Local communities are increasingly rejecting punitive anti-immigrant
law enforcement policies such as 287g from the previous administration.
They are walking away from agreements to have local police serve as
federal immigration authorities, rejecting both their budgetary costs
and the way they damage relationships and trust between police and the
communities they serve.
In the 11th hour, in what was the last step before HB 2280 would have
been transmitted to the Governor for her approval, Republicans and
Democrats alike in the House of Representatives voted the bill down,
after it had previously been approved in the State Senate.
In the final week of their legislative sessions, the Colorado and Indiana legislatures gave final approval to bills allowing residents to register to vote online. Colorado Senators passed HB 1160 and Indiana House Members passed HB 1346;
both bills allow residents with driver's licenses or state-issued ID
cards to register to vote online. The legislation has been sent to the
governor in both states. In Colorado the governor is expected to sign
the bill, while Indiana's governor has not indicated support or