Colorado Concern 

July 7, 2014

The Week in Review 
 
A main focus of Colorado Concern is to elect candidates to the Colorado General Assembly who understand and embrace sound business principles.  One of the tools we utilize in that effort is our Political Action Committee (PAC).  Current law allows the organization to designate up to $550 of your membership dues, over a two-year period, to contribute directly to state candidates or their leadership committees.  The maximum amount allowed for contribution to an individual each cycle is $400, and $550 to a leadership committee.  

This process of political giving is transparent and, as required, Colorado Concern reports the names of our members to the Secretary of State following the release of the checks to candidates. 
Should you have any questions, concerns or a legal prohibition on political giving in your business, please do not hesitate to contact me at (303) 860-1201 or tamra@coloradoconcern.com

Below is a list of legislative candidates who, during the current election cycle (December 2012-December 2014) have or will this summer, receive a PAC check from Colorado Concern:

Name

 

Running For

Party Affiliation

Friends of KC Becker

 

House

Democrat

Committee to Elect J. Paul Brown

 

House

Republican

Committee to Elect Tim Dore

 

House

Republican

Committee to Elect Cooke for CO SD 13

 

Senate

Republican

The Committee to Elect Brian DelGrosso

 

House

Republican

Committee to Elect Leroy Garcia

 

Senate

Democrat

Alec Garnett

 

House

Democrat

Citizens for Kevin Grantham

 

Senate

Republican

Committee to Elect Millie Hamner

 

House

Democrat

Bernie Herpin for Senate District 11

 

Senate

Republican

Chris Holbert for Senate

 

Senate

Republican

Jon Keyser for HD25

 

House

Republican

Committee to Elect Tracy Kraft-Tharp

 

House

Democrat

Jenise May for House District 30

 

House

Democrat

Dominic Moreno Political Action Committee

 

House

Democrat

Committee to Elect Clarice Navarro-Ratzlaff

 

House

Republican

Committee to Elect Brittany Pettersen

 

House

Democrat

Pabon Leadership Fund

 

House

Democrat

Friends of Bob Rankin

 

House

Republican

George Rivera for Senate

 

Senate

Republican

Committee to Elect Ray Scott

 

Senate

Republican

Committee to Elect Jerry Sonnenberg

 

Senate

Republican

Libby Szabo for HD 27

 

House

Republican

Kevin Van Winkle for Colorado

 

House

Republican


Warmly,
Tamra  
Tamra
Colorado Concern Upcoming Events

 

Below is information on upcoming Colorado Concern events. 

Click here for more information or to register to attend events.
 
Monday, July 28: Membership Networking Breakfast Hosted by Dan Ritchie 
7:30 to 9:00 a.m., Colorado Concern, 140 East 19th Avenue, Suite 400
 
Wednesday, August 20: Membership Networking Lunch Co-Hosted by Tim Gill and Barry Hirschfeld
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Colorado Concern, 140 East 19th Avenue, Suite 400
 
Thursday, September 25: Membership Networking Breakfast Co-Hosted by John Ikard and Blair Richardson
7:30 to 9:00 a.m., Colorado Concern, 140 East 19th Avenue, Suite 400
Members in the News 

 

LoDo's Alpine Bank names finalists in $100,000 business loan contest

Denver business Journal: July 1

Features Norm Franke

 

 

Lee McIntire set to step down as CH2M-Hill board chairman

Denver Post: July 2

Features Jacqueline Hinman/Lee McIntire

 

Kim Day  

Denver airport logs 3rd record-setting month for passenger traffic

Denver Post: July 3

Features Kim Day

 

Denver International Airport $25 million upgrade includes runways, LED lighting

Denver Business Journal: July 3

Features Kim Day


Colorado Concern News Clips

 

Development/Real Estate

Editorial: New legislation doesn't address urban renewal fairness

ReporterHerald: July 2

 

Denver apartment development boom intensifies

Denver Business Journal: July 2

 

Economy/Economic Development

US patent and trademark office opens in Denver

CPR: June 30

 

Law firms see big benefits from opening of new Denver Patent Office

Denver Post: June 30

 

Colorado small businesses added jobs again in June

Denver Business Journal: July 1

 

Stocks rise as surveys show stronger manufacturing

Denver Post: July 2

 

US employers added robust 288k jobs in June

Denver Post: July 3

 

Colorado business leaders confident for 11th straight quarter

Denver Post: July 3

 

Education

Group suing Colorado over $1 billion cut in school funding

Denver Post: June 30

 

Parents, school districts file lawsuit asking state to enforce Amendment 23

CPR: June 30

 

Opinion: Meyer: An inclusive charter school coming to Denver

Denver Post: June 30

 

Opinion: School reform is just another advertising campaign

Denver Post: July 2

 

Long summer and fall ahead for testing task force

Chalkbeat: July 3

 

Chalkbeat: NEA president warns current testing system 'will crumble'

Chalkbeat: July 3

 

Tuition costs soaring at five Colorado colleges

Denver Business Journal: July 3

 

Colorado gets one-year extension on federal policy waiver

Chalkbeat Colorado: July 4

 

Elections/Politics

Colorado governor's race going "Both Ways"

Denver Post: June 30

 

Hickenlooper's popular quirky image now under fire

Denver Post: June 30

 

Hickenlooper "looking forward," but focus remains on gun comments

Denver Post: June 30

 

Colorado GOP gov candidates say thanks to supporters, go Bob Beauprez and let's win

Denver Post: June 30

 

Tax money would have boosted Denver RNC bid, but officials not sorry

Denver Post: June 30

 

Several new Colorado laws go into effect Tuesday

KDVR:July 1

 

Udall website tracks Gardner's continuing support for personhood

The Colorado Independent: July 2

 

KERNS: Republicans take a pass on 'a Rocky Mountain high'

Washington Times: July 2

 

Hickenlooper fundraising passes $3 million mark

Denver Post: July 2

 

Initiative to increase number of Jefferson County commissioners doesn't get signatures

Denver Post: July 2

 

Bob Beauprez names Dougco commissioner as running mate

Denver Post: July 2

 

Colorado Senate: path to power lies with handful of races

The Denver Post: July 6

 

Energy

Hick: Chances of special session on oil, gas compromise less than 50%

Denver Post: June 30

 

Dueling letters show rift in Colorado's oil & gas industry over local control battle

Denver Business Journal: June 30

 

OPINION: Loveland fracking vote shows Colorado is a model for energy dialogue

Denver Post: June 30

 

Colorado Supreme Court approves local control of drilling ballot measures

The Denver Post: June 30

 

Anti-fracking vote mixed blessing for Colo. governor

Washington Times: June 30

 

In southern Colorado, advocates raise concerns over high utility rates

CPR: July 1

 

Colorado Supreme Court blocks environmental ballot proposal

Denver Business Journal: July 1

 

Colorado high court OKs ballot measures seeking local control of drilling

Denver Post: July 1

 

Colorado Supreme Court rejects challenges to Polis-backed oil & gas measures

Denver Business Journal: July 1

 

New York top court OKs local gas-drilling bans

Denver Post: July 1

 

Renewables within striking distance of being cost-competitive

CPR: July 2

 

17 Colorado homebuilders push for oil, gas local-control compromise

The Denver Post: July 3

 

On Colorado oil and gas, special session still the best bet

The Denver Post: July 6

 

Labor/Employment

New minimum-wage policy boosts some Centennial Ikea workers' pay 16%

Denver Post: June 30

 

Weld County, Dougco in top 3 nationwide for job growth

Denver Business Journal: July 1

 

Mountain states again lead nation for small business job gains

Denver Business Journal: July 2

 

Marijuana

Colorado detox facility sees 50% bump in pot DUIs

USA Today: June 30

 

Colorado recreational marijuana industry begins major transformation

Denver Post: July 1

 

Colorado regulators nudge marijuana edibles companies to smaller doses

Denver Post: July 1

 

IRS fines unbanked pot shops for paying fed

Denver Post: July 3

 

Unbanked marijuana business fights back against IRS

Denver Business Journal: July 3

 

Colorado six months after legalizing marijuana

Metrotimes: July 3

 

Taxes

Colorado Tax Spat Will Go to Supreme Court

Courthouse News Service: July 1

 

Denver software companies urge the city to change its tax stance

Denver Business Journal: July 2

 

Transportation

Husted: RTD boss Phil Washington on leadership, transit and teamwork

Denver Business Journal: June 30

 

Editorial: Involving the public in Colorado highway planning

Denver Post: June 30

 

Denver's 40th Avenue stretch reopens after major changes

Denver Post: July 1

 

Denver's RTD seeks corporate partners for naming rights, branding

Denver Post: July 2

 

Water

Water Lines: Water, democracy and private property rights

Glenwood Springs Post Independent: July 2

 

Colorado Supreme Court rules on water initiatives

Valley Courier: July 2

In This Issue
Article Headline
Upcoming Events

Colorado Concern in the News

News Clips

Dan Ritchie

Dan Ritchie is hosting a Membership Networking Breakfast July 28 from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at Colorado Concern.
Click here for details and to register.
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Colorado Concern Board of Directors

 

Pat Hamill

(Chairman)

Tamra Ward

(President and CEO)

Ted Brown

Steve Farber

Tim Gill

A. Barry Hirschfeld 

Bill Hybl

John Ikard

Walter Isenberg

David McReynolds

Larry A. Mizel 

Blair Richardson

Dan Ritchie 

Rick Sapkin
Sylvia Young