Lobbying spending sets new record in Colorado, as interests shift to influence Democratic-controlled Capitol
Business interests, associations, nonprofits and other groups spent more than $36.4 million on lobbyists in fiscal year 2019 to influence Colorado lawmakers and government agencies
The amended Colorado bill requires employees and employers to contribute on a 60%-40% basis to a state fund that, by fiscal year 2020-21, could reach $922 million
Split among Democrats on two major issues comes as Colorado’s legislative session heads into final sprint
The paid parental and family leave bill, as well as a measure to abolish Colorado’s death penalty, have been delayed by internal party concerns
Senate Bill 188 passed its first committee hearing Wednesday on a 3-2, party-line vote
Few Colorado workers get paid time off to care for a new baby or sick family member. Changing that is a key goal for Democrats.
The measure, shot down in 2018 by Republicans concerned about small businesses, returns for a fifth time