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Bill to end tax breaks whittled down after massive outreach campaign from Colorado business owners

After a session in which businesses have been on the defensive on issues ranging from presumption that coronavirus-addled employees had caught the disease at work to creation of a new earned-paid-sick-leave mandate, they felt relieved Saturday that their voices appeared to have been heard, said Loren Furman, senior vice president of the Colorado Chamber of Commerce.

“I think it does help business confidence. I think there is some confidence there will be a timeout from regulations now and several months for businesses to recover,” Furman said in an interview shortly after the Senate gave preliminary approval to the pared-down bill. “I don’t think I can say ‘Just this bill will give them confidence’ … I think what it will do is give them a sign to say, ‘I won’t have one more hit to my business.’”

Read the complete article by Ed Sealover in the Denver Business Journal.