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Peter MarcusApril 19, 20177min141
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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Adam McCoyAdam McCoyFebruary 22, 201712min1816

A political quarrel erupted earlier this month, garnering the attention of national media, after a state Republican lawmaker accused his hometown newspaper of publishing “fake news” and was subsequently threatened with a lawsuit. At the center of the fray: Sen. Ray Scott, The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel and the delay of a hearing for Senate Bill 40, which would update the state’s open records law. Scott told The Colorado Statesman that as chair of the state Senate’s Veteran and Military Affairs committee, he was asked for the delay to address security concerns brought forth by legislators and a "substantial list" of public entities.



Peter MarcusPeter MarcusFebruary 17, 20178min86
A new construction defect litigation reform measure was introduced on Friday that is being framed as “progress,” despite a lack of buy-in so far from developers. Sen. Angela Williams, D-Denver, announced the bipartisan legislation on Friday, just prior to the bill being assigned to the Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee. Also sponsoring the bill […]

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Peter MarcusPeter MarcusFebruary 9, 20178min82
A bipartisan bill described as getting to the “heart” of the construction defect litigation issue saw widespread opposition Wednesday from the very groups it is intended to help. The bill still passed the Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee by a vote of 6-1, despite developers claiming that it would do little to spur development […]

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Peter MarcusPeter MarcusJanuary 24, 20174min97
Colorado Senate Republicans say the effort to curb construction defects lawsuits will go beyond the lone insurance component currently introduced in the legislature. “There’s been some talk out there over Senate Bill 45, and I’ve been pretty clear … that we’re looking at a pretty comprehensive package of bills that will cover this topic, and 45 […]

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