Williams Elected to NCSL Executive Committee

August 26, 2014

(Aug. 26) – Rep. Angela Williams (D-Denver) has been elected to the Executive Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures, the only nationwide organization focused on supporting, connecting and strengthening state legislatures. Rep. Williams is the only Coloradan among the 30 legislators who sit on the NCSL Executive Committee, which brings together legislators and

Tax Break for CO Small Biz Goes Into Effect

August 6, 2014

(Aug. 6) – Property taxes got a little less burdensome for tens of thousands of Colorado small businesses today, when a new law sponsored by Reps. Dianne Primavera (D-Broomfield) and Dave Young (D-Greeley) went into effect. The new law gives small businesses a break on their business personal property tax. Just as families pay sales

Tyler Law Supports CO Renewable Energy Use

August 6, 2014

(Aug. 6) – A new law sponsored by Rep. Max Tyler (D-Lakewood) giving a boost to people and groups that invest in renewable energy went into effect today. Previously, community solar garden operators had to pay property tax on the property used to generate electricity. Under the new law, which Rep. Tyler sponsored as HB14-1101,

ReHire CO Jobs Program Gets New Lease on Life

August 6, 2014

(Aug. 6) – A new law to keep the ReHire Colorado jobs program working for low-income Coloradans went into effect today. HB14-1015, which was sponsored by Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp (D-Arvada), extends the ReHire Colorado program for two years. ReHire Colorado was created in 2013 to provide on-the-job skills, training and experience to low-income, low-skill Colorado