As the possibility of yet another work stoppage at the construction site for the new VA Medical Center in Aurora caused controversy ahead of Memorial Day Weekend, ProgressNow Colorado, the state's largest online progressive advocacy organization, called on Rep. Mike Coffman, chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, to disclose all correspondence to and from his office regarding the Aurora VA hospital project since taking office in 2009.
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As last-minute negotiations with congressional Republican leaders appeared to fail, once again jeopardizing completion of the new Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Aurora, ProgressNow Colorado, the state's largest online progressive advocacy organization, demanded an apology from Rep. Mike Coffman for his years of failure to exercise proper oversight over this project.
ProgressNow Colorado, the state's largest online progressive advocacy organization, joined today with Colorado Senators Lucia Guzman and Jessie Ulibarri, along with the Bell Policy Center, the Colorado Center for Law and Policy, and other concerned stakeholders to deliver a petition to Gov. John Hickenlooper requesting a veto of House Bill 15-1390--legislation that passed in the final hours of this year's legislative session to allow lenders to dramatically increase interest rates on specific kinds of personal loans.
After news stories revealed apparent dishonesty from Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton over legislation to shore up Colorado's Public Employees Retirement Association pension system, ProgressNow Colorado, the state's largest online progressive advocacy organization, called on Stapleton to apologize for abandoning state employee retirees after earlier supporting them.
Lobbyists for the subprime lending industry sneaked in a last-minute bill to allow huge interest rate increases on certain personal loans. The Colorado Attorney General’s office estimates that this legislation could mean increases of almost 40% to the total cost of a personal loan.
“For the first time in a decade, conservatives had control of the Colorado Senate this year, and it was a complete disaster,” said ProgressNow Colorado executive director Amy Runyon-Harms.
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As legislators prepare to vote on SB15-177, the construction defects bill, ProgressNow Colorado, the state's largest online progressive advocacy organization, issued the following statement that includes just some of the comments from hundreds of our members who signed a petition opposing the bill.
As Rep. Mike Coffman appeared in Aurora today to grandstand at a U.S. Senate Veterans Affairs Committee field hearing about the troubled VA Hospital project in Aurora, ProgressNow Colorado, the state's largest online progressive advocacy organization, released a new report documenting Coffman's own oversight responsibility over the project, and failure to take action for years despite knowing that massive cost overruns were occurring.
We urge the Colorado Senate to reauthorize the Office of Consumer Counsel before the end of this year’s legislative session.
As controversy erupted over the decision by organizers of the Western Conservative Summit to exclude the Colorado Log Cabin Republicans from this year’s conference, ProgressNow Colorado, the state’s largest online progressive advocacy organization, called on prospective attendees to cancel their plans to attend.
Responding to the introduction by Colorado Republican Senators of legislation defining a "person" as "an unborn child at every stage of gestation from conception until live birth," ProgressNow Colorado, the state's largest online progressive advocacy organization, condemned this latest attempt to exploit a tragedy to further an anti-abortion agenda.