Highlights of the Week This Wednesday the second session of the 73rd General Assembly was called to order. With the expiration of the emergency public health order, the legislature’s Joint Rule 44 is no longer in effect, which means the legislature is restricted to meeting for 120 consecutive days. This morning, the House and Senate commemorated Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, and they will return to floor and committee business next Tuesday. Next week’s schedule mostly includes the Joint Budget
Supreme Court blocks workplace vaccine-or-test mandate but upholds healthcare requirement https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/supreme-court-issues-stay-on-workplace-vaccine-mandate This is the rule on employers of 100 or more employees. I will send out more information as I get it. The Supreme Court blocked President Joe Biden's workplace vaccine-or-test mandate but upheld the Department of Health and Human Services requirement for certain healthcare workers.
The 73rd General Assembly of the state of Colorado reconvened for the second regular legislative session today, January 12th, 2022. The General Assembly is no longer under Joint Rule 44, therefore the clock will start today and run for 120 consecutive days! The Senators and Representatives remain the same as the 2021 legislative session with the exception of House District 42. Representative Dominique Jackson has been appointed to a federal position, Mandy Lindsay was elected on Jan. 10th through a vacancy
High level of community transmission and test positivity rates A dramatic surge of new COVID-19 cases has reached record high levels in the Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) area. According to TCHD data, 3,193 new cases were reported on Dec. 31 across the three counties we serve, the most on any single day since the start of the pandemic. All three counties have exceeded their all-time high 7-day incidence rates which were previously set in November 2020, with rates exceeding 1000/100,000 population in
Resources, Donations Made Available To Those Impacted By Boulder County Fires DENVER - Numerous resources are available to those impacted by the devastating wildfires across Boulder County. As well, several different sites are accepting donations for those impacted by the fires. The most effective way to support people impacted by the Boulder County fire is to donate money. Please see the following list of resources and donation sites: Resources For Those Impacted: Boulder County Community Wildfire
Minimum Wage. The statewide minimum wage is set to increase Jan. 1. The state will increase to $12.56 per hour. Unemployment Insurance. Right now, employers pay taxes on the first $13,600 of an employee’s wages a year. On Jan. 1, that number will increase from $13,600 to $17,000. Additionally, employers will see increases because of our state's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund (UITF) solvency issues. The state borrowed $1 billion from the federal government to continue paying unemployed workers after the
Today, the Castle Rock Chamber & the Douglas County Business Alliance (DCBA) sent letters to Governor Polis in support of reopening our local restaurants, asking for the Governor to strongly reconsider restrictions. While both the Chamber and DCBA acknowledge the devastating effects of the COVID -19 Pandemic on our state and recognize that difficult public health public restrictions need to be considered and adopted, the Chamber and DCBA feel the current Red Level restrictions are disproportionately
Dear Business Leaders, These unprecedented times have been challenging, to say the least. However, we’re proud of you for helping our community succeed, from donating meals to essential employees, to sewing masks, to simply sharing resources on social media. We are truly #CRCStrong. As we move forward, we know you are anxious to reopen your doors. To ensure the safety of our community and to help you navigate the new normal, we have created the Work Hard. Work