During the 5 to 7 p.m. fair, Gov. Ritter also will sign into law legislation that will help responsible homeowners avoid foreclosure, provide additional unemployment benefits to Coloradans who've lost their jobs, and ensure that hard-working families do not improperly lose their unemployment or workers' compensation benefits.
WHAT: State agencies, non-profits and other service providers will offer free information at a "Help for Working Families Fair." Counselors and other experts will direct people to information, resources and relief regarding finances, mortgages, unemployment insurance, healthcare, housing, utility assistance and home weatherization. Participating agencies include the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, Colorado Foreclosure Hotline, Colorado Nonprofit Association and Governor's Energy Office.
Gov. Ritter also will sign legislation to help families survive the economic downturn:
HB 1276 (Ferrandino/M. Carroll), Foreclosure Timeout
SB 247 (Tochtrop/Pace), Expand Unemployment Benefits
HB 1310 (Levy/Heath), Employee Misclassification
HB 1136 (Soper/Tochtrop), Electrical Ed License Requirements
HB 1076 (Pace/Tochtrop), Remuneration from Employment Separation
SB 76 (Heath/Court), Employment and Training Technology
WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 2. Gov. Ritter will sign the legislation at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: East side of the State Capitol, off of