Tag Archives | Sen. Jack Tate

Another report card for the 2017 session: This time, lawmakers get a ‘B’

To the cheers of the business community and the jeers of the plaintiff’s bar, the Colorado Civil Justice League regularly champions public policies to rein in what it contends is excessive, costly litigation. Generally speaking, legislation at the Capitol that would make it easier to sue, or to reap larger damages awards, gets a thumbs-down from the advocacy […]

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Don’t care for your boss? Buy him out! … And now, the state will help

Colorado could see more success stories like Fort Collins’s New Belgium Brewing Co. — a 100 percent-employee-owned dynamo in our state’s booming craft-brew trade — with Gov. John Hickenlooper signing into law this week a bill to assist employee buyouts. The bipartisan House Bill 1214  — sponsored in the House by Denver Democratic state Rep. James Coleman, and in the upper chamber by […]

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Efforts to curb ‘lawsuit tax’ clear state Senate

Colorado tort reformers are cheering the progress of legislation to rein in a “lawsuit tax” they say drives excessive and costly litigation. Senate Bills 181, sponsored by Sen. Bob Gardner, R-Colorado Springs, and 191, sponsored by Sen. Jack Tate, R-Centennial, would tweak what the Colorado Civil Justice League calls, “obscure laws that drive up the cost of a lawsuit […]

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The business of the legislative GOP is (lightening the load on) business

You’d think “Silent Cal” Coolidge, having uttered so few memorable words during his presidency, would have been quoted accurately the few times he did say something noteworthy. Yet, historians tell us the 30th U.S. president’s most cited line — often rendered as, “The business of America is business” — is at best a mangled fragment taken way out of context. […]

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