CACI Headlines

2014 Legislative Session Expected to be a Busy One

CACI anticipates that the upcoming Legislative session will be a very busy one. Several legislative proposals are already in the hopper that will have an impact on Colorado businesses. CACI has compiled a list of potential bills according to each CACI policy council issue area.


Legislation to Change Workers Compensation Benefits Set for 2014 Legislative Session

By Loren Furman CACI Senior Vice President State and Federal Relations During the legislature’s 2014 session, legislation will be introduced that will modify current law addressing worker’s compensation benefits for injured workers. The legislation is being advocated by the AFL–CIO and would change the current workers’ compensation system, which was reformed in 1991 through negotiations […]


Senator Morgan Carroll Elected Senate President

Senate Democrats Elect Senator Carroll as President, Senator Heath as Majority Leader October 11–On Wednesday, the 18-member Senate Democratic Caucus elected Senator Morgan Carroll (D-Aurora), the Majority Leader, to be the Senate President when the legislature convenes in January. Senator Rollie Heath (D-Boulder) was elected Majority Leader. The Democrats now control the Senate by one […]


Wage Theft Legislation Anticipated for 2013 Legislative Session

During the past week, CACI member Dan Block, an employment attorney with the Law Firm of Robinson, Waters & O’Dorisio, P.C., Larry Hudson, contract lobbyist for CACI, and Loren Furman, CACI, met with the sponsors and proponents of House Bill 1227 (Wage Theft), which died during the 2013 Legislative Session. The sponsors and proponents shared their […]


Governor Signs Renewable-Energy Mandate Increasing Rural Electricity Costs

On Wednesday, Governor John Hickenlooper signed SB-252, the highly controversial bill that doubles the renewable-energy mandate for rural-electric cooperatives. At the same time, the Governor issued an Executive Order for an analysis of the bill’s deadline and cost. Link to pdf of executive order CACI had asked the Governor to veto the bill, and the veto-request letter […]


Governor Signs Bills that CACI Lobbied

Over the last few weeks, Governor John Hickenlooper has signed into law legislation, detailed below, on which CACI lobbied and that involved the work of CACI members who serve CACI’s policy councils. CACI members with questions regarding these bills should contact Loren Furman, CACI Senior Vice President, State and Federal Relations, or Carly West, CACI […]


Colorado Supreme Court Rejects Lobato Argument

On Tuesday, the Colorado Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated ruling in the historically, politically important case of Lobato vs. State of Colorado Board of Education, deciding that the state’s K-12 education funding mechanism is indeed constitutional, thus reversing a lower trial court’s decision that it was not. CACI joined 13 other business organizations in […]


CACI: Political Balance Needed

CACI Reviews Legislative Session: Political Balance Needed Following the end of the 2013 legislative session on May 8th, Loren Furman, CACI Senior Vice President, State and Federal Relations, has been speaking to groups across the state to share her general thoughts about the session and its impact on employers. Last Friday, Loren spoke to the […]


Acrimonious 2013 Session Comes to an End

Reflections on the 2013 Legislative Session . . .  May 10, 2013  As they say in Hollywood, “It’s a wrap!” The first session of the 39th Colorado General Assembly ended Monday shortly before 4 p.m., with many of the lawmakers and lobbyists retiring to Stoney’s Bar and Grill at 11th and Broadway to celebrate. CACI […]