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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 […]


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 […]