The House Education Committee Thursday took only an hour and 15 minutes to work its way through five bills, passing all of them unanimously. Of most interest was House Bill 10-1036, which would set up a three-year schedule for school districts to put financial information such as budgets, check registers, salary schedules and investments online for public access, Education News Colorado reports. Republicans have been conducting a mini-campaign to make government transparency an issue, but an online transparency bill died last year. HB 10-1036 is primarily a Democratic measure and was developed with the input of school districts, which now support the idea. Still, a somewhat different Republican measure, Senate Bill 10-091, also has been introduced this year.
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HB 1071 Labuda–Forestry Eliminate Experience Reqmnt:
HB 1028 Benefield–Early Childhood Universal Application:
HB 1034 Massey–School Speech-language Pathology Asst:
HB 1037 Massey–Extend Supplemental On-line:
HB 1036 Scanlan and Massey–Pub Sch Transparency Fin Info: