Colorado Democrats postpone paid family leave effort until 2020, opt for study after mounting pressure against billBy Jesse Paul Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
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