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Bipartisan legislation to make it more difficult for homeowners’ associations to sue condominium developers for defective construction is one step closer to becoming law after winning unanimous approval from a Senate committee Monday on its first vote in the upper chamber.
Kelly Brough, president and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, lamented the demise late Tuesday of bipartisan legislation that would have asked Colorado voters for a sales-tax increase to fund transportation needs, saying that lawmakers’ failure to fund infrastructure is harming the state’s economy.
State Sen. John Kafalas, the diminutive Democrat from Fort Collins, drew a word-picture of himself climbing onto a Harley Davidson. “I know it’s hard t believe, but I’ve ridden Harleys, and as long as they’re low riders, I can touch the ground and hold the bike up,” he said, drawing howls from the chamber. “Back […]
The legislative leaders who opened this year’s session with calls to come together to craft a transportation funding solution expressed disappointment Tuesday evening after three Republican senators slammed the brakes in committee on legislation that would have asked voters to raise the sales tax to pay for roads and transit.
State House Speaker Crisanta Duran on Tuesday morning in a statement urged Senate Finance Committee Republicans to advance to the Senate floor the major bipartisan transportation bill she has sponsored with Senate President Kevin Grantham. The bill’s prospects of making it past the committee have grown dark and darker over the last week. House Bill […]
Kevin Grantham sat deep in his chair, his left foot, shod in a large cowboy boot, resting on his right knee, the Capitol press corps arrayed in front of him brought by text messages sent out near 10:00 p.m. the night before. It was Thursday morning, just two-and-a-half weeks ahead of the end of the […]
Bipartisan legislation to make it more difficult for homeowners associations to sue condominium developers for construction defects passed unanimously out of the Colorado House on Monday and is headed to the Senate. The bill marks a breakthrough backers hope will thaw Colorado’s frozen condo construction market and help address a housing shortage across the state.
Officials say they’re hopeful a breakthrough compromise reached on construction defects legislation as Tuesday night turned to Wednesday will thaw Colorado’s frozen condominium market and help resolve the state’s housing crisis. Calling the agreement a “psychic win,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday at a Capitol news conference that he expects builders to respond favorably, and […]
After weeks of protracted negotiations and postponed hearings, the standoff over bipartisan construction defects legislation broke Wednesday with the announcement that an alliance of builders and business groups and a group representing the metro area’s mayors will back the bill.