PPP small-business loan program deadline extended with Senate vote

Ruben Onsu

WASHINGTON – Thousands of small businesses scrambling to stay afloat as a result of COVID-19 are getting extra time to apply for low-interest loans. By a 92-7 margin, the Senate passed a bill Thursday extending until May 31 the deadline for Paycheck Protection Program applications. The popular Small Business Administration program was […]

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Could a new insurance-premium fee prevent Colorado’s next big natural disaster? Some lawmakers say yes.

When the Camp fire ripped through Paradise, California, in 2018, killing dozens of people and destroying hundreds of structures, Lisa Cutter knew her Colorado community could be next. The Democratic state representative’s district includes Evergreen and Conifer, two towns at risk of experiencing a devastating wildfire. “People in the wildlife […]