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CACI Mission Trustee Ball Corporation ranks #3 in Sustainability

The annual Newsweek Green Rankings came out this morning and Ball Corporation is ranked #3 as the most sustainable company in the United States!  This annual listing consists of the U.S. 500, which ranks the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the United States by market cap and the Global 500, which looks at the […]


Oil and Gas Local Control Initiative 75 Moves Forward

By Steve Raabe The Denver Post Posted:   05/23/2014 04:11:00 PM MDT Initiative 75, one of the most contentious of the 11 oil and gas local-control ballot initiatives looking to get on the fall ballot, has received judicial approval to begin gathering petition signatures. The measure, backed by Colorado Community Rights Network, would give local […]


Sick-leave bill opens floodgates for complex late measures at Colorado Legislature

April 15, 2014, Ed Sealover There are just 23 days remaining in this session of the Colorado Legislature. So, of course, it seems appropriate that some of the most long-awaited and complicated bills are just now being introduced — with legislative leaders promising there are more to arrive in the coming days. For example, state […]


Business personal property tax break bill coming — but in smaller form

Mar 4, 2014, Ed Sealover The curtain goes up this week on the most anticipated business personal property tax reform bill of the 2014 Colorado Legislature — but the measure will have a smaller scope than sponsors originally expected. When Rep. Dave Young, D-Greeley, first discussed his plans with the Denver Business Journal in December, […]


New Mexico governor pushes pro-business message in Denver

At a time when Colorado is weighing a ballot measure to raise state income-tax rates to fund education, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez offered a message in Denver on Wednesday on the benefits of lowering them. Martinez, speaking before the annual meeting luncheon of the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, said she inherited a […]


Timmons: Colorado energy plays key role in national manufacturing

I missed Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers, when he spoke recently at a meeting with the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry (CACI). But he graciously took a few minutes to chat by phone about the importance of manufacturing in Colorado, the federal governmentýs role in the sector ý and how Colorado natural gas is helping fuel domestic manufacturing in the United States.



Business counts up wins, losses as Colorado legislative session ends

The 2013 legislative session clearly wasn’t good for business, but it could have been a lot worse. Five bills that would have ramped up regulation on the oil and gas industry died in the last week of the 120-day General Assembly, as did a late-session measure that would have aided union members in defensive-employer lockouts. […]


Hickenlooper signs Job Protection and Civil Rights Enforcement Act

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday signed House Bill 1136, also known as the Job Protection and Civil Rights Enforcement Act of 2013. The new law “expands available remedies for workers to recover compensatory and punitive damages from employers who have intentionally engaged in discriminatory practices,” Hickenlooper said. The damage awards are limited to $10,000 for […]


Hickenlooper pressured to veto some business measures

Business groups — unable to persuade Democrats to kill or significantly amend bills they consider bad for private companies — are asking Gov. John Hickenlooper to veto as many as five Democrat-sponsored bills that could land on his desk. Begging a Democratic governor to go against his own party isn’t new. Business leaders did that nearly every […]