The minimum wage increase is only for city employees and city contractors. State law prohibits Denver from hiking wages citywide, like Seattle has done.
After running into hurdles ahead of the November 2018 election, the psilocybin decriminalization effort submitted twice the amount of signatures needed to get on the May ballot.
The mayor said the wage boost would affect about 2,500 city employees.
“While Denver International Airport is more successful than ever, DIA workers have been left behind,” says ballot measure proponent Adam Yalowitz.
Some nonprofit agencies, like Community Options in Montrose, are in a bind. Paying their workers more is straining their budget.
Here are some of the more notable laws that will go into effect Monday, after winning passage during the 2017 legislative session.
Some workers will see a bump in pay on New Year's Day in the second year of a law passed in 2016.
Many school districts don’t know how they’ll balance teaching and non-teaching payroll obligations in this new bottom-line reality.
On the 2016 ballot: Amendment 70 would raise Colorado's minimum wage from its current level of $8.31/hr to $12/hr by 2020.
CPR has been asking what a higher minimum wage mean for the state’s residents and businesses. We heard previously from employers.