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Under the Dome – Week 7

February 28, 2023

Highlights of the Week    Even with the General Assembly closed on Monday in observance of President’s Day, this week was another busy week under the dome. 389 bills have now been introduced and we know that many more are awaiting late bill approval. On Friday, the House had its first long day on the floor with…

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Under the Dome – Week 6

February 20, 2023

Highlights of the Week    The 2023 Legislative Session is officially one third of the way through as Friday marked the 40th day of a 120-day session. So far, 376 bills have been introduced – 210 in the House and 166 in the Senate. There are many late bills in the queue still to be introduced.    This week the Joint Budget Committee continued…

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Under the Dome – Week 5

February 13, 2023

Highlights of the Week    This week, the Joint Budget Committee introduced their supplemental package of bills in the Senate. These are the supplemental funding bills to align the 2022-23 state budget to the actual and current projections through the end of the fiscal year. Each department brings forward adjustments to align with caseload numbers and other changes. The supplemental package…

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Under the Dome Week 4

February 5, 2023

Highlights of the Week    Representative Kyle Brown was appointed to HD 12 on Saturday by a vacancy committee. He was sworn in on Wednesday and has been assigned to the House Heath and Insurance Committee, replacing Rep. Willford, and the House State, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. Rep. Brown previously served as the…

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Under the Dome – Week 3

January 29, 2023

This week was the first week that bills were heard in committees of reference. The committees also heard overview presentations from departments of interest to their topic areas. Given the number of new members (32) in the General Assembly, the focus on issue education from agencies has been greater than in years past. The Colorado Water…

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Douglas County 3rd Quarter 2022 Economic Development Report

January 29, 2023

The Douglas County 3rd Quarter 2022 Economic Development Report is now available here: A few highlights include: Sugarwish, a startup that began in a Denver home, is moving its headquarters to a new office space and fulfillment center in HighField Business Park near E-470 and Peoria Street. The company is also opening a second…

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Under the Dome – Week 2

January 23, 2023

Highlights of the Week On Monday, January 16th the Colorado General Assembly observed the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday after commemorating the holiday on the floor in both chambers last Friday. Tuesday, Governor Polis presented his State of the State address to a joint session of the General Assembly. Due to the weather on Tuesday…

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Colorado Employment Situation – December 2022

January 20, 2023

Colorado Employment Situation – December 2022   8,600 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in December;Unemployment Rate Declines to 3.3%     Household survey data According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point in December to 3.3 percent. The number of unemployed individuals dropped by 6,700 over the…

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Under the Dome – Week 1

January 17, 2023

Highlights of the Week    On Monday, the first session of the 74rd General Assembly was called to order. The 120-day legislative session must adjourn by midnight on Monday, May 8, 2023. Both chambers are held by Democratic majorities – the Senate is split 23-12 and the House 46-19.   Governor Jared Polis’s inauguration for…

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New Report Highlights Colorado’s Major Competitive Challenges: Affordability and Regulations

January 16, 2023

The Colorado Chamber today released a new report on Colorado’s competitive economic landscape and outlook in collaboration with Dietrich Partners, a nationally recognized Colorado-based business consulting firm. The study assesses the state’s overall business climate and the factors impacting company decisions to expand or contract operations in Colorado. In developing the report, Dietrich Partners conducted…

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