Bills target business climate change
In the next four months, legislators in the Colorado General Assembly will attempt to change that.
The assembly opened its 2013 session Jan. 9 and is to adjourn May 8. Among the scores of bills submitted during its opening days are some that lawmakers believe would improve Colorado's business climate.
The current climate isn't bad — a 2012 survey by CNBC ranked Colorado the fifth-best state in which to do business — but lawmakers in other states are working hard to gain ground on Colorado, including offering tax breaks and incentives Colorado cannot match.
"Surrounding states are doing infinitely more than we're doing," said Sen. Rollie Heath, the Democrat who represents Boulder and most of
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Rep. Randy Fischer, D-Fort Collins, and Sen. Gail Schwartz, D-Snowmass Village,