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Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado faces $6.8 billion coronavirus hit to state budget in coming years, new forecast projects

The financial landscape is worse than Colorado lawmakers were expecting after preliminary estimates suggested an immediate budget shortfall between $2 billion and $3 billion in the next few years

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

More than 40% of Coloradans don’t have a retirement plan at work. The state seeks to change that.

The state-facilitated plan aims to better prepare adults for retirement plus offset future costs to care for an aging population. But extra steps have some employers decrying yet another mandate on business.