05/23/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado Companies Push, But Don't Cross Legal Boundaries By Having Employees Lobby Government

The feverish legislative agenda to balance the state budget in recent weeks has flushed out more desperate political strategies by private businesses to protect their turf.

From the soda industry to payday lenders, employers have mobilized their workers in the biggest turnout in years to try to lobby lawmakers against reversing tax credits and other measures.

Workers have written opposition letters, burned up the phone lines and shown up in force at the Capitol.

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