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Colorado business battles bills it considers bad for companies

See correction at end of article. Business leaders are fighting a “deluge” of bills introduced in the Colorado Legislature this year that would make it easier for employees to take action — either through lawsuits or complaints to state agencies — against their employers. Bills to increase penalties for wage theft, expand federal anti-discrimination law […]


Williams, DelGrosso make changes that help advance bills

About the only thing that House Bill 1046 and House Bill 1206 had in common was the likelihood they’d be controversial. HB 1046, sponsored by Rep. Angela Williams, D-Denver, would ban employers from forcing workers or job applicants to give them access to their private social-media sites. HB 1206, sponsored by Rep.Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland, was another […]


Pipeline bill becomes battle

By Marianne Goodland A bill that began as a simple, technical change to a 19th century statute has turned into a much bigger battle over whether the state should grant eminent domain rights to oil and petroleum companies. Sponsors of Senate Bill 13-021 claim the bill would merely make a technical correction in state law to […]


Technical change turns to eminent domain battle

By Marianne Goodland A bill that began as a simple, technical change to a 19th-century statute has turned into a much bigger battle over whether the state should grant eminent domain rights to oil and petroleum companies. Sponsors of Senate Bill 13-021 claim the bill would merely make a technical correction in state law to add […]


Colorado senators give a rare mention to CACI

Never has the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry (CACI) seemed to wield so much power with legislative Democrats — especially when it doesn’t actually take a stance on a bill. The Colorado Senate gave preliminary approval Monday to Senate Bill 18, sponsored by Sen. Jesse Ulibarri, D-Commerce City, which would limit employers’ ability to use […]