Business/Economy

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House Bill 1187: Why should state government get to spend more just because people work more?

A GOP-sponsored bill in the legislature would likely let state government keep more of your tax money whether it needs it or not.

By Linda Gorman · March 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, Linda Gorman, TABOR, Taxes
Soon Pak, who owns Dami Hospitality, which operates as the Star Motel in Denver, won her appeal against the Workers' Compensation Division after being ordered to pay $841,200 in fines for the time her company was without workers' compensation insurance.

Appeals court rejects excessive workers’ compensation fines

The court ordered the Division of Workers’ Compensation to recalculate the fine in accordance with the findings.

By Sherrie Peif · March 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, Gold Dome, Sherrie Peif, Top News
Bipartisan bill would allow home owners to store energy hassle free

Bipartisan bill would allow home owners to store energy hassle free

A bill that will make it more cost effective for Colorado residents to store energy on their property is headed for committee with some unusual alliances.

By Sherrie Peif · February 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Amy Oliver Cooke, Business/Economy, Economy, Energy, Environment, Featured, Politics, Sherrie Peif
File photo - Todd Shepherd

Colorado can do more to improve economic freedom

Politicians in Denver and at the local level should reduce corporate welfare spending that puts small businesses at a disadvantage, cut taxes and regulations, and shrink their government bureaucracies.

By Dean Stansel · December 20, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, Economy, Politics, Taxes
Mandating higher minimum wage bad for business, bad for low-skilled workers, bad for the economy

Mandating higher minimum wage bad for business, bad for low-skilled workers, bad for the economy

Amendment 70 does not, indeed it cannot, lead to increased prosperity for the State of Colorado. It will in fact hurt the very people it is intended to help.

By Paul T. Prentice, Ph.D. · October 19, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, Economy, Politics
Steyer alert: Business leaders sound the alarm over Colorado state legislature

Steyer alert: Business leaders sound the alarm over Colorado state legislature

With California billionaire Tom Steyer playing a huge role in down-ballot races, the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry says state legislative races are “the most critical thing for this election cycle.”

By Simon Lomax · October 1, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, Economy, Elections, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome, Politics
Beware unintended consequences of minimum wage hike

Beware unintended consequences of minimum wage hike

There’s no such thing as a free minimum wage. The effects include throwing some people out of work, who will then get the real minimum wage of zero.

By Ari Armstrong · August 19, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Ari Armstrong, Business/Economy, Economy, Elections
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Blake: Single-subject rule is too limiting

This year, the single-subject rule kept off the ballot a reasonable attempt to change the way Colorado draws congressional and legislative district maps after each decennial census.

By Peter Blake · August 17, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, Constitutional Law, Elections, Gold Dome, Legal, Peter Blake, Politics, TABOR, Taxes
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Blake: On the initiatives, just say ‘no’

Initiative No. 98: Automatically sending the state’s unaffiliated voters ballots of both major parties so they can vote for candidates in one or the other primary without joining, even temporarily, that party? That’s so… Millennial: Participation without commitment.

By Peter Blake · August 10, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, Economy, Elections, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome, Health Care, Legal, Politics, TABOR
Blake: The ‘classical liberalism’ of Bill Armstrong

Blake: The ‘classical liberalism’ of Bill Armstrong

“We must be scrupulous, always scrupulous, in our protection of the rights of those who disagree with us.”

By Peter Blake · July 15, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, Civil Liberties, Education, Free Speech, Peter Blake, Politics, Taxes