We know politics: we know the players, we know the game. Our knowledge and experience transcends party lines and allows us to assertively represent both those on different sides of the political street and those standing in the middle of the road.
Since our establishment in 1998, BBMK has achieved results for a wide variety of clients from public entities to nonprofits to Fortune 500 entities.
Our accomplishments include maintenance of funding for essential programs in the midst of record deficits, preservation of consumer protections against anti-consumer action, establishment of the Colorado No Call List, passage of Colorado's first smoking ban and sustaining a pro-transit agenda within a politically hostile environment.
Results that matter—to our clients, to us and to the people of Colorado, are what drives us.
Highlights of the 2011 General Assembly
The 2011 Session was a session of change in the Colorado General Assembly with the election of Former Mayor of Denver and now Governor John Hickenlooper and the shift in the balance of power in the House with the Republicans gaining the majority and a democratically controlled Senate. This power shift contributed to a many heated political debates but despite that members were able to approve a bipartisan budget. The 2011 Colorado Budget forecasts were grim and there were numerous cuts throughout all agencies and programs BBMK was once again able to maintain nearly full funding for the Nurse Home Visitor’s Program.
SB11-040 Coach Youth Sports Concussions Ed, “The Jake Snakenberg Youth Concussion Act” by Senators Spence and Newell and Representatives Summers and Todd requires that coaches of youth athletic activities be educated in how to recognize a concussion and requires that kids be pulled from play if a concussion is suspected. When passed the bill was the first in the nation to extend these important protections beyond school-sanctioned sports and ensure coverage of club sports and recreation leagues.
SB11-265 Name Change Mesa State College by Senator’s Johnston’s and King and Representatives Duran and Scott concerning changing the name of Mesa State College to Colorado Mesa University.
HB11-1206 Uniform Debt-management Services Act by Representative B. Gardner and Senator Bacon conforms Colorado law to debt relief service rules promulgated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in August 2010. It prohibits advance fees, requires consumer approval of each individual settlement offer, adds consumer disclosures and repeals unnecessary regulatory requirements.
HB11-1289 Water Supply Structure Historic Register by Representative Sonnenberg and Senator Hodge concerns the manner in which the state historical society acts with regard to water supply structures.
HB11-1019 Exempt School-based Clinics Copay by Representative Kagan and Senator Boyd revised statute to allow School-based Health Clinics to waive co-pays for services rendered to children who are eligible and enrolled in the Children’s Basic Health Plan program as well as children enrolled in other creditable cover, specifically private payroll individual or group health benefit plans.