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House Passes Gas Tax Patch

The House of Representatives passed a two-month extension of federal transportation funding, delivering a victory to Democrats who have long preferred a shorter extension. The Measure is intended to prevent an interruption in the nation’s infrastructure funding that is currently … Continue reading

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REALTORS ASK CFPB for Grace Period

The National Association of REALTORS and its industry allies have asked the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to implement a grace period for compliance with new rules for loan closing procedures and settlement documents. The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and … Continue reading

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Transportation Summit June 15

“Transportation Summit 2015: Meet the Challenge” will take place on June 15 at Island Grove Park from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. The keynote speaker is U.S. Senator Cory Gardner. Sen. Michael Bennet is also expected to attend. Governor Hickenlooper … Continue reading

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Fort Collins: Oil and Gas Study Results Anticlimactic

The City of Fort Collins will host a public forum on Thursday, June 4 at 6 pm so residents can learn the results of oil and gas studies commissioned by the City. The reports were commissioned by the City in … Continue reading

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Berthoud: Town, County Want Shared Growth Management Boundaries

Berthoud and Larimer County are gathering comments on growth-management area boundaries defined by the Town of Berthoud Comprehensive Plan and the town’s intergovernmental agreement with Larimer County. The ultimate goal of the meetings is to establish a singular growth-management boundary … Continue reading

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Longmont: Council Considers Affordable Housing Goal

Recently the Longmont City Council considered its affordable housing policy in conjunction with of the Longmont Area Comprehensive Plan Update. After a lengthy discussion the Council agreed that its goal is to provide an additional 50-100 affordable units a year. … Continue reading

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Boulder: Linkage Fee is Official

As of September 7th new commercial projects will pay a per square foot linkage fee to augment the City’s affordable housing fund. The fees will be phased in from 25 percent on June 7 to 100 percent in June of … Continue reading

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Colo. Senator Cosponsors Repatriation Bill

Senator Cory Gardner is co-sponsoring legislation to tax up to $2 trillion in corporate revenue that is currently stored in foreign banks to pay for domestic infrastructure projects.  S. 981, the Invest in Transportation Act of 2015 sponsored by Sens. … Continue reading

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Get Ready For RESPA Changes

On November 20, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its final rule to integrate the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and Truth in Lending Act (TILA) disclosures and regulations. The final rule integrates existing disclosures with new … Continue reading

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Legislature Fails to Address Transportation Funding

SB-272 TRANS II, was introduced late in the session by Rep. Brian DelGrosso (Loveland). The bill was the result of lobbying from the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance and would have extended gas tax bonding – with no new taxes – … Continue reading

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