Protecting Parental Rights in Colorado

By State Rep. Jessie Danielson Becoming a parent is almost considered a basic human right in our nation; unless you have a disability. Too often, parents who have any type of disability have that disability used against them in a custody battle or to prevent them from adopting a child. That’s why I am sponsoring …

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Let’s Pass an Income Tax Deduction for Retired Veterans

By State Rep. Jessie Danielson As State Representative, one of my top priorities is passing legislation to help veterans. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that nearly 40,000 veterans live in Jefferson County. From funding for county-based services, to helping returning veterans transition into the workforce, to requiring state universities to award college credit for service …

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Standing Up for Jeffco

By State Rep. Jessie Danielson As the 2018 legislative session gears up, we have 120 days to push forward policies that are going to make a real difference in real people’s day-to-day lives  I believe every hardworking Coloradan should have the opportunity to prosper in Colorado’s economy, send their kids to great public schools and …

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Danielson: Expanding Colorado’s child care options

Column by State Rep. Jessie Danielson Many hard-working parents across Colorado are struggling to find quality, affordable child care that meets their needs. While there are wonderful daycare centers, early learning centers and other licensed child care facilities that serve families very well, some parents need or want other options. In a time where child …

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Danielson: Protecting children from predators

Column by State Rep. Jessie Danielson Any time a child is victimized by a sexual predator it is a tragedy for the victim and a vile crime that deserves swift punishment. When a child is assaulted multiple times by a pattern offender, law enforcement must be able to use every tool at their disposal to …

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Danielson: Creating wage theft transparency

Column by Jessie Danielson Imagine working hard at your job, then discovering that you’ve been cheated out of your wages or benefits when your paycheck arrives. You may have personally experienced something similar – not being paid for overtime worked, having to work off the clock, or other wage law violations. Perhaps the worse part …

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Danielson: Closing the offshore tax haven loophole

By State Rep. Jessie Danielson You and I pay taxes. Colorado tourists pay taxes. Colorado small businesses do their part. So it makes sense that big corporations should pay their fair share, too. However, some large multinational corporations dodge paying state income taxes by hiding profits in known tax haven countries like Bermuda or the …

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Rain Barrels: Colorado Common Sense

By Rep. Jessie Danielson Colorado is the only state in the nation that outlaws the use of rain barrels to collect water off of our roofs to use in our gardens. In a state where people are dedicated to conserving natural resources – including every drop of precious water – it makes sense to change …

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Danielson: Equal Pay in State Contracts

By Rep. Jessie Danielson As a fourth-generation Coloradan, I am proud to call this wonderful place home. Our state leads the country in so many ways. It’s not just our ski resorts and natural spaces that attract so many people here. We are a leader in workforce development, renewable energy, and protecting the environment. Our …

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Danielson: Working for You in 2016

By Rep. Jessie Danielson Happy New Year! I hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday season. Another legislative session began on January 13th. As the 2016 session begins at the Capitol, I am excited and ready to work for you in the coming months. My priority is investing in the long term prosperity of …

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