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Family and Medical Leave Insurance Task Force to Include Prominent Colorado Chamber Voices

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at cmeyer@cochamber.com. DENVER – The Colorado Chamber’s Stacey Campbell and Dana Hagood were appointed to the Family and Medical Leave Task Force by the legislature yesterday, which will study how to implement a financially responsible family and medical leave program in the state. At the moment, there is […]


New Reports Highlight Strength of Colorado Economy

Revenue forecasts released today by the Governor’s Office and the state Legislative Council reflect Colorado’s economic strength, showing stronger than expected growth driven by wages and consumer spending. There has also been an increase in the number of people using stock brokers uk which shows that people are comfortable investing their savings while the economy […]


Repeal of Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) could be on Colorado Ballot in 2020

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday that state’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) can be removed from the state constitution by a single ballot measure, which paves the way for a possible ballot initiative next year. See below for an overview of the news coverage on this decision: From the Colorado Sun: The state title […]


Colorado Chamber Sends Joint Letter to U.S. Senate Committee on EPA Water Rule

The Colorado Chamber of Commerce signed onto a joint letter with the U.S. Chamber and six other state chambers to Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Tom Carper (D-DE) regarding the EPA’s revised “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule. The letter is in response to today’s U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearing regarding […]


Statement from the Colorado Chamber on Favorable Colorado Supreme Court Corporate Income Tax Decision

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, following this week’s favorable decision from the Colorado Supreme Court in Department of Revenue v. Oracle: “A fair, consistent and predictable tax system is […]


The Colorado Chamber Releases Annual Legislative Overview for 2019 Session

  Every year after legislative session, the Colorado Chamber of Commerce releases an annual report on the organization’s role in the legislative session. This year’s end-of-session overview was released on Friday, May 24th, which details the crucial victories and challenges the business community faced at Colorado’s capitol this year. With both legislative chambers and the […]


Colorado Chamber’s Loren Furman Speaks at U.S. Chamber Forum in Washington, DC on the Legislative Session

This week, the U.S. Chamber hosted a Labor Relations forum at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. where representatives from multi-state corporations, labor and employment attorneys and chamber representatives across the nation were in attendance. Loren Furman, the Colorado Chamber’s chief lobbyist, spoke alongside panelists Glenn Spencer, Senior VP Employment Policy Division for the U.S. Chamber, […]


Curtsinger Selected for U.S. Chamber Foundation Education and Workforce Fellowship Program

Fellowship Provides State and Local Chambers with Opportunities to Engage Nationally on Critical Education and Workforce Issues Leah Curtsinger, Director of Federal Relations for the Colorado Chamber, was selected by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to participate in the third cohort of its premiere business leadership program. The Business Leads Fellowship Program trains and equips […]


Colorado Ranked #1 Economy in the U.S. Second Year in a Row

The U.S. News & World Report compiles data on every state annually for its Best States rankings. It measures states across eight different categories using 71 metrics and thousands of data points. Overall, the economy has improved with more jobs, more money being spent, and more confidence in the economy. When there is more confidence […]


The Colorado Chamber’s Loren Furman Gives Her Take on 2019 Legislative Session

Last night, Loren Furman of the Colorado Chamber joined the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) for a discussion on the 2019 legislative session. LERA also hosted Dennis Dougherty, Executive Director of the AFL-CIO. Furman and Dougherty discussed the pros and cons of this session for businesses and labor and what to expect next year. […]