Keeping CO Business in Business

December 26, 2013

(Dec. 26) – Rep. Dave Young (D-Greeley) is sponsoring a bill in the 2014 legislative session to reduce a burdensome property tax paid by thousands of Colorado businesses. The bill, which Rep. Young will sponsor with Rep. Dianne Primavera (D-Broomfield), is expected to be introduced in the early days of the 2014 legislative session, which

Speaker Ferrandino Wishes Everyone a Happy Holidays

December 26, 2013

(Dec 24) –Today the Speaker of the House, Rep. Mark Ferrandino (D-Denver), extended a warm holiday greeting to all Coloradans. “I want to wish everyone across Colorado a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,” Rep. Ferrandino said. “I hope you and your families are able to enjoy time together over the coming days to reflect on

Flood Disaster Study Committee Considers Solutions

December 20, 2013

(Dec. 20) – The bipartisan Flood Disaster Study Committee turned its attention today to legislation for the upcoming legislative session, approving two bills and debating seven others. The two bills that received the go ahead from the committee were a bill sponsored by Sen. Matt Jones (D-Louisville) that would give counties more flexibility to use

Forecasts: CO Economic Growth Continues in 2014

December 20, 2013

(Dec. 20) – The state’s leading economists told the legislative Joint Budget Committee today that growth in Colorado employment, retail sales and the housing market would continue in 2014. Natalie Mullis, the legislature’s chief economist, estimated that the state would end the 2013-14 fiscal year with $120.5 million more than the required reserve. That’s actually