NoCo Housing Now, the housing affordability advocacy group created by FCBR, held a forum on November 14 to discuss construction defects reform with members of the Colorado General Assembly. Although all legislators from Larimer and Weld Counties were invited, only three attended: Representatives Perry Buck (Windsor/Larimer County) and JoAnn Ginal (Fort Collins) and Senator JohnContinue reading “Region: NoCo Housing Now Construction Defects Forum”
Legislative Update: At its most recent meeting, the Legislative Policy Committee took the following positions: HB-1174, HB-1177 and HB-1189, a package of bills intended to increase exemptions for business personal property tax: Position – SUPPORT. HB-1225 “Homeowners Insurance Reform” sponsored by Claire Levy (Boulder) and John Kefalas (Fort Collins). This bill is meant to protectContinue reading “COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®”
The 2013 legislative session promises to be interesting, observers say, but not necessarily in a good way for business groups such as the REALTORS®. With a new Speaker of the House and a new Senate President, the leadership has changed and REALTOR®-friendly legislators such as Rep. Brian DelGrosso (R-Loveland) lost their seats on powerful committeesContinue reading “Colorado Legislative Session Opens Jan. 9”
Political neophyte Joann Ginal (D) beat challenger Bob Morain (R) to serve as the next representative for House District 52 in Fort Collins, the seat formerly held by term-limited John Kefalas. Ginal was endorsed by CARPAC.
The reasons for not endorsing a candidate vary. In some cases it is because CARPAC did not see one candidate as clearly pro-REALTOR® over the other. Sometimes a lack of an endorsement is because of candidates’ lack of participation in CAR’s interview process. HD 12 Mike Foote-D vs. Russ Lyman-R (Longmont) HD 48* Stephen Humphreys-RContinue reading “Races in which CARPAC made no endorsement”