Colorado lawmakers expect to consider numerous healthcare-related issues this session, from tougher “truth in advertising” requirements for medical providers to imposing more stringent standards for food sold in public schools.
The appointment of a new head of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs was ratified Monday morning at the first meeting of the commission in the new year. The approval of the appointment brings an end to earlier controversy.
Governor John Hickenlooper told a crowd of business leaders at the state capitol Monday that the beleaguered state budget will likely be the source of the most heated debates in the upcoming legislative session. But speaking at the Denver Metro Chamber’s annual business policy briefing, the Democrat urged lawmakers to work together to create a better environment for business growth.
Colorado’s 2012 legislative session gets under way this Wednesday. On Thursday Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will outline his priorities and expectations for the session during his second State of the State speech before a joint session of the House and Senate.