State Sen. Kevin Lundberg doesn’t sound very enchanted with plans House Republicans have recently floated to change the way the Legislature writes the state’s annual budget.
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Groups on both sides of the legislative battle over construction defects litigation expressed optimism this weekend that bipartisan legislation introduced late Friday could be a step toward resolving a problem that has frustrated lawmakers for years.
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. […]
A bipartisan group of legislators introduced a compromise bill late Friday aimed at encouraging developers to build condominium projects while preserving the right of homeowners to have their day in court.
State Rep. Paul Lundeen, R-Monument, wants to shorten Colorado’s legislative session and overhaul the way lawmakers approve annual budgets by doing away with the Joint Budget Committee and moving to biennial budgets.
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, […]
Supporters of a Republican-sponsored bill to require condominium owners and builders to submit claims alleging construction problems to arbitration howled with outrage Wednesday after Democratic House Speaker Crisanta Duran assigned the legislation to the House “kill committee.”
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 […]
The nation’s most generous grow-your-own marijuana laws came closer Monday to being curbed in Colorado, where the state House advanced a pair of bills aimed at cracking down on people who grow weed outside the commercial, taxed system. House Bill 17-1220 would set a statewide limit of 16 marijuana plants per house, down from a […]
House Republican leaders on Wednesday said the GOP caucus wants to “fundamentally change” the way the Legislature puts together the state’s annual budget, potentially by vastly diminishing the role of the powerful Joint Budget Committee and giving all the other committees more say.