Senators in Colorado succeeded in blocking adoption of a paid leave mandate in the Rocky Mountain state earlier this month as the Senate Finance Committee killed the Paid Family Leave Act for the year. Initially, the committee just tabled the measure to give sponsors enough time to draft amendments to make the proposal more palatable to business interests, but the changes they suggested did not pass muster from the business community.  Ultimately the committee killed the measure which would have granted employees up to 12 weeks of leave, with up to $1,000 a week in benefits, and funded it with a new 0.64% payroll tax equally split between the employer and the employee. Despite the defeat, proponents plan to study the effects of paid leave this year and bring a paid family leave proposal back in 2020.