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January 12, 2018

Networking @ Noon:
Join us for Networking @ Noon next Wednesday, January 17 at Warehouse 25 Sixty-Five, Kitchen + Bar. Networking @ Noon is a great way for business professionals to make new connections, trade advice, all while enjoying a delicious meal. To register online, click here

Legislative Videoconferences Begin Next Tuesday:
The Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee will host the legislative session’s first videoconference next Tuesday, January 16 at 7:00 AM in the Chamber’s lower level conference room. The videoconferences give members of the Governmental Affairs Committee the opportunity to engage in real-time discussion with local state legislators. The conferences are free to attend and are open to Chamber members and non-members. 

Thank you to videoconference sponsor Charter Spectrum Business Services. To register for the conference online, click here.

Fix Colorado Roads Act:
The 2018 Legislative Session began Wednesday, and state legislators are already hard at work setting their agendas for the 120-day session. One of the first measures to be introduced was SB18-001, or the “Fix Colorado Roads Acts”. If passed the measure, introduced by Republican Senators Baumgardner and Cooke, would appear before voters on their 2018 ballots and would authorize the state to issue more transportation revenue anticipation notes (bonds), without an increase in taxes. To read the full bill text, click here

State of the State:
On Thursday, Governor Hickenlooper delivered his eighth and final State of the State address. In his address, Hickenlooper reflected on his past seven years in office and also outlined his agenda for his final term as Governor of Colorado. Hickenlooper spoke at length about the Gallagher Amendment and its affects on K-12 funding. Addressing the impacts of the Gallagher Amendment has long been on the top of the Governor’s agenda. For more information on the State of the State address, click here.

Catch the Bus!:
Don’t miss your chance to meet with Colorado State Legislators at the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce’s 25th annual Legislative Days, on February 22nd-23rd. The trip provides members with a unique opportunity to have their voices heard by state lawmakers, as well as a chance to be informed on this legislative session’s upcoming agenda. Registration is $375, and includes transportation, meals and lodging. To reserve your spot today, click here, or call 970-263-2919.

We would like to thank our Legislative Trip Sponsors:
Pinnacol Assurance 
Brady Trucking Inc.
Charter Spectrum Business Services
United Companies

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