Under the Dome

Under the Dome: Governor Unveils Affordable Housing and Land Use Proposal

Priola, Marchman Pushed to Vote Against Transportation Sneak Attack The long awaited and much anticipated affordable housing bill, Senate Bill 23-213 was unveiled by Governor Jared Polis last week.  The NCLA will consider the over 100-page proposal during its board meeting this week.  The proposal outllines a series of statewide policy provisions including an overlay […]

Under the Dome – Transportation: Move to Undercut Rural and NoCo Presence; Future NoCo Road Projects Need Input

More bills introduced impacting business Last week, Senate Transportation Committee Chair, Senator Faith Winter (D-Broomfield), slipped an amendment into a House bill to change representation on the State Transportation Advisory Committee by making a complete change to how Colorado’s Transportation Planning Regions (TPRs) are defined and drawn.  The result would dramatically undercut northern Colorado and […]

Under the Dome: Tougher Air Quality Policy Concept Revealed

New Layer of Permitting Would be Imposted Upon Oil/Gas Sector On the heels of the EPA decision last summer to designate the Denver Metro Area and the North Front Range in “severe non-attainment” of their strict air quality standards, environmental organizations and progressive legislators have been crafting a measure to impose stronger emission restrictions and […]

Under the Dome: Fair Work Week Bill Stalled in First Committee

Market Undermining Affordable Housing Measures Looming In the face of strong business opposition, the onerous Fair Work Week measure stalled in its first committee last week.  After hours of testimony from supporters and opponents, action on the bill was delayed until a later date, signaling that sponsors of the measure do not have the votes […]

Under the Dome: Fair Work Week Bill Faces Strong Business Opposition

Measure Scheduled for First Committee Hearing; Call Your Legislator House Bill 1118, more recognizably known as the “Fair Work Week” bill, is facing strong opposition from the collective Colorado business community, including the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance.  The NCLA joins Chambers of Commerce across state, industry organizations and the NFIB in standing firmly against the […]

Governor’s Issue Mash Up

Affordable Housing and Water Crisis Leverage for Climate Agenda Leveraging against the crisis in affordable housing and water across Colorado, Governor Jared Polis will converge the issues with key agenda items driving his climate change agenda to usurp long standing local control of transportation, land use and growth. Expect to see one large bill proposal, […]

Welcome to the 74th General Assembly

Expanded Democratic Majority will Drive Legislative Agenda in 2023 The 2022 Election brought with it a significantly expanded Democrat majority at the statehouse.  Democrat leadership interpreted the outcome to a be a mandate of the policies they wrought in the last two years, not the resounding rubuke of the continuing presence of former President Donald […]

Under the Dome: The 2022 Legislative Session

An NCLA Debrief on Key Issues Affecting NoCo Business In an ever-evolving political landscape, the 2022 Legislative Session finally ended on May 11.  After three years of policy turmoil for Colorado’s business sector, the session offered a mixed bag of policy outcomes on the key issues affecting businesses in Northern Colorado.  In important areas, namely […]

Under the Dome: Northern Colorado Challenges CDOT Decision On North I-25

North I25 Coalition and Legislators sent letters to Governor Polis and the Transportation Commission to reconsider the Decision to Not Pursue IIJA Mega Grant Funding for North I25 The NCLA’s Fix North I-25 Business Alliance, the North I-25 Coalition and 16 State Legislators representing Larimer, Weld and Adams County sent letters this week to the Colorado […]

Under the Dome: EPA Moves To Place Air Quality Restrictions on Region

NCLA Weighs in on Fentanyl, Crime and Business EPA Shifts Region to “Severe” Non-Attainment StatusThe EPA has begun the formal process of moving the Denver Metro/North Front Range Non-Attainment Area to a “Severe” rating from “Serious”. When approved, the status will trigger a myriad of costly and more stringent air quality measures and requirements across […]


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