Crisanta Duran

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  • Speaker of House prepares for upcoming legislative session
  • Colorado seniors use tax benefit to purchase groceries

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Mar. 7, 2016

Mar 7, 2016

  • Grand Junction Airport loses direct flight to Houston
  • Snowpack levels back to normal after dry month
  • State bill that incentives rural teaching jobs advances at the capitol
  • Food bank opens doors at new location
  • Discussion about workplace development with State House Majority Leader  

Crisanta Duran, Kerry Donovan, Millie Hamner
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

This week on the program, we'll hear interviews with three Democratic state lawmakers who recently came to Paonia for a constituent meet-and-greet. KVNF's Laura Palmisano spoke to Colorado House Majority Leader Crisanta Duran, Rep. Millie Hamner and Sen. Kerry Donovan at the event. They discussed the current legislative session and bills the lawmakers are sponsoring. 

going out of business sign, economy
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

A bipartisan bill introduced in the state legislature this week looks to give struggling Colorado communities a jump-start. 

Senate Bill 282 would create ‘tax-friendly zones’ in up to 30 highly distressed counties across the state. 

"We are talking about areas that have the highest unemployment and lowest wages," said bill sponsor House Majority Leader Crisanta Duran, D-Denver.