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  • Colorado Congressional Delegation Urges Amazon to Choose Colorado for Second Headquarters
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, DC -- Today, Colorado’s congressional delegation sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos urging the company to select Colorado as the location of its second headquarters, citing the state’s highly skilled workforce and demonstrated commitment to providing an excellent quality of life. The Seattle-based tech giant has been engaged in a highly-publicized search for a second base of operations that could employ up to 50,000 people. A number of cities across the country are attempting to ... Read more

  • All Colorado Congress members to Jeff Bezos: Build Amazon HQ2 here
    Posted in In the News on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - It’s not every day that Colorado’s entire congressional delegation unites around one goal, but it happened Wednesday with the objective of landing Inc.’s massive second headquarters complex. Both of the state’s U.S. senators and all seven of its members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed a letter sent Wednesday to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, urging the e-commerce giant to pick Colorado as the site for its “Amazon HQ2.” “Colorado offers a highly skilled wo... Read more

  • Reaction to Trump tax plan split along party lines in Colorado
    Posted in In the News on September 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    President Donald Trump proposed sweeping tax cuts for individuals and businesses Wednesday that he said would create new jobs and invigorate America's international competitiveness. It won cautious approval from some Republican Colorado lawmakers but concerns from Democrats that it favors the wealthy. Trump said his tax reform proposal would be "simpler and more fair for everyday Americans." Highlights of the proposal include: - Eliminating most itemized tax deductions but retaining incentives f... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Republican Tax Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans released their tax reform framework: “I support comprehensive tax reform and have long-advocated for changes that will simplify our tax code and make it more fair for hardworking Coloradans. President Trump’s tax plan continues to be short on details but is not short on giveaways for corporate interests and the wealthiest Americans. What we do know from... Read more

  • Cyberinsurance is gaining steam for smaller businesses
    Posted in In the News on September 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Experts may debate the necessity of cyberinsurance, but smaller businesses are starting to buy these policies, which were once limited to large companies like Equifax. But there are many important differences between large and smaller companies when it comes to cyberinsurance needs. Large corporations are more likely to be targeted in hacks, buy coverage directly from insurers, and have their own legal, public relations, and technology expertise. Smaller companies are becoming cyberinsurance buy... Read more

  • The Trump administration has yet to fill some crucial federal posts for Colorado, the region
    Posted in In the News on September 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs

    Eight months into the Trump administration, a slate of top federal jobs in Colorado and the West remains unfilled — a hiring delay that touches everything from the environment to criminal justice and one which local leaders and activists said hampers their ability to work with the White House. Full-time administrators have yet to be installed in the Colorado regional offices of the Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Housing and Urban Development a... Read more

  • Perlmutter Helps Expand Opportunity for Community College Transfer Students
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Student Loan Debt

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) cosponsored the Reverse Transfer Efficiency Act of 2017 to help expand opportunity for community college transfer students. Through the “reverse transfer” process, students who transferred from a community college to a four-year-institution but haven’t completed a bachelor’s degree can apply those additional credits toward an associate’s degree. It’s estimated that about 30% of students who have transferred from a community college t... Read more

  • Breaking the Bank
    Posted in In the News on July 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    With dispensaries bringing in as much green as they ship out, it may come as a surprise that banks aren't ready to cash in on the booming industry. One of the problems posed by continual federal restrictions is that banks operating across the nation aren't willing to risk lawsuits by accepting money earned from a technically illegal activity. That means marijuana businesses usually find themselves with more cash than they can keep onsite, and without the services of a bank, that leads to less-se... Read more

  • Fueling the fire: Legislation proposed to make helicopters safer
    Posted in In the News on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Transportation

    Twenty months after 9Wants to Know started an investigation looking into antiquated helicopter fuel systems, members of Colorado’s congressional delegation appear ready to act on many of the investigation’s findings. Thursday, Rep. Jared Polis and Rep. Ed Perlmutter introduced what they’re calling the “Helicopter Fuel System Safety Act.” The legislation, an extension of previously proposed legislation, would require helicopter manufacturers to place crashworthy fuel systems onboard every newly b... Read more

  • Eleven Ways the Trump Administration May Try to Kill Legal Marijuana
    Posted in In the News on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Members of the Justice Department’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety have been ordered to "undertake a review of existing policies" regarding federal marijuana law enforcement, among other things. Their report is due on or before July 27, and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws believes the document may use as its template a list by a fellow at the ultra-conservative Heritage Foundation of eleven ways the administration of President Donald Trump can shut dow... Read more

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