(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. […]
The 2018 session of Colorado’s state legislature has been a relatively slow one for major business issues so far, but that all changed this week when the state’s economists released their latest forecast for state tax revenue receipts. That number is important because most of the outstanding major issues left for Republican Senate and Democratic […]
The Jefferson County Business Lobby’s top priorities for 2018, as in years past, is increasing the state’s investment in our transportation infrastructure. Colorado is amassing a transportation investment deficit of nearly $1 billion each year, and we are spending half as much on transportation, on a per-person basis, as we did 25 years ago. While […]
The Colorado Legislature kicked off its 2018 session this week with broad bi-partisan agreement on the major challenges facing the state, but with little consensus on how to solve them. The Jefferson County Business Lobby was there for the opening ceremonies and will be advocating for the JeffCo business community throughout this intense 120 day […]