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Costly Energy Use Tax Bill Revived, Moving to Finance Committee

House Bill 1025, which would make it more difficult for businesses to take the industrial energy use tax exemption, was approved yesterday by a 6-5 vote in the House Energy and Environment Committee after it was amended in an attempt to address concerns from its last committee hearing. The Colorado Chamber is opposed to the […]


Lawmakers Unanimously Reject Bill Preventing Employers from Implementing Zero-Tolerance Drug Policies

The House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor yesterday voted 10-0 against House Bill 1089, which would have prohibited employers from terminating employees for marijuana use off-duty. The bill would have created logistical and administrative problems for employers, contradicted agreements many businesses have with the federal government, and presented many legal issues at the state […]


Colorado Chamber Announces Support for Immunization Legislation

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at cmeyer@cochamber.com. DENVER – The Colorado Chamber’s Health Care Council today voted to support Senate Bill 163, the Colorado Healthy Communities Act. The bill, by Sen. Julie Gonzales, Sen. Kevin Priola, and Rep. Kyle Mullica, seeks to improve the rate of vaccinations in schools and advance public health. […]


Costly Tax Bill Stalled in Committee After Strong Business Opposition

House Bill 1025: “A Solution Seeking a Problem” The Colorado Chamber and members of the business community testified in opposition to House Bill 1025 at the state capitol yesterday evening, successfully stalling the bill for the time being. The bill would make it significantly more difficult for businesses to take the industrial energy use tax […]



Colorado Business Day: Mayors from Across the State Talk Transportation, Growth, Health Care

(Left to Right) Mayors John Suthers, Jackie Millet, Michael B. Hancock, Rick Taggart, and Wade Troxell. DENVER – The Colorado Chamber today hosted Colorado Business Day, an annual event in which the business community comes together to discuss the legislative session and other key policy issues. Five mayors participated for a panel discussion titled “Mayors […]


Colorado Chamber: USMCA Will Have Strong Positive Impact on Colorado Businesses, Workers

DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce released the following statement from Chuck Berry, Colorado Chamber President, in response to President Donald Trump signing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) today: “The importance of trade with Canada and Mexico to Colorado businesses and workers cannot be overstated. Our members overwhelmingly support USMCA and we applaud the dedication […]


Colorado Chamber Statement on Proposed Family and Medical Leave Ballot Initiatives

For media inquiries, please 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, on the ballot initiatives filed yesterday on a family and medical leave program: “Five legislative sessions and an interim task force have demonstrated that […]


Statement from Colorado Chamber President Chuck Berry on USMCA Passage

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at CMeyer@cochamber.com. DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce today released the following statement from Chuck Berry, Colorado Chamber President, on the passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in the U.S. House of Representatives: “We applaud Congress for coming together in bipartisan support for USMCA – this agreement […]


Labor and Employment Council Kicks Off First Meeting Ahead of 2020 Legislative Session

The Colorado Chamber’s Labor and Employment Policy Council today held its first meeting in anticipation of legislative session, which begins in January. The Council heard from speakers from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE), discussed pending legislation impacting business, and welcomed its new Chair, Daniel Combs of Campbell Litigation Joe Barela, Executive Director […]