Economy

College athletes score a big win in U.S. Supreme Court in NCAA dispute

BY: - June 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that the National Collegiate Athletics Association cannot limit educational compensation to student athletes due to their amateur status. The 9-0 decision in NCAA v. Alston was delivered by Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, who said the college athletics body is not exempt from antitrust law. “Put […]

Boulder voters will see a question in November about whether to increase the city’s occupancy limit

BY: - June 18, 2021

A citizen-led initiative in Boulder that seeks to increase the number of people allowed to live under one roof has received the necessary signatures to appear on the November 2021 ballot. Bedrooms Are For People, a grassroots campaign led by Boulder residents, solicited the more than 3,500 digital signatures needed to legally qualify for citizen vote. […]

Colorado’s SNAP Employment and Training program gets a boost under new law

BY: - June 18, 2021

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed into law on Thursday a bill to boost the state’s employment and training program for residents who receive benefits from the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP), which provides a monthly stipend to help low-income households purchase food. “The COVID-19 pandemic has cost countless Coloradans their jobs, many of whom have […]

Sneak peek: Recommended solutions to Colorado’s affordable housing crisis

BY: - June 17, 2021

A coalition of housing experts across Colorado has been meeting remotely for the last eight months to brainstorm long-term strategies for alleviating the state’s affordable housing crisis. The Strategic Housing Working Group, convened by the state’s Department of Local Affairs, reviewed and workshopped preliminary recommendations during a public meeting on Thursday. Once the remaining kinks […]

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Mayors of U.S. cities plead for federal funds to alleviate housing crisis

BY: - June 16, 2021

WASHINGTON — The mayors of cities in Ohio, Montana and Arizona stressed the need for affordable housing to be included in any congressional infrastructure package during a Tuesday hearing before the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs Committee. Mayors Daniel Horrigan of Akron, Ohio, Cyndy Andrus of Bozeman, Mont., and Corey Woods of Tempe, […]

COMMENTARY

Meet the parent leaders behind Colorado’s biggest tax reform in decades

BY: - June 16, 2021

After a difficult year for working parents — during which 4 million working moms had to leave the workforce due to lack of child care — the recently completed Colorado legislative session brought some welcomed hope for working families. Out of several historic legislative victories, one of the biggest wins for low-income workers and families […]

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Restaurants, bars can skip paying state sales taxes through August under bill signed by Gov. Polis

BY: - June 14, 2021

Colorado’s bars and restaurants may have been slammed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but they’re about to get three months of additional relief from state sales taxes. House Bill 21-1265 — which Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, signed into law Monday — would extend sales tax relief that passed during the Colorado General Assembly’s December 2020 […]

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Colorado Republicans: Backlash over transportation fees could give GOP a shot in 2022

BY: - June 11, 2021

Republicans haven’t held power in the Colorado Senate since 2018, and not in the House since 2012. But they’re hoping what they perceive as new Democratic overreach into Coloradans’ lives, especially new transportation fees and “expanded bureaucracy,” will mean voters look to the GOP when filling out their ballots in 2022. Or perhaps the best […]

DeGette measure to undo Trump methane rollback advanced by House committee

BY: - June 10, 2021

The House Energy and Commerce Committee voted on Thursday to advance a resolution sponsored by Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette to nullify a Trump administration rollback of federal environmental regulations limiting methane emissions from oil and gas infrastructure. House Joint Resolution 34, introduced by DeGette in March, would invoke the Congressional Review Act to invalidate the […]

Colorado’s renters rights got a boost this legislative session, alongside a flood of affordable housing funding

BY: - June 10, 2021

In what will undoubtedly be a legislative session for the history books, Colorado state lawmakers this week approved a laundry list of new legal protections for renters and allocated millions in state and federal funds to help address the state’s affordable housing crisis, which worsened throughout the pandemic.  Senate Bill 21-173 permanently strengthens legal protections […]

Major ‘tax fairness’ overhaul passed by lawmakers, sent to governor’s desk

BY: - June 8, 2021

The Colorado House of Representatives gave final approval late Monday night to two bills comprising a wide-ranging overhaul of the state’s tax code, proposing a variety of new and expanded tax benefits for low-income workers and families while reducing or eliminating many tax credits for businesses and the rich. House Bills 21-1311 and 21-1312 were […]

States poised to allow college athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness

BY: - June 5, 2021

WASHINGTON — A seismic shift will rock college sports next month, when a handful of new state laws go into effect allowing student athletes to make money off their personal images.  It’s been against the rules governing collegiate sports for student athletes to make a profit off their name or image — a practice that’s […]