Economic Fairness

Economic Fairness

We need to build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. A strong, 21st century economy is essential to Colorado’s future successes. When powered by competition, the US economy is at its best, providing innovative products at low prices for consumers, good-paying jobs for workers, and opportunities for entrepreneurs to create new and exciting businesses.

It’s essential that we stand up against the troubling wave of mergers and industry consolidation that have led to higher prices and lower quality offerings in many sectors. Consumers are facing price-fixing at the hands of companies who do not participate in a competitive market. Attorneys General play an important role1 in standing up to such deception. Entrepreneurs and consumers alike thrive when startups are supported, but increasing mergers have made it more difficult2 for small businesses and entrepreneurs to get off the ground.

The Internet has the potential to open up new opportunities for consumers and businesses alike. But fair competition requires the protection of net neutrality, an issue I have long championed. As Colorado’s Attorney General, I will fight for net neutrality. I will also stand up to irresponsible companies to fight for consumers and ensure that trustworthy business owners are not at an unfair disadvantage.

I have spent much of my legal career over the past twenty years fighting for competition, consumers, and entrepreneurs. As your next Attorney General, I will continue that fight by:
  • Working to bring reliable broadband to all parts of the state3, especially rural areas, to ensure that economic viability is location-independent. In order to have a 21st century economy, businesses everywhere need access to a fast network;
  • Protecting consumers4— especially young people — from the challenges of student debt, shady servicing, and collection malpractice. Read more about my commitment to consumer protection here5;
  • Defending Colorado’s workers. According to recent estimates,6 “wage theft” costs Colorado workers around $750 million per year. We need to fight to make sure that Colorado remains a leader in economic growth and innovation and to ensure that everyone has a fair shot to benefit from our success; and
  • Fighting for an economy and legal environment that supports entrepreneurs7 and eliminates barriers to entry for new businesses in our state. Colorado must be a leader in creating an environment that encourages investment and enables entrepreneurs to succeed.
I have spent much of my legal career over the past twenty years fighting for competition, consumers, and entrepreneurs. As your next Attorney General, I will continue that fight by:
  • Working to bring reliable broadband to all parts of the state3, especially rural areas, to ensure that economic viability is location-independent. In order to have a 21st century economy, businesses everywhere need access to a fast network;
  • Protecting consumers4— especially young people — from the challenges of student debt, shady servicing, and collection malpractice. Read more about my commitment to consumer protection here5;
  • Defending Colorado’s workers. According to recent estimates,6 “wage theft” costs Colorado workers around $750 million per year. We need to fight to make sure that Colorado remains a leader in economic growth and innovation and to ensure that everyone has a fair shot to benefit from our success; and
  • Fighting for an economy and legal environment that supports entrepreneurs7 and eliminates barriers to entry for new businesses in our state. Colorado must be a leader in creating an environment that encourages investment and enables entrepreneurs to succeed.
I have spent much of my legal career over the past twenty years fighting for competition, consumers, and entrepreneurs. As your next Attorney General, I will continue that fight by:
  • Working to bring reliable broadband to all parts of the state3, especially rural areas, to ensure that economic viability is location-independent. In order to have a 21st century economy, businesses everywhere need access to a fast network;
  • Protecting consumers4— especially young people — from the challenges of student debt, shady servicing, and collection malpractice. Read more about my commitment to consumer protection here5;
  • Defending Colorado’s workers. According to recent estimates,6“wage theft” costs Colorado workers around $750 million per year. We need to fight to make sure that Colorado remains a leader in economic growth and innovation and to ensure that everyone has a fair shot to benefit from our success; and
  • Fighting for an economy and legal environment that supports entrepreneurs7 and eliminates barriers to entry for new businesses in our state. Colorado must be a leader in creating an environment that encourages investment and enables entrepreneurs to succeed.