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2015: The Colorado Legislative Session that did Little for Business

“This is probably one of the worst sessions we’ve seen for business in a long time. [The year] 2013 was bad. This is worse,” said Loren Furman, senior vice president for the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, referring to the session when anti-discrimination lawsuit awards increased and the Legislature added regulations on energy companies.  Read the […]

The Colorado Chamber Opposes “Tax Haven” Bill

“We understand the intent to eliminate the shifting of income to tax havens to avoid Colorado taxes,” said Loren Furman, The Colorado Chamber’s senior vice president for state and federal relations. “But, there are many instances where legitimate business is conducted in these countries, and that income may not have been subject to Colorado tax.” […]

Stalemate at the Colorado Statehouse

“I have little hope that anything of substance or anything that has controversy will land on the governor’s desk,”  states The Colorado Chamber’s Loren Furman in the March 13th edition of the Denver Business Journal.

Furman Drives Stake into Heart of Pay Equity Commission

Loren Furman, The Colorado Chamber senior vice president of state and federal relations, noted that the commission’s work — which included one annual report that was not given to her organization — came after a lengthy report the state had issued in 2007 on the same pay-gap issue. “We’ve now spent eight years — Eight […]

State Versus Local Control-The Battle is Beginning Over Minimum Wage Issues

Peter Marcus with The Durango Herald reports a state lawmaker from Adams County is working on a measure that would allow local governments to enact their own higher minimum-wage standards…. Loren Furman, senior vice president of state and federal relations for the Colorado Association Of Commerce and Industry, said she is concerned that a patchwork of local wage mandates […]