Simplifying Taxes for Small Businesses

February 25, 2016

(Feb. 25) – A bill by Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp, D-Arvada, to continue to allow the Colorado Department of Revenue to provide clarity and guidance on questions from taxpayers and small businesses in the form of written letters and rulings instead of audits and penalties passed the House Business Affairs & Labor Committee unanimously this afternoon.

Esgar Train Safety Bill Chugs Along

February 25, 2016

(Feb. 25) – Rep. Daneya Esgar’s bill to increase safety by requiring a freight train to have at least two crew members on board any moving train passed the House Transportation & Energy Committee on a party-line vote this afternoon. Generally, an engineer drives the train and a conductor monitors the long line of cars.

Leveling the Playing Field

February 24, 2016

(Feb. 24) – A bill by Rep. Mike Foote, D-Lafayette, and Rep. Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood, to close offshore tax haven loopholes for big corporations passed the House Finance Committee this evening. The bill adds a question to the November ballot that asks the voters to close the loopholes and direct recovered funds to classrooms in

Helping Rural Colorado Prevent Substance Abuse

February 23, 2016

(Feb. 23) – A bill by Rep. Joann Ginal, D-Fort Collins, and Rep. Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, to continue the Rural Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program passed the Public Health Care and Human Services Committee this afternoon. The program was originally created in 2009 and distributes funds to rural counties to mitigate