The state of Colorado needs to be a better partner in working to engage in effective local and regional planning for smart growth that will help reduce traffic and make our communities more livable in the coming years.
Every child deserves a high-quality school in their neighborhood. Education is the cornerstone of a just society, ut lifts families out of poverty; it keeps people out of jails and prisons; it helps strengthen our local economy and attract jobs.
While we have seen some recent successes, the path to equality for all has not always been quick—nor has it been easy. Though Colorado has made tremendous progress in this area, more work remains to be done.
As senior policy advisor on Human Services, I learned first hand the impact that our state-funded safety net programs have on families across Colorado. The state must ensure that the most vulnerable of us can break the cycle of poverty.
Colorado is often called the healthiest state in America but this doesn’t mean we don’t have challenges to overcome. We need a comprehensive health perspective that encompasses everyone from childhood to senior health care.