In last week’s Business Journal, state Rep. Pete Lee asked business leaders to send him ideas for legislation for the next session of the General Assembly.
In the article, Lee asked business leaders to contact him with any ideas for legislation to help improve the state and local economy.
“If there’s a regulation that you consider needlessly burdensome, I want to hear about it,” he wrote. “If you encounter impediments to capital formation, benefits management or the hiring and training of workers, I ask you to contact me.
“If there are state laws or rules that run counter to sound business practices or you think have no redeeming social or economic value, let me know.
“If you want to propose tax incentives that would promote economic growth or attract companies to invest in Colorado or to complain about existing incentives that you think are missing their target, I’m all ears.
“Nothing is off the table. Our state government works best when the people who know best participate and are involved.”
The CSBJ is interested too – what do local business leaders think the General Assembly should focus on next session? Should lawmakers repeal troublesome regulations? Add tax incentives? How do you think the state government can best act in the interest of creating jobs and helping businesses succeed?
Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or comment below. We’ll gather suggestions for a story about business needs from the General Assembly, and pass the ideas along to Rep. Lee.