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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. […]


Colorado Chamber Touts Legislative Successes as General Assembly Concludes

DENVER – As the 2019 state legislative session comes to a close, the Colorado Chamber of Commerce highlighted the legislative accomplishments the organization achieved on behalf of its members and the broader business community. “With a heavy focus on business-related issues at the capitol this legislative session, our primary responsibility has been to protect employers […]


House Bill 1245 Shifts Costs at the Expense of Businesses

The Colorado Senate is scheduled for a final vote of HB 1245 today, which restructures the state’s vendor allowance system for sales taxes. Colorado’s sales tax collection system is the most complicated in the country. Complying with and administering this system is costly and time-consuming for businesses – from the labor involved in preparing the […]


Equal Pay Bill Passes Colorado General Assembly

The General Assembly on Tuesday passed SB 85, the “Equal Pay for Equal Work Act,” which has been amended in both the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee to address the concerns of the Colorado Chamber and its business allies. Because of the amendments, the Chamber has changed its position […]


Colorado Senate Passes Bills Providing More Funding for Transportation and Education

The Colorado Senate yesterday passed 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 transportation, higher education and public schools. Earlier this legislative session, the Board of Directors of the Colorado Chamber of Commerce […]


Colorado Chamber and Business Groups Secure Key Win on FAMLI Bill

The key priority of the Colorado Chamber of Commerce this legislative session has been opposing Senate Bill 188, the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) bill. Last night, after many months of working with lawmakers and alerting members of the business community to take action, the bill was entirely replaced to reflect the range of […]