Colorado Legislature Will Consider Wide Range of Employment Bills

DENVER, January 28, 2019 – Employment-related issues are a big priority for the Colorado Legislature this session. Specifically, lawmakers are poised to consider bills addressing paid family leave, state-supported retirement plans, gender pay equity and ban the box. With the Democrats in control of both legislative chambers and the governor’s office, some changes are likely. However, some bills will fail, particularly those with Republican-only sponsorship.

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Guest Commentary: Solving the heartbreaking mystery of Colorado’s growing maternal mortality

DENVER, February 15, 2019 – Four days after the birth of my first child, I waited in a hospital ER for seven hours with soaring blood pressure readings.

State Reps. Janet Buckner, D-Aurora, and Lois Landgraf, R-Fountain, have introduced House Bill 1122 to strengthen the Maternal Mortality Review Committee in Colorado. The bill passed unanimously out of the House Public Health Care and Human Services Committee on Wednesday.

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Dems plan family leave proposal

DENVER, February 4,2019 — They haven’t introduced it yet, but Democrats still are expected to bring a bill creating a family paid leave insurance program during this year’s legislative session.

Republican Reps. Lois Landgraf of Colorado Springs and Susan Beckman of Littleton introduced HB1058, a bill that would have created a special tax credit that employers who chose to provide paid family leave could claim against their income taxes.

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