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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

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I-25 Update

The State Transportation Commission is preparing to allocate money for state transportation projects and update its tier one priority list. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 1 into law in May. The measure provides $451 million in one-time funding to the state's highway system and allows the state to issue $380 million in certificates of… Continue reading I-25 Update

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Independence Institute Considering Transportation Ballot Measure

John Caldera of the Independence Institute is considering a transportation initiative for the November ballot. “Fix Our Damn Roads” has been approved by the Secretary of State’s title board with signatures due from voters by August 7. The proposal would ask voters to authorize the State to issue $2.5 million in bonds for transportation funding… Continue reading Independence Institute Considering Transportation Ballot Measure

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Colorado: Governor Talks Transportation

At an event organized by the Northern Colorado Economic Alliance this week, Governor Hickenlooper said transportation and health care will be the priorities of the 2018 legislative session. He voiced frustration that no health care bills survived this year’s session and said if “we all don’t give a little” health care will suck the money… Continue reading Colorado: Governor Talks Transportation

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Colorado: SB-267 Just a Drop in the Bucket

SB-267, “Sustainability of Rural Colorado,” a legislative compromise that solved the Hospital Provider Fee’s impact on the TABOR cap, will not solve Colorado’s transportation funding crisis. Over time the bill will generate $1.8 billion for transportation but 25 percent is slated for rural roads and 10 percent is dedicated to transit, leaving about $1 billion… Continue reading Colorado: SB-267 Just a Drop in the Bucket

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Colorado: Transportation Measures Fail

Several significant transportation funding measures were introduced this session but neither bill survived. HB-1242 “New Transportation Infrastructure Funding Revenue” was a bipartisan measure sponsored by the Senate President and the Speaker of the House, but it died in a Senate committee opposed to new taxes. The bill was widely supported by a diverse coalition of… Continue reading Colorado: Transportation Measures Fail

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Colorado Association of REALTORS: Legislative Update

HB 1279 “Construction Defect Actions Notice Vote Approval” CAR Position – Support. This bill passed the legislature and will be signed by the Governor next week, which is a major win for CAR. HB-1279 focuses informed consent and does nothing to stand in the way of individual owners who have a legitimate construction issue from… Continue reading Colorado Association of REALTORS: Legislative Update