In the State House of Representatives, Angie Paccione is an effective champion for education issues while also pushing for improvements in healthcare, job growth and training, consumer protections, and for a cost-conscious government.
Angie has successfully passed bills that:
Cracked Down On Illegal Immigration
- Created a State Police unit to target human smuggling.
- Held employers accountable for hiring illegal workers.
- Required employees to have valid identification for work.
- Made sure taxpayer dollars aren't used to provide services for adult illegal aliens.
- Denied business permits to illegal aliens.
- Created stiff penalties for illegal voting.
Secured Our Families
- Strengthened laws against underage drinking.
- Made mortgages more affordable by making bonds available through the Colorado Division of Housing.
- Helped decrease identity theft by securing personal credit information.
- Kept affordable housing “affordable” by allowing agencies and non-profits to buy program supplies at government rates.
Lowered the Cost of Healthcare
- Stopped drug companies from price-gouging during emergencies.
- Made it possible to have Automated External Defibrillators in every Colorado school and college.
- Increased the affordability of health insurance for returning military personnel.
Increased Educational Opportunity
- Awarded college credit to Colorado high school students who graduated with International Baccalaureate diplomas.
- Standardized the job requirements for paraprofessionals in Colorado’s K-12 school system.
- Allowed young people to serve on the boards of directors for non-profit corporations.
- Increased funding for the Colorado College Opportunity Fund.
Increased Economic Growth and Sustainability
- Kept government lean and efficient by making 2-1-1 telephone operators immune from liability.
- Supported a successful bipartisan solution to Colorado's fiscal crisis--The Economic Recovery Act.
Angie has passed resolutions that:
- Asked CDOT to study commuter rail from Pueblo to Fort Collins.
- Asked retail stores to offer 10% discounts to military personnel.
- Honored the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
- Instituted “No Name Calling Week” to fight school bullying.
- Insured privacy for domestic violence shelters.
- Acknowledged equal pay for equal work regardless of gender.
Angie works at her desk at the Colorado State Capitol in May, 2006.