Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Colorado: Transportation Bill Moves to Senate

HB-1242 “Transportation Infrastructure Funding” had its first committee hearing in the Senate’s Transportation Committee on April 11. It passed out of the committee on a 3-2 vote but that could spell trouble for the bill. While HB-1242 is co-sponsored by the Senate President, a Republican, Senators John Cooke (Greeley) and Ray Scott (Grand Junction), voted… Continue reading Colorado: Transportation Bill Moves to Senate

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

Loveland: LBAR Endorses Olson

The Loveland Berthoud Association of REALTORS® has endorsed Steve Olson in the election to select a new City Council member to represent Ward 3. Olson, a member of the Board of Directors of the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance and active member of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce, has the skills and experience to serve Loveland… Continue reading Loveland: LBAR Endorses Olson

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

Loveland: Three Candidates for Ward 3

Deputy City Clerk Beverly Walker confirmed there are three candidates for the Ward 3 special election set for April 11: Steve Olson, John Keil, and Howard Dotson. Olson is a CPA and board member of the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance. Keil is a hemp farmer who has lived here for 2 years. Dotson is a… Continue reading Loveland: Three Candidates for Ward 3

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Colorado: Oil and Gas Fight Generating Big Money

Groups opposing or supporting oil and gas development have put a lot of effort into several different ballot initiatives this year. While we won’t know until after August 8 which questions have gathered enough signatures to make it on the ballot, significant amounts of money have already been spent on both sides. August 1 was… Continue reading Colorado: Oil and Gas Fight Generating Big Money

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Colorado: Transportation Bills Doomed by Partisanship

After weeks of negotiations with legislative leaders, the transportation bonding bill advocated by the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance (NCLA) was introduced in the last weeks of the session. SB-210 would ask Colorado voters to allow the State to incur debt for a list of highway projects across the State by issuing $3.5 million worth of… Continue reading Colorado: Transportation Bills Doomed by Partisanship

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Colorado: Transportation Bill Introduced

The Fix Colorado Roads Act (SB-210) was introduced late last week and will face its first committee hearing on Thursday. The bill is the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance’s latest effort to secure funding for transportation. It would deliver $3.5 billion in important transportation projects throughout the state by restoring stable general fund funding to transportation… Continue reading Colorado: Transportation Bill Introduced

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

State: Transportation Bonding Bill Will Return in 2016

Last year the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance lobbied for a bill to reauthorize bonds to pay for transportation in our state. The bill failed because it was introduced too late and there was no time to build a coalition of business interests across the State. This year Rep. Brian DelGrosso, the House’s Minority Leader, will… Continue reading State: Transportation Bonding Bill Will Return in 2016

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 - Northeastern Colorado, Govt - State of Colorado

Business Leaders Creating Regional Economic Development Effort

Businesses in Larimer and Weld County are reportedly moving forward with a plan to create a private sector economic development organization which they plan to launch in early 2015. The effort to bring private funding to attract development and major employers to the region is being spearheaded locally by Weld County car dealer Scott Ehrlich… Continue reading Business Leaders Creating Regional Economic Development Effort