May 15

What is a 501(c)(4), anyway?

The news that the Internal Revenue Service flagged conservative groups for extra scrutiny has drawn renewed public attention to 501(c)(4) organizations, which play a very influential role in politics. So, what the heck is a 501(c)(4), and why do such groups matter in electoral politics? If you’re curious, keep reading. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/05/13/what-is-a-501c4-anyway/  

April 24

SB198 Passes the House

On April 22, the Colorado House passed SB198. A small amendment was added on the floor, so the bill will go back to the Senate for concurrence. For more information about SB298, read below. House GOP victim protections and crime prevention measures advance April 9th, 2013 | Add a Comment April 9, 2013 DENVER—Today, three.

March 17

SB198 Passes Senate Judiciary

Bill seeks privacy for child victims Posted: Friday, March 15, 2013 4:35 pm | Updated: 4:40 pm, Fri Mar 15, 2013.Vic Vela vvela@ourcoloradonews.com   A bill that would give judges greater discretion when deciding whether to clear a courtroom during testimony involving cases of child sex abuse is making its way through the legislature. Under.

March 6

Working with a Legislative Professional

On March 1, the Center for Nonprofit Excellence sponsored Nonprofit Day in Colorado Springs. 400 people attended the event. Andi Leopoldus presented a work session on “Getting Your Message Out to Elected Officials”. During my presentations, I always recommend that you work with a professional who can help you to maneuver the landscape and avoid.

March 6

Colorado HB13-1065 Passes Senate

HB1065 passed the Colorado Senate this morning and is now moving to the Governor’s desk for signature. This bill allows physicians and psychologists who are employed at military installations in Colorado and are in good standing and licensed or certified in another state to order and transport a patient for a mental health hold at.

February 25

Scrambling to Forestall Sequestration from CWLA

With sequestration scheduled to kick in on Friday, the White House and Senate are stepping up their efforts to prevent the cuts while the House is taking more of a wait and see approach.  The odds of a deal being reached and signed into law by Friday are increasingly remote, meaning that the cuts will.

February 22

The Sequester Explained

The sequester is due to take effect one week from today. If Congress does not act, these budget cuts will happen. The 2013 sequester includes: $42.7 billion in defense cuts (a 7.9 percent cut). $28.7 billion in domestic discretionary cuts (a 5.3 percent cut). $9.9 billion in Medicare cuts (a 2 percent cut). $4 billion.

February 21

Children’s Advocacy Centers Visit the Capitol

On February 19, Andi Leopoldus accompanied Executive Directors from the Children’s Advocacy Centers as they visited the Colorado Capitol to meet with their legislators. The purpose was to renew relationships and to meet their newly elected public officials. The Colorado Children’s Advocacy Centers are engaged in monitoring legislation and supporting bills of interest.

February 18

What is the “sequester”?

Sequestration is scheduled to take effect on March 1. These across-the-board cuts will have an impact on domestic and military spending. Watch Edsplainer from the Washington Post tell you. Click on Edsplainer, below. Edsplainer

February 17

Parents Learn to Engage in the Process

Andi Leopoldus spoke to a group of 50 parents and professionals on February 15 at Pikes Peak Community College, in Colorado Springs. Prior to Andi’s inspiring presentation, the Colorado Children’s Campaign discussed the 2012 Kid’s Count Report (the 2013 report will be out next month). Representatives from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.