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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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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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Former GOP lawmaker Victor Mitchell weighing run for governor

A Douglas County entrepreneur and former state lawmaker could be adding his name to the lengthy list of possible Republican candidates for governor in 2018, sources tell The Colorado Statesman. Victor Mitchell, who served a term in the Legislature a decade ago, is weighing a run, and Capitol veteran Steve Durham thinks Mitchell can bring […]

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The Hot Sheet – CO Senate sees the light, Time Mag takes a shot at Trump, we love our undocumented now, remember a day of infamy and MORE …

DENVER — Glad to see you are surviving #SnowApocalypse2016 Part Deux … Impossible not to turn on a television or flip through a Colorado newspaper and not hear that — dare we say it — we are experiencing cold snowy weather in Colorado in December. Gasp at the thought! Moving on … “Yesterday, December 7, […]

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YESTERYEAR: Rising star Barack Obama fills Aurora plaza for Perlmutter rally

Ten Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … An estimated 1,300 people crowded a plaza in Aurora to cheer Illinois Sen. Barack Obama at a rally for Democratic congressional candidate Ed Perlmutter, who was running against Republican Rick O’Donnell for the seat being vacated by GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez.

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