Kraft-Tharp’s Bill to Modernize Business Tax Code Signed by Gov

June 6, 2018

(June 4) – In an important step toward modernizing Colorado’s business tax code, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp’s bill into law. “It helps businesses to have predictability and uniformity when they are looking to get off the ground or relocate,” said Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp, D-Arvada, a prime sponsor of HB18-1185. “By modernizing our

House Renews Advanced Industries Export Program

April 20, 2018

(April 19) – Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp won preliminary House approval tonight for her bill to continue a successful business development program to help Colorado companies enter the export market. HB18-1135, sponsored by Reps. Kraft-Tharp, D-Arvada, and Jim Wilson, R-Salida, continues the advanced industries export program, which provides support by the state Office of Economic Development

When Minimum Wage Is Not Enough

April 18, 2018

(April 18) – The House Local Government Committee advanced a bill today to allow counties and cities to increase the minimum wage in their localities beyond the state minimum wage, currently $10.20 an hour. HB18-1368, sponsored by Reps. Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, and Jovan Melton, D-Aurora, would allow local governments to adjust their minimum wage

House Protects Net Neutrality

April 17, 2018

(April 17) – The House passed legislation today to ensure that an open and free internet is protected in Colorado. HB18-1312, sponsored by Reps. Chris Hansen, D-Denver, and Leslie Herod, D-Denver, to protect net neutrality and safeguard taxpayer money, passed on a 35-28 vote. Last year, the Trump administration rolled back Obama-era rules ensuring a