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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Recently the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the 2015 and 2016 benchmark employment revisions. On a positive note the number of jobs added in 2015 was bumped up to 77,000. Through much of last year, BLS data pointed to job growth of about 69,000 workers in 2016. Unfortunately, the original estimates were significantly overstated and the number of jobs added was lowered to 56,400. While the ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Chamber, Political
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Highlights of the Week The first full week of the second half of the legislative session didn’t lack for excitement. On Monday, the House Education Committee considered two bills to address school suspension and expulsion policies that disproportionately affect African-American children, Latino boys, and children with disabilities. HB 1210 updates statute to offer better guidance for ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Under the Dome, Week 9 Highlights of the Week From start to finish, legislators tackled some of the most controversial topics this week. On Monday, the House Finance Committee met past midnight to hear from the proponents and opponents of two bills aimed to close the loophole that has allowed gray market marijuana in the state. The gray market for marijuana is considered marijuana that is legally ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Town & County News
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
BIG News! Lawmakers Introduce A Fix Late yesterday, Senate President Kevin Grantham and Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran introduced HB 1242, a long-term funding solution to answer our transportation needs. “Every county and city in Colorado will share in the benefits from this transportation package,” Speaker Duran said. “And we will insist on transparency and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Political, Town & County News, Economic, Press Release
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Under the Dome, Week 7 Highlights of the Week The legislature enjoyed a short week thanks to President’s Day weekend. It is the last break the legislature will see until Sine Die unless, as is tradition, the House and Senate take off Good Friday. Having just passed the 75-day mark of session, and a rumored 250 bills to still be introduced, it is promising to be busy. The House State ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Political
Monday, March 06, 2017
Highlights of the Week The House and Senate floor engaged in lengthier floor debate this week in an effort to clear out their lengthy calendars. In the House, the floor unanimously passed legislation that would give school districts the flexibility to determine if English language learners should take reading language assessments in their language of instruction or their native language. The ...read more
Categories: Economic, Chamber, Political
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
DCBA Bill Tracker: http://www.statebillinfo.com/SBI/index.cfm?fuseaction=Public.Dossier&id=22915&pk=619&style=pinstripe Highlights of the Week Another busy week at the Capitol wrapped up early Friday so legislators could make it home for a long President’s Day weekend. Each day saw committee meetings late into the night debating a host of issues. The week was bookended by ...read more
Categories: Business Tips Blog, Chamber, Political
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Captain Kevin Duffy from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received commendations by the Senate and House of Representatives. Published on February 21, 2017 in 2017, Breaking News & Personal and Public Safety At the Colorado State Capitol following presentation of commendations from the Colorado Senate and House of Representatives to Douglas County Sheriff Deputy Kevin Duffy for the ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Awards & Accolades, Political, Town & County News
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Arapahoe Community College (ACC) has accepted from the Castle Rock Town Council the investment of $3 million in infrastructure reimbursement to construct a Collaboration Campus. The campus will bring together education, business, and the community to create a unique resource for delivering seamless education and workforce training to Castle Rock. Educational partners Colorado State University ...read more
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