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Silverman: Like many others, I have left downtown Denver, but not entirely

A month has passed since my workplace change. I’ve departed downtown Denver for the first time since 1980. I’m loving my new DTC law firm and mini-commute.  My brother Bill and Grandpa Harry were downtown Denver lawyers. So was my father.  Bill and Harry only departed because of diabetes and heart attacks respectively. They were […]

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Nicolais: My stepdaughter won in the housing lottery that is the Colorado real estate market

Earlier this month my stepdaughter and her boyfriend bought their first home. They ended up in a three-bedroom, two-bathroom house near Columbine. It has a two-car garage and decent size yards in front and back. Feel free to gasp at their accomplishment in the current market. They are both in their mid 20s, recently completed […]

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Colorado’s governor, Democrats unveil plan to advance TABOR refund checks expected in spring 2023

Coloradans would receive their tax refunds for the current fiscal year up to eight months early under a bill unveiled Monday by Gov. Jared Polis and Democratic state lawmakers.  Individual taxpayers would receive $400 under the plan while families would get $800. The money would be sent out as soon as August — before the […]

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Colorado lawmakers know where they want to direct federal COVID funding. They just have to figure out how.

After months of discussion, three bipartisan legislative task forces have finalized their recommendations for how Colorado should spend $2.6 billion in American Rescue Plan Act dollars to increase affordable housing, improve Coloradans’ mental health and boost the state’s economic recovery from the pandemic. Now, it’s time for state lawmakers to figure out how they will […]