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Colorado Democrats unveil details of their coronavirus relief plans for the special legislative session

Statehouse Democrats on Sunday unveiled eight coronavirus relief bills they will prioritize during Colorado’s special legislative session, which begins Monday and will run at least three days.  The legislation, much of it bipartisan, includes direct payments to small businesses, tax forgiveness, grants for child care centers and money to expand broadband access.  The aid, which […]

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Defiant Colorado restaurants could lose licenses, Gov. Polis says

By Patty Nieberg, Associated Press/Report for America Gov. Jared Polis warned Tuesday that some Colorado restaurant owners who defy or ignore strict state health orders to stem spread of the coronavirus could lose their licenses to operate. Colorado’s restaurant sector has been hit hard during the pandemic, with many forced to close and thousands of […]

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Will Colorado’s special legislative session save restaurants? “Probably not,” industry leader says.

Beast and Bottle’s owners know they could never sell enough take-out chicken pot pies to reap the full benefit of a new sales tax relief proposal that Colorado lawmakers are serving up for next week’s special legislative session.  Under the coronavirus relief plan crafted by Democrats, restaurant owners would get to keep up to $2,000 […]