Three Things You Need to Know on February 12th

February 12, 2019

Teachers at Denver Public Schools are on strike for the second day, but the union is expected to return to the bargaining table today. Teachers went on strike over better pay yesterday.  The union went ahead with the work stoppage after talks broke down over the weekend.  Today's negotiations start at 10 a.m.  

Leaders of a House-Senate conference committee say Democrats and Republicans have reached an agreement in principle to provide funding for border security and avoid another government shutdown later this week. The agreement announced yesterday includes money for border security, but much less than President Trump has been demanding. It's unclear if the President plans to sign off on the agreement. 

A bill that would make it legal for lemonade stands run by kids to operate in Colorado without a business permit is over its first hurdle.  Senate Bill 101 was approved unanimously by a Senate committee yesterday and will now head to a full vote by the Senate.  The bill would not require a business license for any operation run by minors that operates less than 84 days a year.  Governor Polis met with young people who operate temporary businesses yesterday and said he will sign the bill if it reaches his desk.