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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 […]


Statement by the Colorado Chamber on Amended Paid Family Leave Bill

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, regarding the amended Senate Bill 188 that passed second reading on the Senate floor this evening: “Our opposition to SB 188 has never been […]



Congressman Tipton and Colorado Chamber Members Discuss Federal Policy Issues Impacting the Business Community

Last week, the Colorado Chamber of Commerce facilitated meetings with Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) and Chamber members to discuss issues of importance to the business community in Colorado’s 3rd congressional district. Andy Newland of Hercules Industries, Doug Hayes of Collins Aerospace, and Barbara Walz and Evan Jurkovich of Tri-State Generation & Transmission raised issues ranging […]


Help Bring Computer Science to More Schools in Colorado

Colorado’s local tech talent can help schools build and grow their Computer Science programs by volunteering with the Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS Program. TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) recruits, trains, and places passionate volunteers from industry into high school classrooms to co-teach computer science with a classroom teacher. Since 2009, TEALS has helped hundreds […]


Bill to Change Long-Standing Income Tax Laws Paused After Colorado Chamber Testimony

The Senate Finance Committee today laid over Senate Bill 233, which proposes to amend income tax statutes in place since 1985, following testimony from Colorado Chamber Board Chair Rhonda Sparlin and Tax Policy Council member Bruce Nelson, among others. While the stated intent of this bill is to clarify existing tax statutes, Colorado Chamber members […]


The Colorado Chamber Files Comments in Support of the EPA’s Proposed “Waters of the U.S.” Rule

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at CMeyer@COchamber.com. DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce today submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) in support of its revised definition of “Waters of the U.S.” (WoTUS) in the Clean Water Act. The Colorado Chamber previously opposed the original 2015 WoTUS rule, arguing that […]


What They Are Saying: The FAMLI Act is Bad for Businesses and Workers

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at CMeyer@cochamber.com. DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce is part of a coalition of public and private sector organizations that are voicing their concerns with Senate Bill 188, the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Act, which recently passed the Senate Finance Committee. The legislation creates a […]


Amended FAMLI Bill Still Costly, Restrictive for Employers and Employees

For media inquiries, contact Cynthia Meyer at CMeyer@cochamber.com. DENVER – In response to Senate Bill 188 being amended and passed out of the Senate Finance Committee today, Senior Vice President of State and Federal Relations Loren Furman released the following statement: “While we appreciate the efforts by the bill’s sponsors to improve upon this legislation, […]


New Report Highlights Financial Risks of the FAMLI Bill

A new report released today by the REMI Partnership, which includes the Colorado Association of REALTORS, the Colorado Bankers Association, Colorado Concern, Common Sense Policy Roundtable, and the Denver South Economic Development Partnership, analyzes the cost and risk of financial insolvency for Senate Bill 188, the paid family leave bill. Highlights of the report are […]