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

The Senior Space March 6, 2017

The key to citizen lobbying is cookies. 450 cookies. That’s why Jeanette Hensley is our treasurer. Cookies. It’s her way of inviting the General Assembly to our big event next week. At 9:00am on March 15th, the doors will open to the Old Supreme Court Chambers; and,...

The Senior Space February 28, 2017

We are seeing terrific participation in the legislative agenda for Colorado Senior Lobby this session. More people and more robust conversation have been the norm. Our Monday morning legislative meetings are averaging 30 volunteers (including our rural friends across...

The Senior Space February 20, 2017

Colorado Senior Lobby is strongly supporting HB-1087; the Office of Public Guardianship Pilot Program. Some people have no one. If that person becomes indigent or incapacitated, this bill creates a framework to address it. The thoughtful part is that it’s a pilot...

We are following 40 of the nearly 400 bills

We are following 40 of the nearly 400 bills introduced so far in the session. We show you the new ones on the top for those of you on the run. The Senior Space examines the 2017 General Assembly through an older adult lens. Each week we introduce the new bills first;...

We haven’t seen marches like this since the 60’s

How about the headlines we’re seeing these past couple of weeks? We haven’t seen marches like this since the 60’s. Then, in the early 80’s, remember when James Watt ran Interior and when Anne Gorsuch ran the EPA? Today’s politics are like the good ol’ days. Sometimes...

This week continues to be about introducing new bills

This week continues to be about introducing new bills with none of the previous noted bills advancing beyond the respective committee assignments. Do you have your Legislative Directory? Click leg.colorado.gov/legislators and scroll down to the Excel file. Bills we...