Business leaders ask Colorado Legislature for restraint
By Ed Sealover for the Denver Business Journal
Businesses that have suffered whiplash over the past 22 months are bracing for legislators to return to the state Capitol on Jan. 12 for their annual 120-day session.
Recent government policies have lurched from Covid-19-prompted shutdown to aid infusion to partial shutdown to efforts to rethink everything from transportation funding to employment policies in order to rebuild Colorado.
“We’re still recovering from the last 18 months and five sessions stuffed into that period,” Colorado Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Loren Furman said, referring to the bifurcated sessions in 2020 and 2021 and the special session Gov. Jared Polis called at the end of 2020. “I think we’re hoping for some restraint.”