After hurriedly adjourning in mid-March as the COVID-19 crisis hit, the Colorado State Legislature reconvened last week for a short session to accomplish “mission critical” bills before they return to socially distancing.
On Friday, February 21, 2020, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce hosted a Community Impact Breakfast to discuss the Colorado public healthcare option. Last session, state lawmakers directed agencies to create a public health insurance option available to all Colorado residents. Industry leaders explained at this event how a public option works and implications for businesses, providers and consumers.
The Jefferson County Business Lobby — the united voice of JeffCo businesses at the Colorado State Capitol – has been busy analyzing and lobbying on several legislative proposals with an impact on our county. Below is an update on some of the most important bills the JCBL is lobbying in the first month of the legislative session.
(Above) Members of the Arvada Chamber Government Affairs Committee joined the Jefferson County Business Lobby’s Day at the Capitol 2019. By Jeff Weist, Jefferson County Business Lobby The Jefferson County Business Lobby is the united voice of JeffCo businesses at the Colorado State Capitol. We are a coalition of local chambers of commerce, business associations […]
On August 16, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce hosted Community Impact Breakfast, “Policy & Politics – A National View.” This robust conversation featured leaders in federal and local policy diving deep on a wide range of topics including marijuana banking, healthcare, immigration, aerospace and more. Congressman Ed Perlmutter provided opening remarks on key federal policy updates before joining the panel. Read a recap of the event, including our top five takeaways.
On Friday, May 17th, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce hosted a Community Impact Breakfast to discuss “Our Impression on the Session.” A panel including Scott Chase of Politicalworks, Senator Rachel Zenzinger for Colorado, State Representative Tracy Kraft-Tharp, Senator Brittany Pettersen, State Representative Monica Duran, and Senator Tammy Story provided an overview of the 2019 legislative session. “This was one of the most significant sessions in recent memory – especially for the business community,” said Scott Chase in his keynote overview. In the 2019 session, 598 bills were introduced, carrying major weight in matters related to business, employment and education.
The Arvada Chamber of Commerce is committed to being a champion for your business. One of the ways we do that is by tracking legislation that has an impact (positive and negative) on businesses. The conversation that leads to a decision is focused on what is in the best interest of our businesses today and […]
The 2018 Colorado General Assembly started in January with relatively low expectations for major accomplishments given split political control of the legislature in an election year. However, by the time the legislature adjourned last week, major legislation important to the JeffCo business community passed – even if some of those last minute deals took place […]
With just a week left in Colorado’s 2018 legislative session, many bills dealing with the priorities of the Jefferson County Business Lobby await resolution, but action on those are accelerating as the May 9th adjournment date looms. Maybe the most important example is transportation funding, a consistent topic in these JCBL updates. Both Republicans and […]
Colorado’s 2019 budget to spend new revenue on transportation, PERA reforms and K-12 Unlike the U.S. Congress, Colorado’s state legislature must pass a balanced budget each year, as required by our state Constitution. Two full weeks of each 16-week legislative session is spent debating the coming year’s state budget, a process the legislature just completed. […]