Bill Ritter is scheduled to sign a bill on Thursday that will reinvest funds from Colorado‘s tobacco settlement money into health care for citizens.
Senate Bill 97, sponsored by House Majority Leader Alice Madden, D-Boulder, and Senate President Joan Fitz-Gerald,
, 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 D-Coal Creek Canyon University of Colorado at Denver and , which currently ranks 48thnationally in state support for medical schools.
Health Sciences Center
House Majority Leader
Senate President Joan Fitz-Gerald
WHAT: Signing of SB 97
WHEN: 3 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2007
WHERE: West Foyer, State Capitol