The United States is the only industrialized nation in the world that does not mandate access to paid family and medical leave (PFML) benefits. Simultaneously, nearly half of Americans live paycheck-to-paycheck and are unable to access two thousand dollars in the event of an emergency. On May 30, 2019 Senate Bill 19-188 (SB 19-188) was passed to prepare for the implementation of a paid family and medical leave program in Colorado by establishing a family and medical leave implementation task force, charged with providing a final recommendation on 16 factors, regarding a paid family and medical leave program for all employees in the state.
This memorandum provides an overview of programs that are designed to provide a boost to Colorado's economy, including incentivizing businesses to locate in Colorado, expand their Colorado-based workforce, or other wise grow their Colorado business operations.
This issue brief outlines the licensing requirements involved in the distribution and retail sales of alcohol for off-site consumption. It also provides an overview of which states permit alcohol sales in grocery stores.
In the midst of school closures across the state due to the COVID-19 outbreak, schools and state agencies are working to ensure that K-12 students continue to receive academic support. Legislative Council Staff is committed to providing members of the Colorado General Assembly and other stakeholders with resources on K-12 education matters that are essential to guiding and understanding state action, and supporting parents in ensuring their children's educational success during this time. This memorandum has been published to share resources created by state and national organizations focused on K-12 education, and will be updated as more resources become available.