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Opinion: Paid leave prevents child maltreatment: It is time to strengthen all Colorado families

Colorado prospers when our kids thrive. They are our future workforce, leaders and community members. No matter where they live in our state — the plains, mountains, rural areas or urban centers — children need high-quality support for development and every parent struggles. It is the degree to which we struggle and who we rely […]

Posted inNews, Politics and Government

Split among Democrats on two major issues comes as Colorado’s legislative session heads into final sprint

Democrat-on-Democrat pushback on two of the party’s major pieces of legislation at the Colorado Capitol this year has delayed the measures ahead of the sprint toward the finish of the 2019 session. A priority bill that would create a state-run parental and family leave program impacting every Colorado employer and employee was temporarily shelved Tuesday […]

Posted inBusiness, News, Politics and Government

Battle with business heats up over Colorado Democrats’ family-leave proposal

Democrats who want paid maternity and medical leave for all Colorado workers have met behind the scenes for months with the state’s top business leaders in an attempt to temper opposition. It doesn’t appear to have worked. The legislation that would require all workers and employers to contribute to a family-leave fund cleared its first […]

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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.

When Christine Levi thinks about her “maternity leave” after having her baby girl, she starts to stress out all over again. Levi, who was working as a paralegal for a small, downtown Denver law firm, resumed work the same day she left the hospital. She had zero days of paid leave and thought that if […]