Weekly Update

Workforce Development Package to Engage Business

Last week, leaders of the Colorado General Assembly set aside partisan differences and rolled out a 10-bill package to tackle lingering unemployment and address lack of available workforce in certain sectors to assure the state’s economic resurgence remains strong. The package is focused upon getting Colorado’s businesses more involved in the process of producing Coloradans […]

Ballot for 2016 Shaping Up to Be Crowded

Colorado voters in November 2016 may be forced to read a ballot pamphlet as long and dense as a political science textbook.  While most attention is being payed towards the dramatic 2016 Presidential campaign, 2016 is also shaping up to be a very dramatic and crowded year for statewide ballot questions which tackle a host […]

Equal Pay and Family Leave Proposals Debated in the House

Under the leadership of Speaker Dickie Lee Hullinghorst, equal pay and family leave will receive considerable attention by House Democrats as a legislative priority for 2016.   They have introduced a package of bills this year designed to close the gap between how much women and minorities make compared to men and provide leave opportunities for […]

2016 LEGISLATIVE SESSION UNDERWAY

The first day of the 2016 Colorado Legislative Session is officially underway.  NCLA is leading the discussion on transportation funding and actively engaged on their priority legislative agenda which encompass critical issues affecting the northern Colorado business community including water, workforce and energy. The first week of the legislative session is traditionally reserved for the […]

Resource Materials Now Available From 2015 Regional Issues Summit

On Friday, December 11, the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance and Leadership Northern Colorado hosted the annual Regional Issues Summit. The 2015 Regional Issues Summit brought attention to some of the larger issues facing Northern Colorado. Key topics included in the Summit are: Regional Transportation Agenda, Water, Energy and Workers.  For presentation materials and event recap […]

NCLA to Lead Legislative Effort to Fund I-25 North Expansion April 6, 2015

The NCLA, working with the legislative delegation from Northern Colorado, will introduce legislation next week which proposes to accelerate the funding and completion of the I-25 North Corridor and 30 other economically significant transportation projects across the state. Since last year, the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance and the Fix North I-25 Business Alliance, an organization […]

NCLA Board Heads to Denver to Talk Transportation with Northern Colorado Legislators

Relationships are the cornerstone of success in the legislative arena. NCLA has honored this reality since its inception in 1992 and continued to build and foster its relationships with members of the legislative delegation from northern Colorado over dinner last week. Members of the Board of Directors of the NCLA were joined by leaders of […]

Labor Issues Heating Up the Relative Calm for Business

2015 has seen a squaring off between business and labor on the full spectrum of philosophical approaches to workplace and employer relations. Numerous bills have been introduced in the 60-plus days of the 120-day session with several others anticipated in the coming weeks. Both sides of the aisles have taken up various labors issues with […]

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