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Below is a list of upcoming Colorado Concern events.  Click here for more information or to register to attend events.

Monday, January 18, Colorado Concern Membership Luncheon with US Senator Cory Gardner, hosted by Larry Mizel
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Four Seasons Denver Penthouse, 1111 14th Street

Tuesday, February 2, Colorado Concern Membership Networking Luncheon on the Single Payer Ballot Issue, hosted by David McReynolds
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, 410 17th Street, 21st Floor

Thursday, March 3, Colorado Concern Clean Power Plan Breakfast with Patrick Mooney, Mike McInnes & David Eves, hosted by Barry Hirschfeld & Steve Farber
7:30 to 9:00 a.m., Colorado Concern, 140 E. 19th Avenue, Suite 400


Colorado Concern Board of Directors

Blair Richardson


John Ikard


Mike Kopp

(Executive Director)

Steve Farber

Tim Gill

Pat Hamill

A. Barry Hirschfeld 

Bill Hybl

Walter Isenberg

David McReynolds

Larry A. Mizel 

Chip Rimer

Dan Ritchie 

Rick Sapkin

Sylvia Young 

Colorado Concern today issued a press release on the opening day of the 2016 state legislative session.  The text of that release follows:

(Denver) -- Mike Kopp, executive director of Colorado Concern today issued the following statement on the opening of the 2016 legislative session at the State Capitol:

 "Congratulations to all four caucus leaders for starting the session today on an optimistic note, focused on working together to address long-standing unresolved issues that are vital to Colorado's economic future.

"One of the keys to keeping Colorado's economy growing and vibrant - and continuing to be a magnet for millennials who are flocking here from around the country - is to offer these young workers a broader array of housing choices.   Today, Colorado's antiquated construction defects law have virtually eliminated an important product for first-time home buyers: attainable condominiums.
"Mayors and City Councils have taken the lead to modernize these laws in local communities, and 2016 is the perfect time for the state to follow their lead and solve this serious problem statewide.

"We're all proud that companies are locating in Colorado, and attracting high-quality workers.  But we want them to stay here, build their lives and raise their families.  A great way to achieve that is to ensure that these men and women have the ability to buy a first home.  Repairing the construction defects law is absolutely essential to open the door to homeownership." 

Dan Ritchie
Denver Post: January 3
Features Dan Ritchie 

Kelly Brough
Colorado Statesman: January 6
Features Kelly Brough
Denver Post: January 11
Features Walter Isenberg
Colorado Concern News Clips
Colorado Springs Gazette: January 6        
Lawmakers prep for TABOR, tort reform fights
Colorado Springs Gazette: January 6
Koch political group AFP wants lawmakers to sign TABOR pledge
Denver Post: January 7
Yet more trouble for Colorado budget
Denver Post: January 8
The Durango Herald: January 12
Development/Real Estate
Denver housing market has record year in 2015 but cools in final weeks
Denver Post: January 6
Denver Business Journal: January 11
The Denver Post: January 12
Economy/Economic Development
U.S. Economy Added A Robust 292,000 Jobs In December
CPR: January 8
Aurora Sentinel: January 4
Complete Colorado: January 8
Denver Business Journal: January 10
Colorado Public Radio: January 10
Disparities deepen in school fundraising power
Denver Post: January 11
The Denver Post: December 31
The Colorado Independent: January 1
Colorado Public Radio: January 4
Colorado Springs Gazette: January 4
The Denver Post: January 4
Denver Business Journal: January 5
Complete Colorado: January 5
KRCC: January 6
The Colorado Statesman: January 7
Colorado Public Radio: January 8
CBS: January 8
Denver Business Journal: January 8
KTAR: January 9
The Colorado Statesman: January 10
The Denver Post: January 10
The Denver Post: January 10
The Denver Post: January 10
The Colorado Statesman: January 10
Colorado Public Radio: January 10
Colorado brings back its earned income tax credit
Denver Post: January 12
Denver Business Journal: January 12
Denver Business Journal: January 7
The Denver Post: January 9
Environmental Groups Eye Federal Coal Lease Case In Colorado
CPR: January 11
EPA's own scientists disagree with its ruling that fracking is safe
Denver Post: January 11
General Business
Denver Business Journal: January 6
The Future of the National Western Center
Denver Post: January 7
Health Care
Denver Business Journal: January 6
GOP leaders say no interest in moving hospital provider fee from TABOR
Denver Post: January 6
Denver Business Journal: January 7
Colorado health co-op's shutdown leaving many uninsured
Denver Post: January 7
The Denver Post: January 7, 2016
Washington Times: January 7
The Denver Post: January 10
Judge tosses Denver marijuana credit union's suit for federal approval
Denver Post: January 6
Denver Post: January 11
Denver Post: January 8
Denver Business Journal: January 8
Denver Post: January 11