Below you'll find the Policy and Legislative Advisory Network's (PLAN) highlights on what's happening in the world of policy that most impacts economic and social mobility within Adams County, Broomfield County, and the City of Aurora.

By 2025, 50% (est. n= 193,000) of individuals 18 and older in Adams and Broomfield Counties will earn a post-high school certificate or degree.

That is an increase of an estimated 45,800 people in 5 years!
This week in policy was provided by:

Adam Burg, Senior Advisor, Legislative and Government Affairs, Adams County Government
PLAN Chair

With ongoing input from:
Matt LaCrue, Associate Managing Director, Dentons
PLAN Co-Champion
Ryan McCoy, Executive Director, Front Range Community College Foundation | President, Westminster Public Schools Board of Education
PLAN Co-Champion
We've gotta say it: This information is subject to change. In addition, some updates may be sourced from organizations that have read limits or limits on how many articles you can access in a given time period.

The information below is in line with the Rocky Mountain Partnership's formal policy priorities for 2021. Learn more and check those policies out for yourself HERE.
This Week in State Policy
Newly Introduced Bills

The bills keep on coming! In the third full week of the legislative session, some more bills were introduced that the network is keeping an eye on.

There's a lot happening, but remember that it's all broken down in a bill tracker for you. Click on the buttons below to learn more about the newly introduced bills the Partnership is monitoring.
What about the bills you sent last week?

Good recall! The network is still tracking that legislation, too. Two of the bills have a date to be heard by a committee, meaning legislators are going take a deeper dive into them and hear testimony. The other two bills have yet to be scheduled, so they're in limbo (for now).
Bills that have a date with a committee:

  • HB21-1007 State Apprenticeship Agency is headed to the House Business Affairs & Labor Committee on Wed., March 3 at 1:30 p.m.
  • SB21-013 Reversing COVID-related Learning Loss is headed to the Senate Education Committee on Thu., March 11, time TBD.

Bills in limbo (for now):

  • HB21-1010 Diverse K-12 Educator Workforce Report 
  • HB21-1067 College Admission use of National Test Score
Other Statewide Updates
#1: Record-Breaking Rental Assistance Requests

After a state eviction moratorium ended, Colorado's rent-assistance programs received a record number of applications. Between Jan. 4 and Feb. 8, Coloradans requested $55 million in assistance, more than requested in all of 2020, according to data from the state Division of Housing.
#2: CO Moving to New COVID Vaccination Phase

Coloradans 60 and older, grocery workers and people with two or more chronic health conditions can begin getting the vaccine late this week, but some will now have to wait longer. Vaccines will be delayed for some essential workers who previously had qualified for the next phase.
#3: American Rescue Plan

The House narrowly passed President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package in the wee hours of Saturday morning. Now it’s on to the Senate, where Democrats will have to contend with an even slimmer majority and thorny procedural hurdles as they try to clear the legislation by the end of the week.
#4: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration authorized emergency use of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine, adding a third option to the United States’ arsenal. It's the first one-dose vaccine to hit the U.S. market and is easily shipped and stored Colorado could expect its first shipment as early as this week.
RSVP for Advocacy 101 Training
Advocacy is a great tool for working to improve economic and social mobility in the region, and RMP wants to equip you to take part during the legislative session!

The Partnership will hold Advocacy 101 trainings in March, where you'll learn about the legislative process, how to make your voice heard, and add some other advocacy tools to your toolbox.

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About Rocky Mountain Partnership

The Rocky Mountain Partnership is a coalition of cross-sector leaders and network partners who believe they can accomplish more by working together than apart.

RMP utilizes a nationally proven and rigorous collective impact framework to ensure economic vitality and prosperity for the community through economic and social opportunity and mobility for ALL community members, specifically for those most impacted by existing systems.
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