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CAHB Capitol Close Up 03.26.19

CAHB Capitol Close Up 03.26.19 CAHB Testifies on Oil and Gas Legislation As part of the Colorado Association Home Builders’ opposition to Senate Bill 181, the oil and gas legislation moving quickly through the General Assembly, CAHB CEO Ted Leighty testified in both the Senate Finance and House Energy and Environment committees, expressing concern about…

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Westminster staff recommends early end to development moratorium

During the Westminster City Council Study Session on Monday, March 4, staff recommended an end to a 12-month moratorium on the acceptance of new development applications for projects proposed for the area generally north of 92nd Avenue in Westminster. The moratorium on new development applications included the area served by the Big Dry Creek Sewer…

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Households Priced-Out by Higher House Prices and Interest Rates

Increases in house prices and interest rates clearly have an impact on housing affordability. Often, stakeholders are interested in increases due to changes in government regulation. NAHB’s “priced-out” estimates provides a convenient way of putting these changes in context. The following overview summarizes the full article on HousingEconomics.com. Price Increases NAHB’s latest estimates show that nationally, a $1,000 increase…

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CAHB Capitol Close Up 02.12.19

Changes May Be Ahead for State’s Oil and Gas Regulatory Body Democrats in both legislative chambers—with House Speaker KC Becker of Boulder at point—are looking at several changes to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.  The COGCC is the appointed body that serves three key functions for the oil and gas industry—it creates the…

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OSHA Issues Final Rule on Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) late last week issued a final rule eliminating a requirement that establishments with 250 or more employees electronically submit information from certain OSHA forms. These companies will no longer be required to electronically submit information on OSHA’s Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses form…

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Chérie Talbert: The Future of the HBA Keynote

I feel greatly honored to be confirmed as the next Executive Vice Officer and CEO of the HBA of Metro Denver.  It is also a great honor to follow Jeff Whiton in this position. He is a proud homebuilder and a great leader within this industry. And, he has taken this Association from the brink, back…

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2018 CAHB Voter Guide

Dear CAHB members, Election Day 2018 is just about a week away, with mail ballots being sent beginning Monday, October 15. As you know, there’s much at stake for homebuilders during this election. The association through its Executive Committee, Government Affairs Committee and Political Funding Committee have done quite a bit of work interviewing candidates,…

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2018 Metro Housing Coalition Voter Guide

The Metro Housing Coalition (“MHC”) Board of Directors met late last month after the candidate vetting process to decide on contributions and endorsements for counties and municipalities in this 2018 fall election cycle. The municipalities and counties were chosen based on an annual tiering process. Ballots drop 22 days prior to the election. Ballots will…

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Regulated Utilities Committee

What RUC can do for you, What can you do for RUC? The Regulated Utilities Committee (RUC) is a forum for HBA members to discuss land development, home building and utility coordination issues. Committee members work hard to maintain good relationships with local dry utility representatives, including Black Hills Energy, Xcel Energy, IREA, United Power, CenturyLink, Comcast…

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