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Colorado Chamber Supports Bills Ensuring More Funding for Transportation and Education

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at CMeyer@COchamber.com. DENVER – The Board of Directors of the Colorado Chamber of Commerce voted yesterday to support House Bills 1257 and 1258, which would allow voters to decide whether the state can keep excess revenues under the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) and allocate one-third each to […]


Colorado Chamber Testifies on FAMLI Bill in Senate Committee

For media inquiries, contact Cynthia Meyer at CMeyer@COchamber.com. DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce joined with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, local chambers and business organizations to testify late into yesterday evening against Senate Bill 188, the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) bill. Public entities also joined with the business community to oppose […]



Colorado Employers Statement on SB 188 FAMLI Committee Hearing

For media inquiries, contact Cynthia Meyer at Cmeyer@COchamber.com DENVER – Senate Bill 188, the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) bill, is currently being heard this afternoon in the State Senate. As of last night and this morning, state government agencies, schools, city and county governments, the House Chamber and the Denver International Airport all […]


Previous Costly Family Leave Bills Have Failed on Bi-Partisan Votes

The Colorado Chamber of Commerce has been monitoring Senate Bill 188, the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) bill, which will receive its first committee hearing this afternoon. The bill requires all public and private sector employers and workers to participate in and finance a family and medical leave program that would be administered by the […]


Colorado Chamber: SB 188 will be impossible for Colorado businesses to comply with

For media inquiries, contact Cynthia Meyer at Cmeyer@COchamber.com DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce released the following statement from Loren Furman, Senior Vice President of State and Federal Relations, in response to new legislation filed today in the Colorado Legislature on paid family and medical leave: “When legislation could have a sweeping impact on […]


House Committee Advances Local-Option Minimum-Wage Increase Bill

The House Transportation and Local Government Committee this afternoon amended and approved HB 1210, a bill that would allow local governments to unilaterally increase the minimum wage above that of the state minimum wage. The committee adopted an amendment that allows a county and the municipalities within the county to enter into an intergovernmental agreement […]