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News Roundup: $1.8 Billion in New Taxes & Regulations Per Year for Colorado Businesses

The Denver Post: Colorado business community asks legislature for a timeout on new regulations and higher taxes A coalition of business groups pleaded with Colorado lawmakers Tuesday to avoid passing any legislation, however well-intentioned, that would make it more complicated or costly to do business in the state. “We need our state leaders to simply […]

OP-ED: Don’t Block Business’ Recovery

Op-ed by Loren Furman and Rachel Beck for Colorado Politics When it comes to an economic recovery from the pandemic, recent data has shed light on where Colorado stands compared to other states — and it doesn’t look good. While neighboring states have regained nearly all of the jobs lost last year, Colorado’s unemployment rate is […]

In the News: Five Organizations Working to Strengthen Local Economies

Prevailing ideology holds that companies and entrepreneurs drive a region’s economic development by creating new jobs and boosting tourism. In some circumstances, these entities can contribute to a community’s growth. In no particular order, here are a few organizations committed to supporting local businesses and boosting their success. … Next up at #2 is the […]

DBJ: Why Colorado business leaders have mixed reactions to special legislative session

By Ed Sealover for the Denver Business Journal Following a three-day special session in which Colorado legislators passed 10 bills, including eight with stimulus money for various sectors, business leaders said they are grateful for any aid but see it only offering marginal help to small firms reeling from coronavirus restrictions. Four of the 10 […]

CBS4 News Gives Prop 118 Ad a Reality Check

CBS4 News’ Shaun Boyd broke gave an ad from Proposition 118 supporters a reality check, finding that many of its assertions relating to cost and affordability are not based on facts. Watch the video on

DBJ: What’s at stake for business in Colorado’s state Senate races

By Ed Sealover for the Denver Business Journal. Colorado’s House and Senate chambers, both held by Democrats the past two years, aren’t flipping to Republicans in the November election, political observers say. But the margin by which Democrats control them — particularly the Senate — could have a big impact on business issues. While a […]

FOX 31: Paid family and medical leave on the ballot for Colorado voters

The Colorado Chamber’s Loren Furman spoke with Fox 31 News about Prop 118 this week: “The way it’s proposed, through the ballot initiative, is not sustainable. This tax, the more people that use the program, the more expensive it becomes. That’s the dilemma, really, that proponents have right now,” Loren Furman of the Colorado Chamber […]