The first week of the legislative session is always full of pomp and circumstance. Legislative leaders from both bodies provide opening day remarks in an effort to establish their parties' agendas and set the tone for the 120 days to follow. Also, the Governor takes the podium in the House chambers to provide his State of the State Address - a review of the year past and a vision of legislative priorities - to a joint session of the state's elected and appointed leaders, as well as to honored guests.
Themes emerge in these remarks, and in 2014 there was an acknowledgement of the recent heartbreak and challenges brought forth through both man-made and natural disasters, but also a nod to the strength of Coloradans and their unwavering commitment to each other, and our state's future. Additionally, strengthening our business climate and ensuring job growth remains a key initiative of both parties.
For a full review of our elected leaders' remarks, please click on the links below:
At the end of the first week of legislative activity, 165 bills had been introduced. Click here for a real-time list of those of interest or impact to the business community. Should you have questions about a specific piece of legislation or policy issue, please do not hesitate to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colorado Concern Legislative Tracking
Click hereto find out what legislation Colorado Concern is tracking. The report includes links to bill text, sponsors, Colorado Concern's positions, bill status, and additional notes.
Below is information on upcoming Colorado Concern events.
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January 27: Colorado Concern Membership Networking Lunch with Guest Speaker Colorado Senate President Morgan Carroll Co-hosted by Pat Hamill and Sylvia Young
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Colorado Concern, 140 East 19th Avenue, Suite 400. This lunch is currently full. Please email Paige to be added to the waiting list at email@example.com.