Stefka FanchiStefka FanchiOctober 10, 20186min447

Coloradans dodged a bullet earlier this year when the proponent of a crippling anti-growth initiative walked away from the measure for lack of public support. The statewide ballot proposal would have had wide-ranging and devastating consequences — not only for the housing sector, which effectively would have been shut down, but also for our entire economy. It would have backfired on us all, and especially on the economically most vulnerable.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinDecember 15, 20166min788

The backer of a proposed new home construction limitation amendment to the Colorado constitution plans to resubmit the measure as a proposition for the 2018 general election ballot instead of an amendment. Daniel Hayes of Golden, who authored the City of Golden‘s growth limitation measure 21 years ago, said he decided to make the change after an attorney told him "to forget" suing the state over Amendment 71, the constitutional amendment approved by state voters last month that changed the petition signature requirements to place proposed amendments on future ballots and required at last 55 percent of voters to approve future amendments.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinDecember 8, 20165min460

A proposed growth limitation constitutional amendment to submit to Colorado voters in 2018 was found to not meet the state's single-subject requirement by the Secretary of State's title review board Wednesday, Dec. 7. The backer of the proposed ballot measure, Daniel Hayes of Golden, has seven days to file a motion for a rehearing and submit a revised measure to address the board's objection. That centered around Hayes' inclusion of a sentence that reads, "At least 30 percent of the housing subject to the limitation shall be affordable housing and affordable senior housing."

Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsDecember 2, 201615min458

DENVER —Since we are certain few of you are old enough to have seen the movie or understand the reference … We won’t say T.G.I.F! (says a curmudgeonly old person). Interesting week in political circles. Outside of eaaaarly speculation concerning the 2018 Colorado governor’s race, state lawmakers are drawing lines in how the state should tackle transportation, health care, education and, of course, how it will handle your hard-earned cash (you know the money it takes from you in taxes) with an upcoming projected budget shortfall (apparently your not sending them enough). Additionally, hanging over the Capitol dome are several possible legal challenges to recently passed propositions 107 and 108. And there's (always) more. So ... let’s get started!