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Government Affairs: State

May 9, 2019 Legislature Funds Transportation Colorado’s Department of Transportation has a 10-year, $9 billion list of priority projects. This year legislators tried to find new revenue sources to fund the list but were unsuccessful in convincing their colleagues to approve their bills. Nevertheless, transportation advocates like Fix North I-25 Business Alliance were successful in… Continue reading Government Affairs: State

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Government Affairs: State

April 10, 2019 Legislature Funds Transportation The Colorado General’s leadership agreed to put $300 million in one-time money in next year’s budget toward transportation needs. House Democratic leaders announced the deal last week during a day-long hearing on the $30.5 billion budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins on July 1. House Democratic leaders… Continue reading Government Affairs: State

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Government Affairs Update: Colorado

      February 20, 2019 Legislative Update CAR’s Legislative Policy Committee reviewed a few new bills at its latest meeting, most of which are not particularly interesting, but Vice President for Public Policy Liz Peetz warned that many more bills relevant to real estate will be introduced later in the session. HB-1170 “Residential Tenants… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Colorado

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Government Affairs Update: Colorado

      February 7, 2019 Legislative Update At its most recent meeting, CAR’s Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) learned that the Speaker of the House, Boulder’s KC Becker, told members of her party that she will not support any rent control bills this year. CAR lobbyists said she is getting heat from her fellow Democrats… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Colorado

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Government Affairs Update: Colorado

January 25, 2019   Legislative Update CAR’s Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) had its first meeting of the 2019 legislative session on January 18. At that time, the LPC considered over 30 bills. Here is a summary of three significant bills on which the LPC took positions. HB-1106 “Rental Application Fees” CAR Position – Oppose The… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Colorado

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Government Affairs Update: Colorado

January 11, 2019 Governor Lists Priorities Governor Jared Polis was formally sworn into office this week and gave his first State of the State speech on Thursday. He spent most of that speech focusing on his legislative agenda, including full-day kindergarten for all children, lowering the cost of health care, creating good-paying jobs in the… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Colorado

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Colorado State Government Affairs Update: Two Transportation Ballot Measures Make Ballot

State of Colorado Two Transportation Ballot Measures Make Ballot Voters will see two state transportation measures on the November ballot. Initiative 153, “Let’s Go, Colorado” would raise the state sales tax by about 6 cents on a $10 purchase, effective Jan. 1, to finance bonds for up to $6 billion for road and highway improvements… Continue reading Colorado State Government Affairs Update: Two Transportation Ballot Measures Make Ballot

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State Update: More Information on Initiative 93

In my last update I provided a summary of Initiative 93, which would increase income taxes on individuals making more than $150,000 and corporations. The so-called education tax is supported by almost all school superintendents in the State. Here is more information on the measure, provided by the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance’s lobbyist, Sandra Solin… Continue reading State Update: More Information on Initiative 93

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Colorado: Initiative Would Increase Income Taxes for Higher Incomes

The deadline for supporters of Initiative 93 to turn in 98,492 valid Colorado voter signatures is today, July 11. Supporters of the initiative, “Great Schools, Thriving Communities” say the measure “builds on the successes of Colorado’s public schools by expanding educational opportunities for our students to prepare them for success in college, career and life.”… Continue reading Colorado: Initiative Would Increase Income Taxes for Higher Incomes