Colorado voters approve creation of paid family leave program
Workers start paying into the statewide pool in 2023 and could apply for paid time off in 2024.
Proposition 118 explained: Paid-leave measure would give Colorado workers time off but cost big money
Critics say the initiative is a new payroll tax on already struggling businesses. Supporters say it will help small businesses compete.
Eight states have programs that give workers paid time off. Does that help or hurt Colorado’s chances?
Critics of the ballot measure point to huge government bureaucracies and mandated “taxes” in other states, but supporters say every program is solvent, successful.
Opinion: A strong paid family leave policy will help rebuild Colorado’s economy
Colorado lawmakers focus on essential workers amid coronavirus, push to make paid sick leave a right for all
Much like the debate on broader paid family leave earlier this session, Colorado business owners and organizations are opposed to new mandates
Coronavirus put an end to Colorado’s paid family leave bill. But there’s a lot more to the story.
Democratic lawmakers, who’ve failed for years to pass paid time off for illness and new babies, are calling it quits again in 2020. Instead, they’re throwing their weight behind a potential measure on the November ballot.
Unemployment claims skyrocket as thousands of Coloradans lose their jobs
Colorado's unemployment fund has enough to cover 18 months of unemployment pay -- but only in a regular recession. There’s concern the coronavirus will cause an extraordinary downturn and that the program is underfunded.
A plea by Colorado tech firms for a faster response to coronavirus goes national
The #StopTheSpread pledge has been signed by 1,200 tech executives who agree to change work policies, and support frontline workers to "flatten the curve" faster.
Paid family leave is a priority for Colorado Democrats. But 5 questions will make or break the effort.
Can Colorado policymakers find common ground this year on paid time off to have a baby or deal with an illness?
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
Opinion: Did Colorado Democrats overreach, or were they right on target?
Opinion: Social benefit programs, like paid family leave, may not be easy. But they’re worth it.
For many business groups, Colorado’s 2019 legislative session has been “very difficult” to navigate
Business interests breathed a sigh of relief after the paid family leave bill was turned into a study. But an equal pay measure they are concerned about is still up in the air
Here are the most-lobbied bills in Colorado’s 2019 legislative session. The list may surprise you.
The paid family leave bill drew the most lobbying attention through March, but other hot-button bills had less money spent to track them
Opinion: If we want to support women entrepreneurs, Colorado needs a paid family leave plan
Colorado Democrats postpone paid family leave effort until 2020, opt for study after mounting pressure against bill
Sen. Faith Winter, a Westminster Democrat who was pushing for Senate Bill 188, said that she was unable to pass the measure without making changes she felt “gutted the bill”
After overhaul, Colorado Democrats advance their ambitious family leave effort
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
Opinion: Paid leave prevents child maltreatment: It is time to strengthen all Colorado families
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