Guv Signs Bill to Support Small Biz & Employees

June 5, 2017

(June 5) – Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp’s bipartisan bill to prevent mandatory and excessive fines on small businesses and create protections for workers who are hurt on the job at a company that failed to obtain the required workers compensation coverage was signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper this afternoon. “This is a win-win—it helps

Unexplained Death of Bipartisan Regulatory Reform Bill

May 9, 2017

(May 9) – After weeks of silence from Senate Republicans, Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp’s bipartisan regulatory reform bill to cut red tape for small business and give state agencies the ability to waive penalties for minor infractions was killed without explanation by the Senate Appropriations Committee in less than a minute. “I can’t understand why a

Missing: Kraft Tharp’s Regulatory Reform Bill

May 5, 2017

(May 5) – Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp’s bipartisan regulatory reform bill to cut red tape for small business and give state agencies the ability to waive penalties for minor infractions passed the House on April 3. It hasn’t been seen since. “Regulatory reform has been a contentious issue in the legislature for years, and I was

Regulatory Reform Bill Passes House

April 3, 2017

  (April 3) – After years of failed partisan efforts, Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp’s bill to give state agencies the ability to waive penalties for small businesses for minor infractions of state regulations passed the House this morning. The vote was 41-22, with five Republicans joining every Democrat in supporting the common-sense proposal. “Regulatory reform has