Loren Furman, senior vice president of state and federal relations for the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, said studies she’s seen indicate three-quarters of the jobs lost because of restrictions on oil and gas development would be outside the industry, because of its broader support for the state economy. “That is why you are […]
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“There were more candidates this year that were from the far right and the far left, for sure — certainly to the left,” Furman said. “What we tried to do was find candidates who are moderate on policy issues and pro-business in their voting … We tried to identify those folks who could side with […]
The climate-change lawsuit launched in state court against ExxonMobil and Suncor Energy by the city of Boulder, along with San Miguel and Boulder counties, is the wrong complaint in the wrong forum, panelists said Thursday at a Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry (The Colorado Chamber) event. Read the complete article by Mark Jaffe at ColoradoPolitics.com.
Groups like the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, argued that reform was needed in order for companies to get a fair shake going forward. Read the Complete Article by Ed Sealover in the Denver Business Journal.
This year, the Colorado Chamber of Commerce and the statewide business community worked diligently to support bills that would offer greater transportation funding, minimize employer mandates, and increase natural gas and oil production, while fighting against bills that threatened opportunity in our state. Read the complete Guest Column by Tracee Bentley and Loren Furman in […]
While new to many, Colorado celebrates a long history of collaboration to tackle the big challenges our state has faced. Colorado thrives because people from across our state work together, and our energy and natural resource development is a chief example. Here, some of the strictest government oversights of oil and gas production and energy […]
“All of the employer-mandate bills that were adverse to the growth and operational interests of Colorado businesses were soundly defeated,” said Loren Furman, senior vice president of state and federal relations for the Colorado Chamber of Commerce. Read the complete article in Colorado Politics by Dan Njegomir
The Colorado Chamber’s Loren Furman said the bill that approved a plan to close the $32 billion unfunded liability in the public-pension system may have been the biggest of the session because of its broad effect. Read the complete article by Ed Sealover in the Denver Business Journal.
“Employers are starting to move in this direction,” testified Loren Furman, senior VP of State & Federal Relations for The Colorado Chamber, to the House Finance Committee. “Even if this piece of legislation does not make it through the process, this will become the norm. But I think this is a pretty punitive approach.” Read […]
Twenty-Four business groups — ranging from the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry to the Colorado Bankers Association — emphasized that SB 1 had passed unanimously out of the Senate with a 2019 bonding initiative as a key part of the bill. Read the complete article by Ed Sealover in the Denver Business Journal.