Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Loveland

Loveland: McKean Elected to General Assembly

Hugh McKean bested his opponent, Jody Shadduck-McNally to win HD-51 (Loveland). McKean will take over from Brian DelGrosso, the term-limited former House Minority leader. McKean was endorsed by CAR and supports bonding for highway transportation and construction defects reform.

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Colorado: Legislative Leadership Kills Transportation Bonding Bill

Although the General Assembly is not current in session, that doesn’t mean legislators are idle. Numerous interim committees have been busy preparing bills for the 2017 session. Recently, the Transportation Legislation Review Committee (TLRC), passed the Fix Colorado Roads Act, commonly referred to as TRANS II on a solid bi-partisan vote. The TRLC is a… Continue reading Colorado: Legislative Leadership Kills Transportation Bonding Bill

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Colorado Association of Realtors: Construction Defect Reform Fails Again

In spite of a valiant effort by the Homeownership Opportunity Alliance (HOA), the group was unable to build the consensus needed to introduce a bill this year. The HOA, made up of business leaders, economic developers, metro mayors and affordable-housing advocates and CAR, gave up on talks after groups representing homeowners refused to allow condominium… Continue reading Colorado Association of Realtors: Construction Defect Reform Fails Again

Gov't Affairs, Govt - CO Assoc. of Realtors®

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 – to finance a specific list of projects, including North I-25. The bill passed the Senate… Continue reading Legislature Fails to Address Transportation Funding

Gov't Affairs, Govt - CO Assoc. of Realtors®

Senate Committee Passes Transportation Bill

This morning the Senate Transportation Committee held a hearing on SB 272, “Authorize New Transportation Revenue Anticipation Notes,” a bill that would ask state voters to approve TRANS bonds (Transportation Revenue Anticipation Notes). TRANS was first passed by voters in 1999 and provided the revenue to finance the T-REX project and many others. The new… Continue reading Senate Committee Passes Transportation Bill

Gov't Affairs, Govt - CO Assoc. of Realtors®

Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) Back at Work

So far 379 bills have been introduced during the 2015 legislative session. CAR’s LPC has been busy reviewing bills that relate to the real estate industry and homeownership. Here’s a summary of some of the more interesting bills and the LPC’s positions: HB-1057 Statewide Initiative Ballot Process – LPC Position – Support. Sponsored by Rep.… Continue reading Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) Back at Work

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Urban Renewal Bill Will Return

The 2015 Legislative session opened on January 7 but some of the issues will seem familiar. Colorado Counties Inc., which lobbies on behalf of Colorado's 64 counties, is once again working to drum up legislator support to revise tax-increment funding statutes. Last year Rep Brian DelGrosso carried the bill, which passed but was vetoed by… Continue reading Urban Renewal Bill Will Return

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Statewide Transportation Plan – More Funding Needed

The Colorado Department of Transportation published its latest transportation plan, which provides a vision of CDOT’s goals through 2040.  Reading the plan doesn’t provide a glowing view of our transportation future. It notes that Colorado’s population is projected to grow by 47 percent in the next 25 years, which creates a corresponding level of additional… Continue reading Statewide Transportation Plan – More Funding Needed

Gov't Affairs, Govt - CO Assoc. of Realtors®

Most Realtor-Endorsed Candidates Win

Yesterday’s election featured some of the most competitive races in recent memory A majority of the candidates endorsed by CAR were successful -- with one notable exception in the highly watched U.S Senate race. Congressman Cory Gardner won a decisive victory over incumbent Mark Udall who was endorsed by NAR’s REALTOR Political Action Committee. However,… Continue reading Most Realtor-Endorsed Candidates Win

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Urban Renewal Bill Rejected

Gov. Hickenlooper vetoed a bill on June 6 that would have increased restrictions on urban-renewal developments, saying that while he understood the intent of the measure, the financial requirements placed on cities in the bill were excessive. HB-1375, sponsored by House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso (Loveland) would have required county officials to get at least… Continue reading Urban Renewal Bill Rejected