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Jobs and economic security The Denver Post: Denver voters reject sick-pay mandate by 2-1 margin Initiative 300 would have required Denver businesses to give workers one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours of work, with the amount capped at nine sick days annually for companies with 10 or more employees and five sick days annually for smaller businesses. Erin Bennett, a spokeswoman for the Campaign for a Healthy Denver, told the watch-party crowd at Chances Grill: "We feel that the people of Denver have lost today." Also: The Colorado Independent: Denver sick leave measure loses big
Health care Colorado Springs Gazette: Memorial bids to be made public in early December The public will get the chance to question companies bidding to lease Memorial Health System in early December, if a proposal from the chair of the task force running the lease process is adopted.
Health Policy Solutions: It was a CLASS act It's hard to reframe an issue, particularly when it's become partisan, but we have to figure out a way to confront the reality of our long-term care needs, despite the recent suspension of the federal CLASS Act. Editor's note: The piece is written by Colorado Center on Law and Policy Health Care Program Director Elisabeth Arenales.