Household Depart Act may very well be a lifesaver for a lot of
The Household Depart Act could be a significant program for thus many Coloradans.
However — and that is massive — timeliness, effectivity and safeguards in opposition to fraud and corruption (on each the administration’s and public’s half) should be rigorously written into the laws.
There must be a cap of administrative prices and strict rules concerning precisely what the executive cash can be utilized for. There must be laborious deadlines for fast distribution of the funds to those that are eligible.
There must be an uncomplicated, but simply verifiable, utility to file a declare.
I consider the Meals Stamps fiasco in Denver some years in the past, when functions fell very far behind and other people suffered due to Denver Human Service’s gross inefficiency.
These packages are solely nearly as good because the businesses administering them.
Cynthia Stone, Denver
When my son was born, I used to be working for a kid abuse prevention non-profit the place I taught mother and father and lecturers in regards to the significance of bonding with youngsters within the first few years of their lives. This felt considerably ironic since I solely had 12 weeks of unpaid parental depart to bond with my son. Whereas I utilized all my trip and sick days to my depart and obtained some incapacity pay, I used to be nonetheless left with six weeks of unpaid depart. As a middle-class household, my husband and I weren’t utterly debilitated by this monetary burden, however many households in Colorado are usually not as lucky.
As mother and father, we must always not have to decide on between caring for a new child little one and returning to work for worry of shedding our jobs or not with the ability to pay the payments. Bonding with our newborns, which research present is essential for growth and well being, ought to be our most important precedence.
The Household and Medical Depart Insurance coverage (FAMLI) Act would assist working households like mine by guaranteeing paid household and medical depart. Following this week’s listening to on the invoice, we want our state Senate to now go this essential invoice so Coloradans can have the time essential to bond with a new child little one, in addition to take care of their very own severe sickness or that of a member of the family.
Natalie Henderson, Louisville
It’s known as freedom of the press
Re: “Was Sen. Cory Gardner’s vote worthy of disapproval?” March. 19 letter to the editor
I assume The Denver Put up shouldn’t say something when President Donald Trump seems like a fascist dictator, when he threatens violence in opposition to his political enemies, and when he continues to criticize the late Sen. John McCain. For those who don’t like what The Put up has to say about President Trump, then cancel your subscription. However don’t say The Put up is out to damage President Trump. That’s a bunch of baloney. The Put up has each a duty and the editorial proper to touch upon the phrases and the actions of any president, as they definitely did, with President Obama. It’s known as freedom of the press.
Robert H. Moulton III, Commerce Metropolis
No tax returns, no poll spot
The Washington state Senate simply handed a invoice requiring presidential candidates to launch 5 years of tax returns to qualify for the poll of their state. New Jersey can also be contemplating related laws. Seems like a fairly good concept, and one thing our personal legislature ought to be serious about. Voters can’t make an knowledgeable alternative with out data.
Jim Alfieri, Denver
There’s an app for that
Re: “App tells you “protected” locations for MAGA hats,” March 18 information story
An app to guard wearers of pink MAGA hats like a Inexperienced Ebook information for yesterday’s black People.
To every part, flip, flip, flip.
C. Greenman, Lakewood