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  1. Sick-leave bill opens floodgates for complex late measures at Colorado Legislature
    There are just 23 days remaining in this session of the Colorado Legislature. So, of course, it seems appropriate that some of the most long-awaited and complicated bills are just now being introduced — with legislative leaders promising there are more to arrive in the coming days. For example, state Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, D-Commerce City, on Tuesday introduced his measure to set up a pooled sick-leave program for Colorado workers.  And then he acknowledged that the first hearing on the complex…
  2. Bill to change Colorado hard-cider distribution laws goes flat
    The “Hard Cider War of 2014” has ended almost before the first shot was fired. Anheuser Busch InBev and MillerCoors LLC, which make cider in other states, had asked state Rep. Dan Pabon, D-Denver, to run a bill making it easier for them to import those products to Colorado.  But after several weeks of conversations about his proposal, Pabon on Tuesday said the complexity of the issue was too much to tackle with less than a month left in the session, and he asked a committee to kill the bill.…
  3. Denver's Elitch Gardens going on a hiring spree
    If the roller coasters,  new ride and water park aren't enough to draw you to Denver's Elitch Gardens this season, maybe a summer job will. The Denver theme park Tuesday announced that it is looking to hire a good chunk of the more than 1,500 employees in needs for its 2014 season at an upcoming job fair. The fair will take place at the main gate entrance of the park at 2000 Elitch Circle on Sunday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Applicants must apply online before the fair “to help qualify…
  4. Join the social power hour: A live Twitter chat with Colorado's top social-media influencers
    If you want to dissect the minds of the best in the social business, here’s your chance. The Denver Business Journal is hosting a live, one-hour Q&A Twitter chat Thursday with Colorado’s top social-media influencers. It's pegged to our ongoing print and online series this week on "Wielding Social Influence" — Colorado's top executives and businesses for social media reach. > DBJ special report & cover story: Wielding social influence For the first 30 minutes, we’ll ask our influencers…
  5. Millennials trump baby boomers when it comes to finances
    The generation that popularized Amish beards and skinny jeans also takes a more disciplined approach to financial planning than their grandparents, according to a study published Tuesday by Northwestern Mutual. The 2014 Planning and Progress Study found that millennials — young adults who turned age 18 after 2000 — recognize the importance of saving and investing and tend to be more proactive about planning than their older counterparts. The study found a range of distinct attitudes and behaviors…