Colorado lawmakers consider ambitious family leave bill, amendments
DENVER — Colorado lawmakers are considering an ambitious paid family leave bill Tuesday that's opposed by most major business chambers in part because their members would have to contribute to a state fund, even if they offer their own benefits. The state Senate Finance Committee will eye possible amendments to the bill that would create a state-run paid family and medical leave program so employees can take time off to care for newborns, themselves or others in medical and other emergencies without worrying about their jobs.