Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Legislators decide to listen to small business

Uncertainty and anxiety over the economy was the common theme among just over a dozen small-business owners who gathered one afternoon last week at a local tavern in Conifer in Jefferson County to bend the ear of the GOP’s Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp, of Littleton. The casual get-together, hosted by the first-term lawmaker in his own district, was one of numerous business-and-jobs outreach efforts by members of both parties this fall to gauge public concerns about the economy.

After an hour and a half of discussion, Kopp said he heard them loud and clear.

“They said they need certainty. If they’re going to invest in their businesses, it all comes down to that,” said Kopp.

Kopp said he’s been canvassing his district’s business community to find out what they want done at the legislature.   More -

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