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5 contentious wins for Colorado business during the 2019 legislative session

“I think the concepts are easy to identify as a party message. But once you get into the details, it gets harder,” said Loren Furman, senior vice president for state and federal relations for the Colorado Chamber of Commerce, who was involved in negotiations over each of the five key bills. “The reason may be […]

Denver Post: Colorado equal pay bill passes General Assembly after years of trying

“There was a provision in (the original bill) that said if an employer acted in good faith, a court still had discretion to award damages. That, to us, was just a totally unreasonable provision,” said Loren Furman, chief lobbyist for the Colorado Chamber of Commerce. So, the bill was amended to say courts should not […]

Biz Journal: Questions surround Tuesday’s crucial vote on Colorado paid-family-leave bill

By Ed Sealover for the Denver Business Journal As supporters and detractors of a proposed statewide insurance program to give all private sector workers paid family and medical leave press their cases before a crucial committee vote today, both are arguing that legislators on the fence about the program need to look more closely at […]

EDITORIAL: Kill the FAMLI Leave proposal

The Gazette Editorial Board Among the radical maneuvers to make Colorado more Cali than California, legislative Democrats are rushing a bill they call the “FAMLI Medical Leave Insurance Program.” They are so committed to passing Senate Bill 188 they moved it through a committee during the deadly bomb cyclone that caused Democratic Gov. Jared Polis […]

ColoradoPolitics: Colorado House committee passes anti-TABOR bill for schools, roads

A Democratic majority on the Colorado House Finance Committee on Monday afternoon gave the first blessing to a pair of bills that would let voters decide the future of the state’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. House Bill 1257 would refer a question to the ballot in November that asks voters if they would prefer if part […] Business community opposes Colorado paid family leave legislation

By Andrew Burger, The Colorado business community is lining up in opposition to proposed legislation that would require all job creators in the state to provide a minimum three months of paid time off. Any Colorado worker meeting specific criteria would be eligible for 12 weeks of paid family leave, according to Senate Bill […]

Battle with business heats up over Colorado Democrats’ family-leave proposal

Loren Furman, Senior Vice President of State & Federal Relations, and Brooke Colaizzi, Colorado Chamber member, discuss the family leave proposal with the Colorado Sun By Jennifer Brown for the Colorado Sun Democrats who want paid maternity and medical leave for all Colorado workers have met behind the scenes for months with the state’s top […]