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Colorado legislators consider raising unemployment-insurance taxes on businesses

Loren Furman, the senior vice president of state and federal relations for the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, said they believe legislators need to get more information about why the Solvency Committee did not recommend instituting tax increases before they charge ahead with a bill.  Read the complete article by Ed Sealover in the […]


Denver Chamber breaks from other business groups with transportation funding request

“I would encourage that we speak with one voice on this because this is an ever-growing problem,” said Loren Furman, senior vice president of the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, which is supporting the $300 million annual allocation sought in SB 1 but has asked legislators simply to put as much funding in next year’s […]


‘First step’ highway funding bill advances in Colorado Senate without Democrats’ support

Loren Furman, senior vice president of state and federal relations for the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, noted that Colorado’s population has been growing rapidly — by 11.5 percent since 2010, to the current 5.6 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau — without having made significant investments in infrastructure.  Read Ed Sealover’s complete […]


Can Colorado legislators bridge the gap on business issues?

“I think it’s going to be tough to get any challenging, substantial bills through both chambers,” said Loren Furman, senior vice president of state and federal affairs for the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry. “It doesn’t feel like a typical election year. I think you have more than the election-year angst that surrounds a typical […]


Consumer-data privacy bills at Colorado Legislature could drive up business costs, hamper worker background checks

CACI’s Loren Furman said in her testimony that business leaders are worried about a section of the bill that would require duplicative reporting of information for companies like banks and hospitals that already have extensive reporting requirements to the federal government. “Look, it’s a priority for all of us that we protect the information of […]


Tax Changes Are Coming THIS WEEK: Are You In The Know?

Tax changes are almost across the finish line in Congress! This is what you need to know: The U.S. House & Senate recently passed versions of tax reform meant to make our personal and business taxes less complex and better for our economy.  Late last week, Senators and Representatives appointed to a conference committee reached […]


CACI’s Cybersecurity Luncheon Featured Military and CIA Experts

Cybersecurity is like the Wild West days for American businesses — they’re on their own, Michael Hayden said during CACI’s  52nd Annual Meeting Luncheon featuring Cybersecurity Panel Discussion.  Read the complete article by Greg Avery in the Denver Business Journal.


Polis, Coffman Clash on Transportation, Tax Reform, Trade Issues at CACI’s Business Forum

Colorado Congressman Jared Polis and Mike Coffman aren’t set to run against each other in the 2018 elections, but they clashed Wednesday like head-to-head opponents on a variety of business issues at an event sponsored by the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry.  Read the complete article by Ed Sealover in the Denver Business Journal.


Loren Furman is One of the Colorado Business Community’s Most Influential Voices

Dan Njegomir of ColoradoPolitics.com states, “Loren Furman is one of the Colorado business community’s most influential voices. Not the kind of voice that publicly trumpets business interests from the tops of Denver’s tallest skyscrapers; she’s the kind who quietly promotes those interests deep in the corridors of power at Colorado’s Capitol and beyond.”  Read more […]