Colorado business facing uphill session in 2019

By Ed Sealover


Business bet big on the 2018 election. And, aside from the issue of oil-and-gas setbacks, it lost.

So, heading into the 2019 legislative session facing a Democratic-controlled General Assembly that it tried to stop, a new Democratic governor with whom it’s disagreed and a budget that contains no new transportation money that it had asked voters to approve, private-sector leaders are on the defensive. They are expecting the return of countless bills regulating the workplace, numerous efforts to rein in oil-and-gas drilling and a slew of different efforts to slow the rising costs of health care — quite a few of which they believe will have adverse impacts on employers.

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