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Step towards construction defect litigation reform taken with Colorado governor’s signature

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday signed legislation marking the most significant progress on construction defect litigation reform since the debate began at least four years ago. One of the thorniest issues in the legislature, the bill signing also signaled one of the assembly’s greatest achievements this year, striking a deal that begins to get to […]

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Deal reached on construction defect litigation reform in Colorado legislature

A grand compromise reached late Tuesday night on construction defect litigation reform paved the way for a measure to sail through its first hearing Wednesday. By Wednesday afternoon, legislative leaders and bill sponsors were ready to declare victory, suggesting that meaningful construction defect reform is inevitable. A bipartisan group of lawmakers and stakeholders celebrated at a […]

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Finances may have improved at RMHS after negative 2015 audit

One hundred dollar bills (AP photo)
A year after a Denver auditor’s report found a nonprofit provider of services to the mentally and developmentally disabled residents of the City and County of Denver had mismanaged city funds, the picture is much better, City Council members were recently told. Rocky Mountain Human Services, formerly called Denver Options, serves over 6,000 Colorado residents […]

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Immigrant & Refugee, LGBTQ commissions prep for federal changes

enver LGBTQ Commission members with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. (Photo via Denver LGBTQ Commission Facebook page)
Two City and County of Denver commissions will be busy this year, if recent actions by the federal government regarding minorities continue, a City Council committee was recently told by commission members. The Denver Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ) Commission works to advance social, economic and political equality for lesbian, bisexual, transgender and […]

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Wright: Solving the affordable housing crisis

Earl Wright

Colorado is facing an affordable housing crisis as both the demand and the cost of entry-level homes continues to skyrocket, while housing construction, particularly in the areas of condominiums, remains largely nonexistent. Some have argued the absence of affordable housing construction, which condominiums and starter single-family homes provide, is simply due to a lack of […]

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Colorado construction defect housing effort similar to past attempts that ended in failure

The old adage goes, “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” As the state’s construction defect reform battle wages on, the question is can stakeholders stop looking for problems and accept an assortment of tools to get the job done? The most significant test has taken shape as a centerpiece […]

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Former Colorado GOP chair Phil Winn laid to rest Sunday

Colorado lost a political legacy last week with the death of Phil Winn, the chairman of the state Republican Party from 1979 to 1981. He was 91. In his memory, the family has asked for donations in his memory to The Bridge Project, the University of Denver’s graduate school for social work. President Reagan appointed Winn to […]

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McCann talks about her salary increase, goals for DA’s office

Denver District Attorney-elect Beth McCann will receive 2 percent salary hikes in each of the last two years of her four-year term, similar to other salary increases given to her metro-area and statewide colleagues under state statutes. Denver City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday, Jan. 3, that set McCann’s incoming salary at $219,606, the current […]

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Growth limit proposal survives protests

A proposed initiative to limit growth survived two protests before the Colorado Secretary of State’s Initiative Title Setting Review Board, although some wording changes were made to clarify and address some of the concerns. The Wednesday, Jan. 4, hearing concerned what is being called Initiative 4 for the 2018 general election ballot, a measure proposed […]

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