Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce CEO J.J. Ament said the greatest challenge facing the local economy is not the coronavirus.

Driving the news: It’s new laws being enacted at the Democratic-controlled state Capitol.

“Public policy is still the greatest risk to Colorado’s economy,” Ament said in an interview with Axios Denver.

Why it matters: The warning is aimed at state lawmakers who return to the Capitol next week for the start of the legislative session.