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Under The Dome

By Sen. Jessie Danielson

The 2019 legislative session has begun, and it is an honor to serve as your state senator for District 20. I want to thank the many constituents who have reached out to me with their ideas on how we build a better Colorado.

I will work to make sure that your state government is focused on getting things done and finding real solutions that are going to improve our quality of life. From strengthening public schools, to reducing the cost of health insurance, to making our economy work for everyone, we are going to work to make life better for hardworking families and protect our Colorado way of life.

Here are a few of the bills I plan to introduce this session:

The Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. When women earn the same as men for doing the same work, Colorado’s economy will grow by billions. Equal pay will provide economic security for hundreds of thousands of Colorado families, and it’s the right thing to do.

Cracking Down on Elder Abuse and Abandonment. I will continue my work to fight for senior citizens to make sure that older Coloradans are able to live safely and independently in our communities.

Expanding Apprenticeships and Vocational Technical Training. I will continue working to expand access to apprenticeships and vocational technical training programs. Whether it’s helping more Colorado kids graduate high school career-ready, or helping adults seeking the training they need to provide for their families, creating greater economic security in Colorado means creating more opportunity to find a pathway to a good-paying job.

Local Control of Minimum Wage. I will introduce a measure to repeal a state law that prohibits local governments from setting a minimum wage that is right for their unique community. Local control of minimum wage allows communities to adopt a minimum wage that fits local economic conditions.

In addition to these bills, I will be working on critical issues facing the state such as transportation, housing affordability and protecting Colorado’s air and water. To be successful, I need to hear from you. Please call my cell at 720-276-3468 with your questions or concerns. I want to make your state government is working for you.

State Sen. Jessie Danielson serves SD-20, which includes many communities in Jefferson County, including Arvada, Ken Caryl, Lakewood, and Wheat Ridge. To reach Sen. Danielson, call 303-866-4856 or visit jessiedanielson.com for information her about upcoming town halls and other local community events.