Welcome to The Senior Space, where we focus each week on legislative news for older adults.

The Senior Space May 21, 2017

Showing up. Most know that is the most important ingredient. It means the glass is at least half-full when facing the day. This year, though, the General Assembly not only showed up, but added some reach to its repertoire with leadership in both Houses focused enough...

The Senior Space May 8, 2017

The Colorado Legislature really came together last week with Senate Bill 267; the soup-to-nuts law with something in it for everyone. Suffice to say, in legislative circles, this bill is a must-read. Thank goodness for our frontier friends, who now won’t require Space...

The Senior Space May 1, 2017

A new attempt in Washington to uproot the Affordable Care Act is happening right now. The Colorado Senior Lobby encourages all members to make your voice heard today. CSL Board member Seth Greiner just returned from a visit to DC and has taken a Congressional straw...

The Senior Space April 24, 2017

It’s the same drill every year. Start the session out slowly; get the easy bills done. Soon, the tough stuff stacks up with the pressure of the clock ticking towards an inability to drive the big decisions over the finish line. What can be done about this repeat...

The Senior Space April 17, 2017

Colorado Senior Lobby strongly supports HB 17-1264. It targets support for our most fragile older population by providing more employees to help. The PACE program (all-inclusive care for the elderly) has been in need of additional ombudsmen as the caseloads overwhelm...

The Senior Space April 10, 2017

“I’m on that second cup of coffee, and I still can’t face the day.” Gordon Lightfoot We are in the final four weeks of the four month session; but, the quality and quantity of the work that needs to come in under the wire will require some extraordinary leadership. It...

The Senior Space April 3, 2017

Too often, the broader economic debate focuses on the diminishing middle class and the demonic super-rich. The discussion whirls around Wall Street and its trickle-down wealth to the rest of America. But, let’s not confuse the middle class with rural America, the...

The Senior Space March 27, 2017

Excellent timing! Remove the Federal healthcare threat so the General Assembly can debate the state budget on the very day the process gets underway. Half of Colorado’s seniors live in rural Colorado. As of now, $528M dollars is to be cut from the State Hospital...

The Senior Space March 20, 2017

It’s a bit difficult to play the political game in Colorado when Pac Man is already eating the cards. The States can’t play if DC dramatically changes the rules. As Senator Everett Dirksen reportedly said, “a billion here, a billion there, sooner or later, it adds up...

The Senior Space March 13, 2017

We are halfway through the legislative session; but, the problem is the rest of the way is all uphill. While we were all taught to ‘save the best for last,’ our General Assembly has pretty much saved everything for last. Before we get to what needs to be done or even...