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Grantham: Don’t call new construction defects bill a ‘compromise’

Senate President Kevin Grantham, R-Cañon City, gamely smiles for a photograph while standing in front of a "Kong: Skull Island" display promoting the remake of the classic "King Kong" in the theater lobby prior to the premiere of "The Last Bill, a Senator's Story," a documentary produced by former state Sen. Linda Newell, D-Littleton, on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Littleton. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Senate President Kevin Grantham tossed some cold water this weekend on the bipartisan backslapping that greeted the introduction of a new bill aimed at resolving longstanding tensions over construction defects litigation policy and spurring moribund condominium construction across the state. “Don’t call it a compromise,” the Cañon City Republican told The Colorado Statesman on Saturday. […]

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Wist night-time tweeting that he’s upbeat on construction defects reform!

House Assistant Minority Leader Cole Wist, 2016.

State Rep. Cole Wist has got construction defects on the mind, understandably so. At midnight on Thursday, after a long day at the Legislature, including sitting on an hours-long committee hearing that concluded with lengthy and emotional testimony on the “Ralph Carr” bill meant to head off Trump-era encroachments on states rights and civil rights, […]

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House committee advances lump-sum payments bill for the wrongly convicted

Rep. Dan Pabon and Robert Dewey at the Capitol, March 14, 2017. (John Tomasic/The Colorado Independent)

Members of the House judiciary committee Tuesday voted unanimously in support of a bill that would see state compensation paid in a lump sum to wrongly convicted Coloradans, a change supporters argue helps newly freed prisoners without bank accounts and financial credit adjust to life beyond prison walls. Robert Dewey testified in favor of Senate […]

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