A frequent topic for me is funding for transportation. With the Legislature in session, we believe it should pursue a four-pillar integrated strategy including:
make a long-term commitment to transportation, especially roads, from the General Fund to the tune of $300M to $500M per year;
increase fees on electric and low-emission vehicles. They are not paying the gas tax but they are using the road. Level that up.
refer a measure to the fall ballot asking voters to consider a modest in...
As expected, the issue of paid leave for family and medical reasons is being discussed again this year in the state legislature, though no bill has been introduced.
Last year Senate Bill 19-188 called for the creation of a major state entitlement program. It would have been a state operated insurance program called the Family Medical Leave Insurance Program or FAMLI for short. The law would have required businesses and workers to pay into a state-run fund. As proposed, this would have been re...
A study was released today by a Colorado group called the REMI Partnership (Regional Economic Models, Inc.) that projects some of the possible impacts on business of the so-called public option for health care.
The study is titled "Anticipating a State Health Care Option: Will Businesses Face Higher Costs or Will Quality & Access be Cut?”.
It was done in response to HB 19-1004, which was passed during the 2019 session of the Colorado General Assembly. Without much analysis, the bill ...
Last week McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), the business and economics research arm of McKinsey, published a new report titled The future of work in America: People and places, today and tomorrow and Northern Colorado shows well.
MGI analyzed more than 3,000 counties and 315 cities in the United States and found they are on sharply different paths. They state “The health of local economies today will affect their ability to adapt and thrive in the face of the changes that lie ahead. The tr...
State Senate Bill 19-188, the Family and Medical Leave Insurance program (FAMLI), was defeated for this year. After running into a massive buzz saw of opposition from the business community in Colorado, sponsors did a ‘strike below’ to eliminate the original language of the bill and replaced it with a study on paid family leave.
The FAMLI act would have created a mandatory program to provide a partial wage replacement of up to $1,000 weekly to eligible individuals who take leave from work...
As I write this on Tuesday afternoon, a bill is being discussed in a state legislative committee that would add a major new mandate on employers and employees.
Senate Bill 188, known as the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program or FAMLI. SB 188, would create a government-run employee leave program funded with a payroll tax on Colorado employers and employees. While paid leave is a desirable benefit, we do not support mandating an inflexible one-size-fits-all on Colorado employers.
As you probably know by now, the State of Colorado is changing its regulations on sales tax collections and submissions effective December 1, 2018.
Previously, we have encouraged members to attend the Department of Revenue (DOR) seminars and webinars on the issue to get up to speed. Tomorrow the DOR is holding such a webinar. You can find more information by clicking here or just doing a search.
As a quick refresher, in June the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in South Dakota vs. Wayfair Inc. tha...
Hey, looking forward to seeing you shortly! I always enjoy time with you, even your "be a little nicer to government" lectures.
So here’s my list. Like last year, there’s nothing on it for me. I’m actually "divesting stranded assets," i.e., getting rid of junk from closets and the basement. But there are others in need, so maybe you can help.