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Colorado lawmakers abandon plan to offer $58 million in paid family and parental leave fee relief

Democratic leadership in the legislature says the bill was rejected so lawmakers can use the money set aside for the measure for other purposes

Business

Democrats’ plan to reduce Colorado’s paid family leave fees would last 6 months, cut premium rate by 0.09 percentage points

Jared Polis and Democrats, who are facing election year pressure over the rising cost of living, have set aside $157 million in the fiscal year 2022-23 budget for government fee relief. Critics say it won’t do much.

Politics and Government

With federal COVID sick leave gone, workers feel pressure to show up at work

Paid sick leave is an essential tool — like testing, masks and vaccines — in the effort to prevent COVID-19 infection and keep workplaces safe. Few states have programs. Colorado is one of them.

Health

Sen. Winter, Rep. Gray: It’s time for Congress to catch up to Colorado on paid family leave

We desperately need transformational change that will dismantle the economic barriers that have burdened working Americans for decades.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Coloradans voted to keep all of us healthy, safe and thriving

Opinion Columns

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.

Election 2020

Colorado election 2020 results: President, Senate, House and ballot questions

The latest Colorado election results reported in real-time in the top races on the ballot

Election 2020

Colorado 2020 election: A quick guide to the ballot questions on abortion, wolves, taxes, sick leave and more

The 11 statewide policy questions on the 2020 election ballot carry far-reaching implications for social and fiscal future of Colorado

Election 2020

Opinion: When you treat your employees like family, paid family leave is a necessity

Opinion Columns

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.

Politics and Government

Paid family, sick leave initiative makes Colorado ballot

The initiative calls for employers and their workers to pay into a fund that would allow workers to be paid while taking time off for medical reasons for themselves or family

Politics and Government

Colorado voters may face as many as 11 major questions on November ballot as initiative deadline arrives

Four questions are pending approval from the Colorado Secretary of State's Office, including a measure to create paid family and medical leave program and a state income tax cut

Politics and Government

Coronavirus bills push lobbying to record total in Colorado. Here’s a look at the big spenders.

Legislation to require paid sick leave for workers amid the pandemic drew intense lobbying in the final weeks before session ended in June, a Colorado Sun analysis shows.

Politics and Government

Colorado workers must be offered paid sick leave starting next year. Here’s what that means for you.

Senate Bill 205 also will require employers to provide two weeks of paid sick leave to people infected with coronavirus or who must care for a loved one who catches the disease

Politics and Government

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

Politics and Government

A conversation about what to expect when the Colorado legislature returns to the Capitol on Tuesday

A rundown of the top storylines, major legislation and how the lawmaking will look when Colorado lawmakers resume the 2020 session

Politics and Government

Dark money group drops $500,000 to help put a paid family leave initiative on November ballot

The latest state-level campaign finance reports show Democratic candidates and super PACs lead GOP rivals in legislative contests

Politics and Government

Health-related industries top Colorado lobbying spending so far, and it’s only expected to intensify

The coronavirus legislative hiatus changes the landscape and may shorten the session, but lobbying may still set record

Politics and Government

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.

Politics and Government