October 25, 2021

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Colorado Small Business Owner Sues State For Discrimination – CBS Denver

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(CBS4) – A high country business owner says Colorado’s grant to help businesses recover from the pandemic violates his constitutional rights by giving priority to minority-owned businesses. On Tuesday, a judge agreed.

In December of 2020, the General Assembly passed, and Gov. Jared Polis signed Senate Bill 20B-001, which allocated $4 million for COVID-19 relief payments to “minority-owned businesses,” but a small business owner challenged this program with a lawsuit forcing the General Assembly to revise law.

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The new law was revised so that it applies not just to “minority-owned businesses,” but to what the law refers to as “disproportionately-impacted businesses.”

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