State of Colorado Archives: on Jobs

Jared Polis: Raise minimum wage, encourage profit sharing

As a progressive of course I support raising the minimum wage, family medical leave and ensuring that employers follow our laws; but we need fresh ideas to do more to address the rising income disparity and ensure that workers share in the value that they help create. My goal as Governor is to make Colorado first in the nation for companies that share their profits and success with their workers, just as I did with the companies I started.
Source: 2018 Colorado Gubernatorial website

Donna Lynne: Raise minimum wage, simplify licensing

I'm a strong supporter of raising the minimum wage and doing more to help hardworking Coloradans get ahead. One of my priorities is to make government services easier to access and navigate. We have moved more than a hundred professional license applications online, and reduced by 30% the amount of time it takes to complete these. This helps people spend less time in line, and more time building their business and supporting workers.
Source: 2018 Colorado Gubernatorial website Sep 15, 2017

Victor Mitchell: Teachers unions are about power not about helping teachers

He's also spoiling for a fight with teachers unions. Mitchell said he would weaken them by offering new teachers incentives not to join the union ("there can be any number of options available," including compensation). as well as curriculum flexibility, pay for performance and other education initiatives that Republican voters might love but Democratic legislators won't allow. "The unions don't want to give up any power, at the end of the day," Mitchell said.
Source: on 2018 Colorado Gubernatorial race Jun 13, 2017

Darryl Glenn: Repeal the federal minimum wage

Q: On Minimum Wage: Raise the federal minimum wage?

Bennet: Yes

Glenn: No. Would prefer to repeal it, but will settle for not raising it.

Q: On Economy: Support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?

Bennet: Supported 2010 stimulus but remains concerned about adverse effects of too much spending.

Glenn: No

Source: CampusElect Voter Guide to 2016 Colorado Senate race Oct 9, 2016

John Hickenlooper: Sustainable jobs are created by the private sector

Our top priority must be jobs. Sustainable jobs are created by the private sector. Our task must be to support that job growth, while also maintaining the highest ethical and environmental safeguards. Listening to Coloradans, understanding the vision that every county has for its economic future, is the first step. We need to unleash the entrepreneurial spirit that is alive in Colorado. The economic plan we are proposing is not a top-down, government mandated scheme. It's a bottom-up, community-based initiative that will reflect the priorities of your constituents. On my first day as your new governor, I signed executive orders designed to spur job creation, attract investors and cut red tape.
Source: 2011 Colorado State of the State Address Jan 13, 2011

Michael Bennet: Opposes Employee Free Choice Act & card-check

Buck also pressed Bennet to clarify his position on a union-organizing bill on which the Democrat has given only vague answers. Bennet said that he opposes the main thrust of the Employee Free Choice Act--allowing a majority of employees to form a union by signing a card instead of holding a secret ballot vote. "I think that the secret ballot rules shouldn't change," Bennet said. It was Bennet's most specific position to date on that bill, which has passed the House but stalled in the Senate.
Source: CBS-4-Denver coverage of 2010 Colorado Senate debate Oct 24, 2010

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