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Colorado Democrats pare back bill eliminating tax breaks to reach accord with governor, business interests

Loren Furman, a lobbyist for the Colorado Chamber of Commerce, said businesses interests have been working with Democrats on the legislation for days “trying to figure out how we could resolve the catastrophic language that was in the bill that the House introduced on Monday.”

She said those discussions proved fruitful.

“When, I think, the Senate saw how visceral the reaction was from businesses and the effect of that debate in the House and also the governor said ‘this is not the time to raise taxes on businesses,’” she said. “I think all of those factors played into how we got to this point.”

Read the complete article by Jesse Paul on ColoradoSun.org