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Nation: Senate Democrats Unveil Infrastructure Plan

Last week Senate Democrats unveiled a $1 trillion infrastructure plan, an 11-page blueprint that shovels money into roads, bridges, waterways, airports—basically anything that needs building or fixing, intended to boost jobs. In total, top Democrats said it would create 15 million jobs … Continue reading

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Nation: Supreme Court to Hear WOTUS

The Supreme Court has agreed to take up the dispute over which lower courts have jurisdiction to hear challenges to the Obama administration’s Clean Water Rule. The Court will reconsider the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to hear legal … Continue reading

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Nation: HUD Suspends FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Rate Cut

One of President Trump’s first executive orders suspended a 25-basis point fee reduction for FHA mortgage insurance premiums. NAR estimated that the fee reduction would have opened homeownership to an additional 30,000 to 40,000 homebuyers. The reduced premium would save the average … Continue reading

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Colorado: Legislative Leaders Setting Stage for Compromise?

Per the Denver Business Journal House Speaker Crisanta Duran would support legislation requiring more homeowners to approve a construction defects lawsuit and providing more information to those condominium owners about the effect of legal actions. It’s the Speaker’s first indication … Continue reading

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Colorado Association of Realtors: Legislative Update

Here’s an update on some of the positions adopted by the Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) – SB-85 “Increase Documentary Fee & Fund Attainable Housing” OPPOSE. This bill would raise the doc fee for recording or filing to five dollars. The … Continue reading

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Colorado Association of Realtors: CAR Attorney Testifies at Pre-Hearing

On January 25th, CAR General Counsel, Scott Peterson testified at the pre-hearing on the Division of Real Estate Sunset before the Senate Business, Labor, and Technology Committee. This pre-hearing was an opportunity for the committee to hear from the Department … Continue reading

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Greeley: Candidates Emerging for Election

The municipal election for Greeley’s City Council is November 7th but already several residents have formally announced their decision to run for mayor. Tom Norton, the current mayor, is finishing his third and final 2-year term per Greeley’s City Charter. … Continue reading

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Greeley: Residents Invited to Comp Plan Kick-Off

Imagine Greeley, the City’s comprehensive plan update, is scheduled for a formal launch on March 3. An all-day workshop is scheduled from 9:00 to 4:00 pm that day as well as an open house from 4:00 to 6:00 pm for … Continue reading

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Loveland: Planning Commission Reviews New Development Code

On Jan. 23, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on proposed changes related to development procedures proposed for the new Unified Development code. Sarah Warnock, Chair-Elect of LBAR told the Commission LBAR strongly supports the new code both conceptually … Continue reading

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Loveland: Three Candidates for Ward 3

Deputy City Clerk Beverly Walker confirmed there are three candidates for the Ward 3 special election set for April 11: Steve Olson, John Keil, and Howard Dotson. Olson is a CPA and board member of the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance. … Continue reading

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