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May 2016 Legislative Update

May 2016 Legislative Update
The 120-day legislative session came to a close the middle of May.  Local headlines touted it as one of the most unproductive sessions in recent history.  Indeed, a number of bills we had anticipated were never introduced and few of the bills we had been monitoring made it to the Governor’s desk. This session resulted in a big change to Colorado liquor law with the passage of SB16-197 which phases...
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Subcontractor Claims v US Part II

Subcontractor Claims v US Part II
When a subcontractor would like to file suit against the U.S. government, what procedures must the subcontractor follow, and what obstacles will it face?  What follows is Part II of a two part discussion of both the procedural requirements and obstacles a subcontractor must consider when it evaluates a potential suit against the federal government. In Part I we presented the scenario that you entered into a contract with Contractor...
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March 2016 Legislative Update

March 2016 Legislative Update
With approximately 40 days left until sine die , there have been 402 bills introduced into the House and 173 introduced into the Senate for a total of 575 bills (so far).  106 bills have been postponed indefinitely.  The governor has signed 70 bills to date, including: Number Title Sponsors Summary HB 16-1017 Victim Impact Panel Appearances For DUI Rep. Pabon and Rep. Lawrence / Sen. Cooke and Sen. Johnston...
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To Stand Or Not To Stand

To Stand Or Not To Stand
To Stand or not to Stand? Seems one of the latest questions about your health is related to work – to stand or not to stand?  That is the question!  I’ve tried standing desks and had mixed results.  I loved standing when I was at the agency I worked at for eight years.  It was a fast paced environment and I rarely had enough time to “sit” at my desk...
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Subcontractor Claims v US Part I

Subcontractor Claims v US Part I
A subcontractor must be especially wary of performing services on a government project where payment is delayed, where it appears that the prime contractor may not be financially stable, or where payments from the government to the prime contractor cease or are in dispute. A subcontractor cannot count on being able to resort to filing a lien or direct claim against the government. When a subcontractor would like to file...
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