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 aContinue reading “Colorado: Legislative Leadership Kills Transportation Bonding Bill”

Boulder: Legislators Don’t Support Construction Defects Bill

A delegation of BARA and LAR members had the opportunity to observe and participate in lobbying for SB-177 (HOA construction defects) on April 2 at the legislature. The group met with Senators Rollie Heath (Boulder), Matt Jones (Lafayette) and Representative Jonathan Singer (Longmont). Senator Rollie Heath, a retired attorney who had worked for the JohnsContinue reading “Boulder: Legislators Don’t Support Construction Defects Bill”

Sen. Jones’ Tolling Bill Draws Immediate Opposition

Sen. Matt Jones (D-Boulder County) created a furor over the lack of transparency and public input for the Highway 38 public-private partnership (P3) plan. Then he drafted a bill that he claimed would solve those issues. However, the bill he drafted and circulated for comment has not garnered support and will not be introduced, accordingContinue reading “Sen. Jones’ Tolling Bill Draws Immediate Opposition”

Jones Wins Senate Seat

Democrat Matt Jones easily defeated Charles Plagainos to earn the right to represent Senate District 17, which had been held by Longmont resident Brandon Shaffer for eight years. Jones was endorsed by the Colorado Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee (CARPAC).

CAR Announces Endorsements

The Colorado Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee (CARPAC) announced its support for the following state level candidates from our region: SD 17 Matt Jones (D-Boulder County) SD 18 Rollie Heath (D-Boulder) HD 11 Ellyn Hilliard (R-Boulder County) HD 13 Claire Levy (D-Boulder County) HD 49 Perry Buck (R-Larimer County) HD 50 Skip Carlson (R-Greeley)Continue reading “CAR Announces Endorsements”

Jones Announces Senate Run

Rep. Matt Jones has decided to run for Senate District 17 (held by the term-limited Brandon Shaffer), which will create an opening in House District 12. So far, two Democrats have announced their interest in the seat: Mike Foote, a Boulder County Assistant DA and Angie Layton a party activist. House District 12 includes Lafayette,Continue reading “Jones Announces Senate Run”