RELEASE: Unanimous Approval for Veterans Higher Ed Bill

(March 16) – A bill by Reps. Dafna Michaelson Jenet and Jessie Danielson to facilitate applying college credit for military service passed the House Education Committee unanimously this afternoon. “We have an obligation to our veterans to honor the American dream they fought for,” said Rep. Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge. “Our bill helps them find a …

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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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RELEASE: Danielson Is the New Speaker Pro Tem

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Danielson Is the New Speaker Pro Tem Wheat Ridge Rep Earns Coveted Spot in House Leadership Team (Dec. 1, 2016) – Rep. Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, was selected today by Speaker-Designate Crisanta Duran to serve as the new Speaker Pro Tempore, who will preside over the House when the speaker is absent. …

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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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RELEASE: Danielson Fights Elder Abuse

A bill by Rep. Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, to add protection against elder abuse passed the House unanimously on third reading this morning. HB16-1027 allows a prosecuting attorney to automatically video record the deposition of victims of elder abuse in order to preserve a victim’s testimony in case they would not be able to testify …

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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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RELEASE: Danielson Fights for Pay Equality

Democratic legislators shared their support today for a national push to achieve equal pay for equal work, holding a Capitol press conference and announcing the introduction of bills in conjunction with dozens of events across the nation commemorating  the seventh anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Young girls in the …

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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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