGrosso Spearheads Bi-Partisan Education Proposal while the 4th CD is shaken up by Gardner Announcement
The resounding defeat this past November of Amendment 66, the $1 Billion education reform and funding ballot initiative, left proponents and opponents with a conundrum. Both agreed that policy changes and reforms were necessary but raising taxes to fund the program was not an option for voters or for Republicans. Newly-elected Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso (R-Loveland) committed early on in his leadership that education reform was a priority and doing it within current revenues could be accomplished. This week, the Student Success Act was introduced.
Also this week, the 4th Congressional District was shaken up with the announcement that Congressman Cory Gardner would seek the US Senate as other scramble to position for the post. Meanwhile, NCLA supported a bill to incent angel investment in Colorado’s start up entreprenuers.
In this week’s NCLA Under the Dome, learn the education proposal, who’s in and who’s out of the CD4 race and what the future holds for angel investors. Keep track of introduced legislation and the NCLA’s position on bills by linking to NCLA’s 2014 Legislative Tracking Report. The NCLA Board of Directors engages in legislation that intersects with the NCLA’s 2014 Priority Legislative Agenda.