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Gazette: EDITORIAL: Big Union, Inc., applauds anti-worker regulations

A growing list of indicators warns of a looming recession. Meanwhile, the Colorado AFL-CIO applauds those politicians causing the dilemma.

Consider a few top concerns that emerge from the Colorado Chamber of Commerce’s 2023 Business Leaders Survey, released last week:

• Sixty percent say Colorado’s economy is “on the wrong track,” compared to 53% last year.

• Forty one percent of business leaders plan to increase employees this year compared to 48% in 2022.

• Demand for employees is dropping, with positions “difficult to fill” down from 66% in 2022 to 48% this year.

• The greatest barriers for attracting and retaining talent are the cost of living and housing attainability, all driven up by regulation on development and building – including mouse protection and a “defects liability” scheme crafted to benefit predatory lawyers.

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