A Look Back on the 2017 Legislative Session

When we look back at the last 120 days of the legislative session, a quote from President Eisenhower comes to mind: “People talk about the middle of the road as though it were unacceptable … Things are not all black and white. There have to be compromises. The middle of the road is all of … Read Post

This Week in Policy

Transportation Infrastructure Funding Bill Dies in the Senate Earlier this week the bipartisan-sponsored transportation infrastructure funding bill, identified by the Chamber as the statewide solution needed to address these challenges, met its end in the Senate Finance Committee. House Bill 1242, which would have referred a .5 percent sales tax increase to the November ballot … Read Post

This Week in Policy

Compromise Reached on Construction Defect Reform Work After many hours of negotiation, a compromise has been reached on House Bill 1279, a bipartisan effort that would require informed consent and a majority vote of owners before entering into litigation over a construction defect, two issues identified by the Chamber as crucial to addressing the lack … Read Post

This Week in Policy

Transportation Infrastructure Funding Passes Committee Earlier this week, our President and CEO Kelly Brough joined partners from across the state to testify in support of House Bill 1242, this time in the Senate Transportation Committee. The bill, which would refer a .5 percent sales and use tax increase for transportation infrastructure and mobility investment to … Read Post

This Week In Policy

Implementing the Colorado Water Plan This week the Chamber supported three bills that implement parts of the Colorado Water Plan—a first-of-its-kind document for the state to plan for Colorado’s future water needs. In 2015, before the water plan was finalized, the Chamber worked with the business community to outline five strategies to address water supply … Read Post

This Week In Policy

Second TABOR Reform Bill Introduced Another opportunity to address a years-long Chamber priority to free up general funds for education and transportation surfaced in the Senate this week. Senate Bill 267 would, among other things, move the hospital provider fee (HPF) to an enterprise fund, a solution we have advocated for over several sessions because … Read Post