Quiet, Compromise and a Few Gains Permeated 2014 Session

For business, the 2014 Legislative Session presented itself as a year of relative quiet, unnecessary compromise, and some economic development gains.

2014 was the second year of a Democrat-controlled Colorado legislature.  2014, however, presented a wholly different political landscape for the Democrat majority.  A majority that was bruised by recall elections and a narrowing of the Senate majority margin to one-vote.  The result?  A more strategic and purposeful majority whose eyes were on the November elections and on maintaining and growing their vote margins.

From flood recovery, energy, and transportation funding to tax policy, labor, and economic development, the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance, meanwhile, actively engaged on those critical issues upon which the legislature deliberated for 120-days.  Below, we’ve provided a summary of key issues and policies which defined the 2014 Legislative Session for the NCLA.

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