Senator Morgan Carroll Elected Senate President

Senate Democrats Elect Senator Carroll as President, Senator Heath as Majority Leader October 11–On Wednesday, the 18-member Senate Democratic Caucus elected Senator Morgan Carroll (D-Aurora), the Majority Leader, to be the Senate President when the legislature convenes in January. Senator Rollie Heath (D-Boulder) was elected Majority Leader. The Democrats now control the Senate by one […]

Governor Signs Renewable-Energy Mandate Increasing Rural Electricity Costs

On Wednesday, Governor John Hickenlooper signed SB-252, the highly controversial bill that doubles the renewable-energy mandate for rural-electric cooperatives. At the same time, the Governor issued an Executive Order for an analysis of the bill’s deadline and cost. Link to pdf of executive order CACI had asked the Governor to veto the bill, and the […]

Governor Signs Bills that The Colorado Chamber Lobbied

Over the last few weeks, Governor John Hickenlooper has signed into law legislation, detailed below, on which The Colorado Chamber lobbied and that involved the work of The Colorado Chamber members who serve The Colorado Chamber’s policy councils. The Colorado Chamber members with questions regarding these bills should contact Loren Furman, The Colorado Chamber Senior […]

Colorado Supreme Court Rejects Lobato Argument

On Tuesday, the Colorado Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated ruling in the historically, politically important case of Lobato vs. State of Colorado Board of Education, deciding that the state’s K-12 education funding mechanism is indeed constitutional, thus reversing a lower trial court’s decision that it was not. The Colorado Chamber joined 13 other business […]

CACI: Political Balance Needed

Following the end of the 2013 legislative session on May 8th, Loren Furman, CACI Senior Vice President, State and Federal Relations, has been speaking to groups across the state to share her general thoughts about the session and its impact on employers. Last Friday, Loren spoke to the Arvada Chamber of Commerce at a breakfast […]