Construction litigation reform roller-coaster concludes with unthought-of unanimous votes

Author: Ernest Luning - May 11, 2017 - Updated: May 12, 2017

It was almost anticlimactic when the bipartisan construction defects litigation reform bill passed unanimously in the Senate on May 4, sending the much-anticipated legislation to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk.

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Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning is a political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has covered politics and government for newspapers and online news sites in Colorado for more than 25 years, including at the Highlands Ranch Herald, the Jefferson Sentinels chain of community newspapers and the Aurora Sentinel, where he was the city hall and cops reporter. After editing the Aurora Daily Sun, he was a political reporter and blogger for The Colorado Independent site. For nearly a decade, he was a senior political reporter and occasional editor at The Colorado Statesman before the 119-year-old publication merged with Colorado Politics in 2017.