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Proposed sales tax increase could boost funding for transportation projects

A coalition of local leaders backed by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce wants voters to approve a sales tax increase on the November...

Metro Chamber of Commerce: Raise Denver sales tax to fund higher...

Today the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce officially threw its support behind the citywide ballot initiative to raise public funds for college scholarships. For the...

Campaign for paid sick days for Denver workers is picking up...

This week, Campaign for Healthy Denver activists, dressed in infectious disease masks, turned in 12,000 petition signatures for a ballot initiative that would give paid sick days to Denver workers. The group has collected three times the nearly 4000 signatures required and the Denver City Clerk now has 25 days to certify them.

The Denver Post’s ‘plot’ against ‘tax cuts’

Matt Drudge would be proud of the headline hovering today over Tim Hoover's story on the battle being waged over three tax-slashing initiatives headed...

Business leaders look to preempt move to suspend tax breaks

Denver business leaders are predictably pushed back this week against Gov. Bill Ritter's latest budget-cutting plan. Ritter has proposed adding $131.8 million to revenues by suspending business tax exemptions. The move would generate a little more than 10 percent of the estimated $1.02 billion missing in the budget. Ritter unveiled the budget-cut proposal on Friday. Metro Chamber of Commerce business executives voiced their opposition at a meeting Tuesday at the state capitol.

CSU board member Blake lobbies Bennet for his ‘community’ against unions

Influential CSU board member Joe Blake went to Washington this week to lobby Sen. Bennett to oppose the Employee Free Choice Act. Blake purports to be speaking for the state's "business community," of course, whatever that means. Do a majority of businesses belong to this community and endorse its lobbying efforts? Does the community include investors, owners, managers, workers? Who are the members of this community, exactly?

“Right To Work” Issue Not So Black And White For Attracting...

Facts are already floundering in a debate over a proposed change to Colorado's labor law, but the issue isn't so simple when it comes...