House Dems Make Late Push for Jobs

April 11, 2012

April 11, 2012 (Denver) – House Democrats launched an 11th-hour attempt today to boost 2012 job creation in Colorado, introducing a series of budget amendments to fund programs that will fuel the state’s economy and connect Coloradans to good jobs. In the absence of any GOP effort to kick-start the state’s economy, House Democratic Leader

House GOP Votes to Expand Unproven Tax Giveaways

April 5, 2012

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

Film Incentives Program Funded

April 5, 2012

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

Duran’s Jobs Training Bill Passes House

April 4, 2012

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