Payday Lenders Taking Smaller Bite Out of Coloradans

October 1, 2012

(Oct. 1) – Attorney General John Suthers’ office issued a report today showing that a law cracking down on the payday lending industry saved Coloradans nearly $100 million in 2011, the first full year that the law was in effect. HB10-1351, sponsored by Rep. Mark Ferrandino (D-Denver), extended the term of payday loans from about two

GOP Members: No New Help for Jeffco Fire Victims

September 25, 2012

(Sept. 25) – Republican members of the Lower North Fork Fire Commission voted today to oppose a proposal by Rep. Claire Levy (D-Boulder) to increase the sum of money available to victims of the Lower North Fork fire. The blaze happened in March when a Colorado Forest Service prescribed burn went out of control, destroying two

Revenue Forecasts Look Promising, Not Out of the Woods Yet

September 20, 2012

(Sept. 20) – The state government received news this morning that revenue forecasts show better-than-expected short-term growth in the Colorado economy. But the forecasts, presented to a hearing of the legislative Joint Budget Committee, echoed concerns of the June forecast that the state’s economic recovery will begin to slow. The state’s chief economist, Natalie Mullis, told

Singer’s Wage Theft Bill on National Agenda

September 18, 2012

(Sept. 18) – Rep. Jonathan Singer’s bill to crack down on wage theft has been cited by a local advocacy group and its national affiliates as part of a 10-point plan to strengthen the U.S. economy and rebuild America’s middle class. The bill was endorsed by FRESC, a Denver-based group that joined with more than 20 national