April 5, 2012 (Denver) – House Republicans gave initial approval today to a bill to expand state tax breaks for corporate tourism projects, brushing aside Democratic assertions that the program lacked necessary guardrails, was inappropriate and did more harm than good. SB12-124, sponsored in the House by Rep. B.J. Nikkel (R-Loveland), would increase the number of
April 5, 2012 (Denver) – A bipartisan bill to incentivize film and video game production in Colorado, bringing more good jobs to Colorado’s burgeoning creative industries passed the House Appropriations Committee this morning on a 10-3 vote. House Bill 1286 sponsored by House Democratic Leader Mark Ferrandino (D-Denver) and Rep. Tom Massey (R-Poncha Springs) incentivizes the
April 4, 2012 (Denver) – Rep. Crisanta Duran’s bill to invest money in workforce and entrepreneurial training for the unemployed passed the House today with a 48 to 16 vote. HB12-1272, sponsored by Rep. Duran (D-Denver) would invest $8 million in enhanced unemployment benefits for unemployed people who want workforce or entrepreneurial training. This bill would
April 2, 2012 (Denver) –A key component of House Democrats’ 2012 jobs agenda was signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper today. The Skills for Jobs Act, sponsored by Rep. Daniel Kagan (D-Englewood), bridges an information gap by directing the Department of Higher Education and the Department of Labor to develop workforce projections, using data already being collected.