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The week is already moving fast. Republican-sponsored House Bill 1187 was shot down by Republicans in the Senate State Affairs committee. It was an important bill. Here’s a magazine-like summary of what it proposed to do, as best as I can write it at this stage: The bill aimed to allow the state to collect […]
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.
An elections administration bill that has been quietly hanging around the Senate chamber since it was introduced the first week of the legislative session in Colorado will stay a little while longer. On Friday, lawmakers laid over Senate Bill 71 for second reading until Monday. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Jack Tate, a Republican from […]
Americans for Prosperity Colorado announced plans Wednesday to rain down pressure on four Republican senators who have yet to state a position on a bipartisan transportation funding package unveiled last week by legislative leadership.
This week we take up where the thud-like introduction of the transportation-funding House Bill 1242 left off. Conservatives remain unimpressed. Sponsors, House Speaker Crisanta Duran, a Denver Democrat, and Senate President Kevin Gratham, Canon City Republican, will work to make their trial balloon seem less like the Hindenburg, to borrow a phrase from Littleton Republican […]
Happy halfway mark. On Wednesday, lawmakers will arrive at this year’s legislative session midpoint. Many of the House and Senate minority party bills doomed to die in committee have lived their brief and sometimes newsmaking lives. Now many of the bills doomed to die at the hands of the opposite chamber majority party will meet […]
The Colorado Senate on Monday narrowly voted down a bill that would have allowed Wal-Mart to sell full-strength beer, wine and liquor as the state begins expanding the number of liquor licenses grocery and big box stores can acquire over the next 20 years.