GOV. RITTER TO SIGN SB 97 HEALTH-CARE BILL ON THURSDAY


Gov. Bill Ritter is scheduled to sign a bill on Thursday that will reinvest funds from Colorado‘s tobacco settlement money into health care for Colorado citizens.

 

Senate Bill 97, sponsored by House Majority Leader Alice Madden, D-Boulder, and Senate President Joan Fitz-Gerald, D-Coal Creek Canyon,  will allocate new dollars from the tobacco litigation settlement to help pay for programs such as indigent care, children’s basic health care, treatment of drug and alcohol abuse, and mental health programs. The bill also restores funding to the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, which currently ranks 48thnationally in state support for medical schools.   

 

WHO:         Gov. Bill Ritter

                   House Majority Leader Alice Madden

                   Senate President Joan Fitz-Gerald

 

WHAT:        Signing of SB 97

 

WHEN:       3 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2007

                              

WHERE:       West Foyer,  State Capitol