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Legislation holds hope for small businesses

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Self-employed and micro-businesses are often overlooked by lawmakers when it comes to policy, but that might be about to change, according to this week’s update from the National Association for the Self Employed. The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, currently under consideration in the Senate, contains provisions designed to help America’s smallest businesses. The NASE… Continue Reading Legislation holds hope for small businesses

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A push to regulate the state’s medical marijuana dispensaries appears to be nearing the finish line. The Colorado Senate passed the proposed regulations in a 26-9 vote on Thursday, sending them back to the House to review changes made to the bill. The lack of controversial changes makes it likely that lawmakers will be able… Continue Reading Colo. Senate OKs state pot dispensary regulations

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DENVER (AP) – A Senate committee on Wednesday backed a proposal to start charging sales tax on soft drinks and candy but wants the tax repealed after three years. Sen. Paula Sandoval, D-Denver, voted with Republicans to repeal the 2.9 percent sales tax on soft drinks and soda after three years. It’s one of 13… Continue Reading Candy, direct mail bills head to full Senate

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   DENVER (AP) – In the face of vehement opposition from business leaders, Republican legislators will have a chance to develop an alternative proposal to $145 million in tax increases for companies in Colorado. A package of 13 bills is moving quickly through the legislature, despite opposition from business groups across the state, who claim… Continue Reading Fight over tax breaks moves to the Senate

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Senate to consider credit card reforms

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One-fifth of people with credit card debt pay an interest rate above 20 percent, according to the the Government Accountability Office That fact alone has led lawmakers to consider legislation that would impose tougher restrictions on credit card companies.The Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights would limit companies’ abilities to increase interest rates and use double-billing… Continue Reading Senate to consider credit card reforms

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