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Gazette: EDITORIAL: Pressure is on for property-tax relief

A state panel charged with finding long-term relief from Colorado’s skyrocketing property taxes had better not settle for a mere “Version 2.0” of the ineffectual relief-lite that was ginned up by last fall’s special legislative session. If it does, hard-pressed taxpayers are likely to give up waiting for the state to take meaningful action — […]

DBJ: Colorado chamber emphasizes opposition to ‘job killer’ bills

The Colorado Chamber of Commerce is sounding alarms about a list of bills at the state Capitol it describes as “job killers.” The legislation has the potential to devastate multiple sectors and hurt the state economy, the chamber says, although not all of the bills have an easy path to victory. The chamber vowed to […]

DBJ: Polis, bipartisan group of lawmakers tout new package of workforce bills

Gov. Jared Polis, flanked by a group of bipartisan lawmakers, on Thursday unveiled a package of several bills proponents say will fill gaps in Colorado’s workforce, leaning on workforce training, apprenticeship programs and access to education. Some of the bills have already been introduced, while others are expected in the near future. … The Colorado […]

Craig Press: Chamber to host middle school civics bee

The Craig Chamber of Commerce will host the second round of the 2024 National Civics Bee. The patriotic celebration of civic education and engagement will be held at 6 p.m. on April 3 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion (640 E. Victory Way). This year’s installment of the annual event will feature a live quiz […]

CPR: Why a new air quality bill is the latest in rift between Gov. Polis and environmental justice groups

It won’t be the first battle between Gov. Jared Polis and environmental justice advocates, but a new bill from Democratic lawmakers could mark one of the most direct confrontations over Colorado’s current approach to climate change and air pollution. Legislation filed this week calls for significant revisions to newly minted rules meant to cut climate-warming […]

11 News: Jobs outlook for Colorado Springs and Pueblo

Colorado Springs ranked second in the state in 2023 Q4 for the highest number of job vacancies per capita, according to the fourth quarter workforce and jobs data report from the Colorado Chamber of Commerce and Aspen Technology Labs. The Colorado Springs metro area posted 12,145 job openings on Dec. 18, a number exceeded only […]

Southern Colorado Business Forum & Digest: Alliance Opens Pipeline to Better Jobs, Skilled Workforce

A coalition of business leaders is committed to fixing Colorado’s talent gap, striving to make a strong, homegrown talent pipeline a reality with a development system that is both learner-centered and economically responsive. Launched in October 2023, the Education to Employment Alliance’s (EEA) network already reaches across the state’s 64 counties and represents more than […]