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Keep it up - the House Finance Committee is voting TODAY

Wednesday, January 27, 2010   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Nikki Mill
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January 27th Update:

Please post/comment and react to the blow articles/blogs/pages.  Keep up the good work the House Finance Committee is voting today!!!   All Coloradans need to be concerned about what this bill means for our job growth and economic recovery.  Renewable Energy, Aerospace, Bioscience, Financial Services, Healthcare – and every other industry in our state -  all require software, and many Colorado companies develop and sell this critical software to run the pillars of our economy!   We know that companies across the state will all be impacted, and this bill will result in companies moving jobs OUT of Colorado!

Please blog, tweet, post, email or call key legislators and let them know this is bad for our economy and ill-advised!

Check out news already done, and add in your comments: Even if you just do one, you are participating and making a difference!

9 News Segment  

The Coloradoan

Denver Post

State Representative John Kefalas' Facebook page
(As a reminder, Representative Kafalas sponsored the successful bill in which CSIA was involved last spring to create a tax credit for angel investors, so we need to thank him again for that leadership, and ask him to support our position to NOT add more taxes to the very industry he sponsored legislation to help stimulate.)
Suggested Messaging: - Rep. Kefalas. Please see the vote NO today on the new software tax. This new tax will have a devastating impact on Colorado’s economy and job growth.

Seth Levine’s Blog

Please continue to contact the House Finance Committee Members:

Representative Joel Judd, Chair      
303.866.2925   repjoeljudd@joeljudd.com  

Representative Debbie Benefield, Vice Chair     
303.866.2950   debbie.benefield.house@state.co.us    

Representative Daniel Kagan     
303.866.2921   repkagan@gmail.com  

Representative John Kafalas      
303.866.4569   john.kefalas.house@state.co.us  
(As a reminder, Representative Kafalas sponsored the successful bill in which CSIA was involved last spring to create a tax credit for angel investors, so we need to thank him again for that leadership, and ask him to support our position to NOT add more taxes to the very industry he sponsored legislation to help stimulate.) 

Representative Jeanne Labuda   
303.866.2966   jeanne.labuda.house@state.co.us 

Representative Jerry Frangas     
303.866.2954   kjerry.frangas.house@state.co.us

Suggested Messaging:  Please feel free to make personal and express what this will do to you, your job, your company, your family.

In addition to the impact this new software tax will have on the technology industry if passed, all Coloradans need to be concerned about what this bill means for our job growth and economic recovery. This bill will raise taxes on ALL businesses in Colorado who use technology; your veterinarian, your favorite restaurant, your bakery, your hair salon, your telephone company, your cable company, your brewery, etc. This could stifle new job growth and cause existing/new jobs to go elsewhere. We’re encouraging supporters to visit our web site, coloradotechnology.org, for more information on how to ACT TODAY and contact their representative to tell them why this new tax will be devastating for Colorado’s economy.

All Coloradans need to be concerned about what this bill means for our job growth and economic recovery.  Renewable Energy, Aerospace, Bioscience all require software, and many Colorado companies develop and sell this critical software to run the pillars of our economy! 

 Please Also Thank Our Economic Development Champions for Colorado

Please also THANK Don Marostica, the state executive director of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade for his support and leadership for our industry – and for all of the work he is doing to CREATE jobs across the state.  He is a great champion on our behalf, as many other economic development leaders are, so during this campaign, he needs to know that we appreciate his support very much.  Please also thank Tom Clark, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation – and any other economic development leader in the state – and please let them know we appreciate their support to oppose this bill that would hurt jobs and Colorado’s economy.  Please let them know you are a member of the information technology industry, and we appreciate their leadership on behalf of our industry as well.

Don Marostica, Director, Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade
Main Office: 303.892.3840     Email: don.marostica@state.co,us

Tom Clark, Executive Vice President, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation
Office:  303-620-8029     Email:  tom.clark@den-chamber.org

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