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We love living and working in Colorado. But misguided policies at the capitol are making it more and more expensive for workers to live here and for businesses to operate here.

Colorado Workers for a Better Business Climate understands that a pro-business climate fostering prosperity is good for all Coloradans.

Key Issues

Prop 118: A Billion-Dollar Tax Increase on Colorado Families


Proposition 118 will be on the Colorado statewide ballot this year. The proposal would create new $1.3 billion state-run program funded by a payroll tax deducted directly from Colorado employee wages. The mandatory insurance program would provide paid medical leave benefits to eligible employees and would be managed by a new government division within the state's labor department..

While the idea is well-intended, it’s the wrong approach at the wrong time. A new $1.3 billion payroll tax increase on Colorado families in the middle of a global pandemic and economic recession will directly impact our ability to recover from this crisis. We should instead be focused on helping businesses reopen, getting Coloradans back to work, and putting our economy back on track.

Several studies have also questioned the solvency of the already expensive program, and future tax increases are inevitable. This will hurt Colorado workers and the businesses that employ them – especially small businesses that are already struggling to stay afloat.

Colorado can’t afford a $1.3 billion tax increase – vote NO on Prop 118!


COVID-19 Recovery: Coloradans Can't Afford Anti-Business Policies


The global COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on Colorado's economy. With record unemployment, mass layoffs, and many businesses closing their doors, the right policy solutions are critical. We need to put ourselves in the best position to foster an economic recovery, assist businesses in rehiring employees, and implement common-sense policies that protect workers and businesses alike.

Unfortunately, some lawmakers don't see it that way. Rather than helping businesses and their employees through these challenging times, they are pushing for policies that would impose crippling costs and regulatory burdens on businesses. For example, in the 2020 legislative session, state legislators tried to pass a massive tax increase on the business community through HB 1420, which would have devastated employers and their employees across the state.

As we approach the 2021 legislative session in January, lawmakers need to understand that in order to help workers recover from this crisis, we must help the businesses that employ them.

Fast Facts on Proposition 118

$ 1
payroll tax increase on Colorado families
$ 1
average total tax burden per colorado family over 5 years

Based on U.S. Census Data average annual household income of $92,520. 

1
new state employees required to manage the bureaucracy

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Take action to Keep Colorado Working and fight bad policies that will hurt our economy.

Now is not the time for a $1.3 billion payroll tax increase on Colorado families.

Proposition 118 is wrong for Colorado.

Sign your name if you agree!

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