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What Tax Code Changes Would You Like To See?

Senator Cory Gardner is looking for input from Coloradans on the changes they would like to see to the United States tax system. Gardner’s staff is currently taking suggestions on how the tax code could be simplified in order to promote Continue reading

Colorado Unemployment Rate Hits New Low

The Colorado Unemployment rate decreased again between March and April according to the Department of Labor, setting another record low for the State. The rate fell three tenths of a percent to 2.3%, which is the lowest the rate has been since the Continue reading

Wyoming To Look At Gender Wage Gap

Wyoming lawmakers want to know why the state has the largest discrepancy in pay between woman and men. According to US Census Bureau data, Wyoming ranked 51st of all the states and Washington, D.C., in equality of men’s and women’s wages, with Continue reading

Minimum Wage Measure Approved For Vote

MINIMUM WAGEA measure to increase the minimum wage in Colorado has received enough signatures to get on the November ballot. The proposed change would increase the minimum wage in the state to $12 an hour by 2020. The group responsible for putting the measure on the ballot, collected nearly 190,000 Continue reading

Colorado Minimum Wage

MINIMUM WAGEA group pushing to raise the minimum wage in Colorado believes they have the necessary signatures to get a measure on the November ballot. Colorado Families for a Fair Wage is hoping to boost the Colorado minimum wage to 12-dollars an hour by 2020. The group was to deliver the estimated 200-thousand petition Continue reading

Women Still Make Less Than Men

Equal pay has again become a hot topic at the Colorado Legislature after House Democrats last week announced more equal pay measures that they say address the inequality women feel in the workplace.  The bills would make it a requirement for a state contractor to pay women the same as men. It would also allow employees to openly discuss salary information without fear of retribution. Finally, the measures would ban employers from asking

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New Colorado Minimum Wage For 2016

MINIMUM WAGEEffective January 1st the Colorado Minimum Wage reflected the annual inflation adjustment and was raised to $8.31 per hour.  Tipped employees must earn a cash wage of at least $5.29 per hour.  The Colorado General Assembly also passed a bill last year that will increase salaries for Colorado Continue reading