2018 Legislative Recap

The Chamber identified key priorities for the 2018 legislative session, from expanding the uses for reclaimed water to promoting more workforce development opportunities for youth. Perhaps the biggest win came during the last week of the session, when legislators reached a compromise on Colorado PERA, the state employee’s retirement program – an issue that we … Read Post

Tackling Transportation

For the past five months our focus has been on advocating at the Capitol for our members. And, as we all know the ballot is another place that a lot of policy gets made in Colorado. The statewide transportation coalition we are part of will give voters the opportunity to address our woefully underfunded transportation … Read Post

Future of Transportation Closer Than We Think

Colorado is accelerating its plans to put technology in the driver’s seat to improve the state’s transportation system. That was the message from mobility and tech experts Rutt Bridges and Kellen Pucher (puns excluded) at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce’s State of the State presented by AT&T this afternoon. Here are four things we … Read Post

State of the State: Transportation in Focus

Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce leaders called for more transportation funding at its State of the State this afternoon. “Whether you were at the Capitol or you were in the community, ever single Coloradan was talking about the need to increase funding for transportation. But our concern as a Chamber is (Senate Bill 1) won’t … Read Post

Investing in Transportation

For several months, the Chamber has been working with a large coalition of partners from across the state to file language for a November ballot issue asking Coloradans to invest in our transportation infrastructure through an increase in sales tax. Why do we need to invest? Colorado has critical needs that have gone unmet for … Read Post

This Week in Policy

A Solution to Colorado’s $32 Billion Unfunded Pension Liability Passes House Finance Senate Bill 200 cleared more hurdles at the legislature this week when it passed out of the House Finance Committee on a vote of 10-3 Monday and yesterday passed out of House Appropriations. Addressing the state’s $32 billion unfunded pension liability is a … Read Post

Ensuring Every Coloradan Has a Voice

After a lot of work, our unaffiliated voters will for the first time in Colorado’s history be able to participate in the primary elections in June. Chamber members challenged us more than four years ago to get this done and helped lead the effort. Why do we care so deeply about this issue? For a … Read Post