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Thursday, September 28, 2023

Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp’s Statement on Golombek Appointment

Today Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp issued the following statement on the appointment of Ellen Golombek as Executive Director of Department of Labor and Employment.

“Governor-elect Hickenlooper’s appointment to the Department of Labor may certainly take some of the air out of the bipartisan atmosphere he has promised to promote as Governor. His selection of a noted progressive activist and union boss in Ms. Golombek, certainly will raise plenty of eyebrows in Colorado’s business community. And for good reason.”

Just a few weeks ago at the Colorado Press Association the Governor-elect went to great lengths expressing a desire to be “pro-business” and to “do things differently.” Kopp said, “This appointment seems to be a complete reversal of that policy.”

“Nonetheless,” Kopp added, “Ms. Golombek will go through a senate confirmation process. Senators have the constitutional obligation to put to her the same critical questions that every Colorado employer will be asking: Will she promote policies that make it more costly or less costly for businesses to operate in Colorado? Will she be on the side of the bureaucracy or the taxpayer?”

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