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New highway bill already has one influential critic: Denver chamber

This just came over the transom from the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce: The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce announced its position on one bill working its way through the Colorado General Assembly.  The Chamber opposes: State Highway System Funding and Financing (SB17-303) The chamber is of course a key barometer of the state’s business […]

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Denver chamber’s latest leanings — another pulse check on the biz community

From the chamber’s press office: DENVER—The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce announced positions on four bills working their way through the Colorado General Assembly. The Chamber supports: Construction Defects Actions Notice Vote Approval (HB17-1279) Treat Economic Development Income Tax Credits Differently (HB17-1356) Colorado Works Employment Opportunities with Wages (SB17-292) The Chamber opposes: Prohibit HOV High-Occupancy […]

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ICYMI: More on the ‘Hamilton Electors,’ Mines to expand, ‘right to disagree’ bill dies and more

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Remember those so-called “Hamilton Electors?” Of course you do. They were four of the nine Colorado Democratic electors who joined a national movement to try to thwart Donald Trump’s election through the Electoral College process. The plan was to get enough electors nationwide to band together and vote for an alternate candidate, keeping Trump from […]

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House passes bipartisan construction litigation reform bill unanimously

House Bill 1279 sponsors House Minority Whip Lori Saine, R-Dacono, Assistant House Minority Leader Cole Wist, R-Centennial, and Assistant House Majority Leader Alec Garnett, D-Denver, stand in front of a unanimous vote tally in favor of the legislation on Monday, April 24, 2017, in House chambers. (Photo courtesy Cole Wist via Twitter)

Bipartisan legislation to make it more difficult for homeowners associations to sue condominium developers for construction defects passed unanimously out of the Colorado House on Monday and is headed to the Senate. The bill marks a breakthrough backers hope will thaw Colorado’s frozen condo construction market and help address a housing shortage across the state.

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Lawmakers, stakeholders say persistence, high stakes led to breakthrough on construction defects bill

Gov. John Hickenlooper speak at a press conference announcing compromise legislation to require informed consent before condominium owner associations can move ahead on complaints over flawed construction on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the state Capitol in Denver. Homeownership Opportunity Alliance co-chair Mike Kopp House, Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, and Community Associations Institute spokeswoman Suzanne Leff stand alongside the governor. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Officials say they’re hopeful a breakthrough compromise reached on construction defects legislation as Tuesday night turned to Wednesday will thaw Colorado’s frozen condominium market and help resolve the state’s housing crisis. Calling the agreement a “psychic win,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday at a Capitol news conference that he expects builders to respond favorably, and […]

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Just in from the Denver Chamber: Its latest policy positions

The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce announced opposition to three bills working their way through the Colorado General Assembly. The Chamber opposes: Colorado Right to Rest Act (HB17-1314) Clarify Discrimination and Right to Disagree (SB17-283) Downtown Development Authorities Fairness Act (SB17-285)

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