Colorado’s family leave program currently only provides unpaid leave for certain workers who need to take time off from work to bond with a new child or to care for a seriously ill family member. However, many workers cannot afford to take extended unpaid leave, and some small employers are unable provide paid leave benefits to their employees for an extended period of time.
Colorado Outreach Manager, Hunter Railey testified before the state's Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs committee in support of HB18-1260, or the Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act. The Drug Price Transparency Act of 2018 would provide policymakers and individuals with a better understanding of what contributes to prescription drug prices, justifications for why these prices are rising so quickly and how they contribute to total healthcare spending.
Leslie Baer, the owner of Energy Intersections, LLC, an energy management consulting firm in Denver, testified before the state's Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee in support of the Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act. The legislation, HB18-1260 can help address the issue of high drug costs by increasing price transparency. It will provide small businesses with access to lower drug prices.
Small Business Majority submitted written testimony in support of Colorado's Drug Pricing Transparency Act of 2018. This bill will provide more information to individuals on changes in drug pricing and help to understand how drug prices constribute to total healthcare spending, information that will benefit Colorado's small business owners and self-employed individuals.
Howard Paul, owner of Howard Paul Photography in Denver, submitted written comments on Colorado's HB18-1260, a bill to create greater transparency in the pricing of drugs. Mr. Paul offered testimony on how the bill would impact the price of health insurance for small business owners.
Kelli Riley, owner of Riley Law, LLC, submitted written testimony in support of legislation pending in Colorado that would create a Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program. Ms. Riley's testimony discussed how difficult it is for small businesses to compete with the benefits packages of larger employers, and how a Secure Choice program in Colorado could help her company compete for top talent.
Small Business Majority Colorado Outreach Manager Hunter Railey testified in support of legislation that would create a Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program. Such a program would allow small business owners and employees to have access to a publicly-adminstered retirement savings program without encumbering the adminstrative and cost burdens of such programs.
Colorado Outreach Manager Hunter Railey testified in support of legislation that would create a paid family medical leave program in Colorado. The hearing was called by the Colorado Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee. Hunter's testimony explained how the proposed bill, the FAMLI Act, will benefit small businesses by lowering turnover, boosting productivty and enhancing employee morale.
Chia Basinger, owner of the Sweet Action Ice Cream shop in Denver, CO, testified before the state's Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs committee in support of Family Medical Leave Insurance Program (HB17-1001), or FAMLI Act. The bill would provide employees in Colorado with up to 12 weeks of paid leave per year after the birth of a child, to take time off for a personal injury or to care for a seriously ill family member.
Spills are an inevitable part of life for a mom with two toddlers, but Cara Brzezicki of Littleton, Colorado, needed a way to minimize messes after her sixth-month-old son’s favorite game became throwing his sippy cup on the floor.
After trying to no avail to find a product that would prevent her son’s cup from falling, Cara decided to take matters into her own hands. She bought a clamp from a hardware store, drilled a hole in it, attached a cord and hair tie, and the Sippie Clippie was born.