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 newContinue reading “Senate Committee Passes Transportation Bill”

CAR Supports Hickenlooper

CAR’s Board of Directors, based in part on a recommendation by the CAR Political Action Committee (CARPAC) and a team of REALTORS who interviewed candidates for this race, announced its endorsement of John Hickenlooper for Governor. In addition, the REALTOR Political Action Committee (RPAC) which funds Congressional candidates, announced its support for Mark Udall forContinue reading “CAR Supports Hickenlooper”

Hickenlooper Announces Oil and Gas Compromise

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced a last-minute compromise that will keep initiatives 88 and 89, pushed by Congressman Jared Polis, off the November ballot. Initiative 88 would have required 2,000-foot buffers between oil and gas wells and buildings, while Initiative 89 would create a constitutional environmental bill of rights and more local control. Polis agreed toContinue reading “Hickenlooper Announces Oil and Gas Compromise”

Boulder County Fracking Debate – Jones versus Hickenlooper

Boulder County officials have been vocal in listing their concerns about oil and gas drilling and have repeatedly requested more extensive regulation. The latest news is that Boulder County Commissioner Elise Jones will debate fracking with Governor John Hickenlooper on April 1. “The goal of the 45-minute session is to provide a state vs. localContinue reading “Boulder County Fracking Debate – Jones versus Hickenlooper”

LAR Opposes Fracking Prohibition: Ballot Question 300

This November Longmont residents will decide the fate of ballot question 300, which would prohibit fracking within the City of Longmont.  The Board of Directors of the Longmont Association of REALTORS® has voted to oppose this ballot question because of the implication regarding property rights. The Longmont Association of REALTORS® believes in the sanctity ofContinue reading “LAR Opposes Fracking Prohibition: Ballot Question 300”

Hickenlooper Declares Support for NISP

Gov. John Hickenlooper wrote to the Army Corps of Engineers asking for a speedy decision on the Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP), saying that this summer’s drought has illustrated the importance of additional water storage. In doing so, Hickenlooper is tacitly giving support for the project, something that the Northern Water Conservation District and stateContinue reading “Hickenlooper Declares Support for NISP”