Guest Commentary: A public option health insurance program could cost Coloradans too much
“Last month the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing submitted to lawmakers a final proposal for a public option insurance program run by the state.”
The Denver Post: December 9, 2019, by Rob Hernandez and Scott McInnis
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OPINION | Polis admin’s public option: how NOT to expand health coverage
“The distinction seems obvious, but is so infrequently made that it is necessary every now and again to state it — that is, between ‘heath care’ and ‘health insurance.’”
Colorado Politics: October 24, 2019, by Kelly Sloan
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Chris Brown on a “public option” insurance plan in Colorado
630 KHOW, The Ross Kaminsky Show: October 14, 2019
“Here’s the important research report about the likely harmful impact of Democrats’ “public option” plan, and how it will likely do great damage to private health insurance in Colorado”
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Governor weighs in, for the better, on paid-leave proposals
“Having absorbed so many bullets last legislative session, it’s difficult for business owners in the state to recall the ones which were dodged.”
Colorado Politics: October 10, 2019, by Kelly Sloan
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Colorado health organizations split between praise and criticism for new public-option plan
“Some see the plan as promising, while others worry it will ‘significantly damage’ the health insurance market in the state.”
Denver Business Journal: October 8, 2019, by Jensen Werley
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Colorado officials reveal public option proposal during meeting with hospitals, providers
“Colorado health officials revealed the state’s proposal to develop a public health insurance option in Colorado.”
Fox 31/Channel 2: October 8, 2019, by Joe St. George
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Colorado public health care option could hurt economy, says business group’s report
“A public-insurance option could cost thousands of Colorado health care workers their jobs and harm the state’s economy, a study by a business-affiliated group says.”
Colorado Politics: September 12, 2019, by Caitlin Curley
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Study Assesses State Health Care Option Impact on Business
“A study was released today by a Colorado group called the REMI Partnership (Regional Economic Models, Inc.) that projects some of the possible impacts on business of the so-called public option for health care.”
Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce: September 10, 2019
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Growth-control measure passes in Lakewood
“Now that local voters have passed a 1% cap on growth in Lakewood, Question 200’s chief proponent, Cathy Kentner, says it’s time to prove those with doomsday warnings were completely wrong.”
Colorado Politics: July 3, 2019, by Joey Bunch
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Opponents blast proposed Lakewood growth cap, say it would scare away investment and increase home prices
“Proponents of the initiative say the cap will keep the cost of living in check, but business leaders say the opposite will occur.”
Denver Business Journal: June 12, 2019, by Andrew Dodson
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Lakewood growth initiative will be costly to taxpayers, says business group’s study
“A new study supported by a metro Denver business partnership says Lakewood’s July 2 ballot question to limit growth to 1% a year will lead to higher property taxes to pay for city services.”
Colorado Politics: June 11, 2019, by Joey Bunch
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Despite the defeat of Initiative 300, homelessness in Denver remains a top business concern
“The initiative, defeated this week, would have reversed the camping ban in Denver. But homelessness remains a problem for local businesses.”
Denver Business Journal: May 9, 2019, by Monica Vendituoli
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Denver’s controversial Initiative 300 fails in early election results
“The ‘Right to Survive’ initiative would have reversed the city’s camping ban.”
Denver Business Journal: May 7, 2019, by Monica Vendituoli
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Colorado business leaders gear up for next family-leave battle as sponsors pledge ‘homework up front’
“Sponsors of the bill turned it from a mandatory new program to a series of studies Wednesday.”
Denver Business Journal: April 25, 2019, by Ed Sealover
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Colorado Democratic senators pump brakes on paid family leave program
“Senators had concerns about whether the proposed paid family leave program could pay for itself”
The Colorado Independent: April 24, 2019, by John Herrick
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Colorado Senate Democrats shelve family leave program for study
“Faced with business opposition, Democrats behind a paid family leave proposal for Colorado have pulled the program to opt for a study.”
Colorado Politics: April 24, 2019, by Joey Bunch
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Business leaders cheer as sponsors put brakes on Colorado paid-family-leave bill
“The bill was seen originally as a slam dunk for Democrats, but the level of pushback was surprising to some more moderate members of the Senate caucus.”
Denver Business Journal: April 24, 2019, by Ed Sealover
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Major changes could be coming to Colorado paid-family-leave bill in vote Wednesday
“Sponsors scramble to assure skeptics of the soundness of the program as business groups pressure potential swing votes.”
Denver Business Journal: April 24, 2019, by Ed Sealover
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Polis expresses concerns about funding of Colorado’s proposed paid-family-leave program 
“Senate Bill 188 is expected to be debated Tuesday on the Senate floor.”
Denver Business Journal: April 23, 2019, by Ed Sealover
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New memo increases debate over potential insolvency of Colorado’s paid-family-leave program
“A bill to create the program is slated for debate on the Senate floor Thursday.”
Denver Business Journal: April 18, 2019, by Ed Sealover
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New report highlights financial risks of the FAMLI Leave bill
“A new report released today by the REMI Partnership analyzes the cost and risk of financial insolvency for Senate Bill 188, the paid family leave bill.”
The Colorado Chamber Blog: April 9, 2019
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Ross talks to CSPR Board Member Jack Graham about the FAMLI Leave Bill
The Ross Kaminsky Show, 630 KHOW: April 9, 2019
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New version of paid family leave proposal has employees paying more
“DENVER — A paid family leave bill is one the major pillars of Democratic agenda at the Colorado State Capitol this year. With fewer than 20 days to go in the session, lawmakers are re-writing the bill.”
Fox31: April 9, 2019, by Joe St. George
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Krista with Jack Graham, CSPR on SB 19-188 (FAMLI Leave Bill)
The Krista Kafer Show, 630 KHOW, April 9, 2019
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Bill to create state run insurance program to help employees
Buz Koelbel talks to Reporter Shaun Boyd
KCNC News4: April 9, 2019, by Shaun Boyd
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Paid family leave plan advances in Colorado Senate after rocky rollout
“The bill looks different after a crucial committee vote. Changes include a bigger employee contribution.”
The Denver Post: April 9, 2019, by Nic Garcia
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Business leaders speak out on Denver’s controversial Initiative 300
The ordinance would allow homeless camps, sparking fiery debate within the community.
Denver Business Journal: April 9, 2019, by Monica Vendituoli
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Questions surround Tuesday’s crucial vote on Colorado paid-family-leave bill
“As backers and opponents question each other’s numbers, a new study asks if funding assumptions are too conservative.”
Denver Business Journal: April 9, 2019 by Ed Sealover
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Senate Bill 181: REMI Study from CSPR
“Chris Brown, Director of Policy and Research at Common Sense Policy Roundtable (CSPR) joins us to talk about the latest REMI Study CSPR released on Senate Bill 181.”
Colorado Business Roundtable: April 2, 2019, by Alex Hopkins
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COVER STORY | Debate over Denver’s streets: As homelessness grips the city, voters ponder scrapping camping ban
“Denver voters are set to decide a groundbreaking referendum that would repeal the city’s ban on homeless camping and allow people to live on the street.”
Colorado Politics: April 2, 2019, by John C. Ensslin
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OPINION | Well-intended Initiative 300 will backfire on Denver’s homeless — and on the rest of us
“300 represents unprecedented and broad sweeping policy changes that will tangibly restrict our ability to deliver critical resources to homeless people and would have an immense impact on Denver and our state.”
Colorado Politics: March 29, 2019, by Sabrina Zunker and Jack Graham
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EDITORIAL: Denver Issue 300 leaves our homeless in the cold
“Denver’s deceptive “Right to Survive” Issue 300 threatens to harm the homeless, the state’s economy and some of Colorado’s finest urban spaces.”
The Gazette: March 26, 2019, by The Gazette editorial board
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EDITORIAL: Denver Issue 300 leaves our homeless in the cold
“Denver’s deceptive “Right to Survive” Issue 300 threatens to harm the homeless, the state’s economy and some of Colorado’s finest urban spaces.”
Colorado Politics: March 26, 2019, by The Gazette editorial board
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Krista talks to Walter “Buz” Koelbel Jr on Senate Bill 181 pending in CO GA
630 KHOW: March 25, 2019, Krista Kafer Show
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What will oil and gas reform mean for Colorado?
“Two scenarios: One of harmony, another of economic devastation”
The Journal: March 20, 2019, by Ryan Maye Handy
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New Colorado Regulatory Push Could Again Imperil State Jobs, Economy
“Though Colorado has set the gold standard for state regulation of natural gas and oil, some don’t think that’s enough.”
Energy API: March 20, 2019, by Mark Green
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Chris Brown, of the CSPR, on the economic impacts of SB-181 in Colorado
The team sits down with Chris Brown, director of policy & research at Common Sense Policy Roundtable, to discuss what the passage of SB-181 could mean for energy producers in Colorado and consumers around the country.
Institute for Energy Research: March 20, 2019
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What will oil and gas reform mean for Colorado?
Two scenarios: One of harmony, another of economic devastation
The Durango Herald: March 19, 2019, by Ryan Maye Handy
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Buz Koelbel with The Common Sense Policy Roundtable joins Ross Kaminsky
630 KHOW: March 18, 2019
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How would new regulations impact the oil and gas industry in Colorado? Here’s what we know.
One of the most debated points of the Colorado legislation is its economic impact, but both sides acknowledge they don’t know all the answers
The Colorado Sun: March 18, 2019, by John Frank
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Research & Commentary: Oil and Gas Regulation Overhaul Bill would have Deleterious Effect on Colorado Economy
Proposal Would Be De Facto Moratorium On All New Drilling Activity
The Heartland Institute: March 12, 2019, by Tim Benson
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New Study Analyzes the Cost of SB 19-181
New bill creates immense uncertainty and authorizes state and local policy that could have dramatic impact on the energy industry
REMI Partnership: March 12, 2019

‘This is a job killer’: Colorado oil and gas reform threatens to slow state economy, industry says
Outcry spreads as sweeping drilling reforms clear another committee.
Denver Business Journal: March 8, 2019, by Greg Avery
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Krista talks to Kristin Strohm, President of Common Sense Policy Roundtable
Kristin Strohm, President & CEO of the Common Sense Policy Roundtable joins Krista Kafer on 630 KHOW to discuss the latest REMI Partnership study, Denver Initiative 300: Impacts on the Homeless and Society by Granting Unimpeded Access to Public Space.
630 KHOW – Krista Kafer Show: March 7, 2019
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Elizabeth PeetzThe Ross Kaminsky Show, 630 KHOW
Elizabeth Peetz, Vice President of Government Affairs, Colorado Association of REALTORS® and a REMI Partner joined host Ross Kaminsky on his show to discuss the latest REMI study, Denver Initiative 300: Impacts on the Homeless and Society by Granting Unimpeded Access to Public Space.
iHeart Radio: March 4, 2019, 65:00-76:30
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Legislative assault on oil and gas would betray voters, devastate economy
“Last November, Coloradans voted decisively to reject Proposition 112, the ballot initiative that would have effectively ended new oil and gas development in the state.”
Colorado Politics: March 1, 2019, by Sarah MacQuiddy and Rich Werner
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Does Denver’s urban camping ban need to go? Voters decide this May
The Denver Channel: February 19, 2019
“Initiative 300 would reverse ban put in place in 2012”
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Carroll: We can help homeless without sacrificing public spaces
Denver Post: December 15, 2019, by Vincent Carroll
“The most important vote that Denver residents cast this year may not be for mayor. A better candidate is a ballot measure most voters probably haven’t even heard of yet: Initiative 300, which would overturn the city’s ordinance that outlaws camping in parks or on sidewalks, or setting up residence in a car.”
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