Colorado Association of Realtors: Legislative Update

HB-1420 “Colorado Healthcare Affordability & Sustainability” and HB-1421 “Allocate Additional FY 2016-17 General Fund Revenues” LPC Position – Support. 1420 would change the hospital provider fee (HPF) to an enterprise fund, removing it from the TABOR cap. 1421 would allocate the resulting additional revenue to transportation, K-12 education, and higher education. CAR had previously supportedContinue reading “Colorado Association of Realtors: Legislative Update”

Colorado: Governor’s Transportation Funding Idea in Peril

Observers say Senate Republicans will not support Governor Hickenlooper’s proposal to make the Hospital Provider Fee (HPF) an enterprise fund so that the HPF doesn’t count against the TABOR cap. The GOP is trying to pander to its most conservative members, who oppose anything that they say sidesteps TABOR. This is unfortunate because the HPFContinue reading “Colorado: Governor’s Transportation Funding Idea in Peril”

Colorado Association of Realtors: CAR Joins Coalition

The Colorado Association of REALTORS has joined a coalition in support of the Governor’s proposal to create a separate enterprise for the Hospital Provider Fee. (HPF). Since the HPF was created unintended consequences are now impacted the State’s budget because of the Tax Payer Bill of Rights (TABOR). The HPF counts towards the TABOR capContinue reading “Colorado Association of Realtors: CAR Joins Coalition”