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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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Senate committee OKs condo construction bill to require arbitration

State Sen. Owen Hill, R-Colorado Springs, discusses his Senate Bill 156, to require that condo associations use arbitration to settle disputes over construction defects before taking builders to court, at a rally on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, at the state Capitol. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

A Republican-sponsored bill to require condominium owners and builders to submit disputes over construction problems to arbitration or mediation passed its first hurdle Monday, winning bipartisan approval in a Senate committee. But opponents call the legislation’s central component a nonstarter and predict the bill will meet its demise in the Democratic-controlled House, despite plenty of […]

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Construction bill backers knock opponents for embracing arbitration in their own contracts

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Backers of Republican-sponsored legislation to steer construction defects complaints into arbitration are crying foul because opponents require the dispute-resolution method in their own contracts. An organization representing homeowner associations, however, says arbitration is fine in certain cases, but its spokeswoman maintains that forcing complicated construction disputes into arbitration — instead of guaranteeing the HOAs their […]

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Republican legislative leaders say solutions, ‘red meat’ on tap for session

Assistant House Minority Leader Cole Wist, R-Centennial, House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, R-Franktown, state Sen. Kevin Priola, R-Brighton, and Senate President Kevin Grantham listen to a donor's question at the Capitol Club fundraiser for the Colorado Republican Party on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at Maggiano's Little Italy restaurant in Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)
Leading Republican lawmakers told a group of GOP donors last week to expect some solutions to longstanding problems from the divided Colorado Legislature but said the party won’t be shy about waging a no-holds battle in the messaging war with an eye toward next year’s election.

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