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Colorado Budget Process

Each year the Colorado Legislature creates a state budget for state services like education, roads, and programs supporting people with disabilities. Colorado must maintain a balanced budget meaning the state cannot spend more than its revenue, unlike the Federal government. The process of creating the budget happens throughout the year, not just during the legislative…

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From Bill to Law

From Bill To Law

All laws begin as bills. And all bills are born from ideas. Ideas for bills often come from citizens like you, which is another reason it is important to know your legislators. The journey is a lengthy approval process between the House, Senate, and Governor. Understanding how a bill becomes a law can seem confusing…

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9 Colorado Advocacy Organizations to Follow

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Following local advocacy organizations on social media is a great way to stay informed of the latest updates on policy issues. We encourage you to follow Developmental Pathways and this handful of trusted Colorado advocacy organizations to help you monitor relevant issues and advocate for the I/DD community. Keep in mind, Colorado has so many…

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What is Legislative Session?

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Legislative session, commonly known as “session,” is the time period during which the Legislative Branch discusses proposed changes to the law, called “bills.” Every state’s legislature looks different. In Colorado, we have a part-time legislature that meets between January and May.  This year, session will begin on January 13th. However, due to the pandemic, it…

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