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Colorado Politics: Progressive Democrats and unions protest against Gov. Jared Polis’ veto of wage theft bill, others

Three bills vetoed by Gov. Jared Polis last Friday prompted progressive Democrats and union allies to hold a boisterous rally on the west steps of the state Capitol on Thursday.

Those who advocated for the veto included the Colorado Chamber of Commerce and its president, Loren Furman.

“HB 1008 was extremely problematic for the business community and would have set a damaging precedent. It would have shifted responsibility and put general contractors on the hook for the illegal actions of other business entities, which actually could have incentivized the very thing it was trying to prevent. Punishing good actors is not a solution to wage theft. We’re grateful that Gov. Polis stood with the business community in vetoing HB 1008 to preserve jobs and protect Colorado’s economic climate.”

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