In 2011, Democrat Gov. John Hicknelooper vocally opposed a similar ballot measure that was up for a vote in Denver. When asked about the paid sick leave ballot measure, Hickenlooper said: ”If anything, it's going to cost jobs.” The ballot measure ended up failing in Denver 64 to 36 percent.
Kelly Maher, executive director of Compass Colorado’s released the following statement regarding Carroll’s latest antibusiness bill:
“This measure is not only a costly mandate on job creators, but it will cost the state thousands of jobs. Either Morgan Carroll doesn’t understand the way our economy works, or she doesn’t care. Regardless, she’s clearly not ready for primetime.”