A Bigger Boost for Startups in CO Advanced Industries

May 3, 2017

(May 3) – The House voted this morning to approve Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp’s bill to extend and expand a program that is credited with creating nearly 700 good-paying jobs at Colorado high-tech startup companies since 2014. Current law allows tax credits of up to $50,000 to incentivize investment in bioscience, aerospace, advanced manufacturing, energy, electronics,

Esgar Bill Fostering Smooth Energy Transition Advances

April 27, 2017

(April 26) – A bill by Rep. Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo, to protect jobs for working people in Pueblo and around the state while reducing utility costs for Colorado ratepayers passed the House Transportation & Energy Committee this afternoon. HB17-1339, sponsored by Reps. Esgar and Chris Hansen, D-Denver, puts the bond market to work to help

Making Big Investments in CO More Attractive

April 27, 2017

(April 26) – Rep. Daneya Esgar’s bill to promote major business investments in Colorado, with a potentially huge impact on jobs and economic development in Pueblo, passed its first committee unanimously this afternoon. HB17-1356, sponsored by Rep. Esgar, D-Pueblo, with Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, would grant increased access to tax credits by large employers willing

A Real Chance to Compete

April 24, 2017

(April 24) – The House gave final approval today to a bill to break down one of the last bastions of unemployment in Colorado – former convicts who have paid their debt but are unable to get the job that would complete their reintegration into society. HB17-1305, sponsored by Reps. Mike Foote, D-Lafayette, and Jovan