Colorado Association of REALTORS | Capitol Connection – March 8, 2022
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Capitol Connection – March 8, 2022

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Capitol Connection – March 8, 2022

Legislative Advocacy this Week at the State Capitol

Wildfire Legislation At the Capitol

There are a plethora of wildfire bills at the Capitol this year, whether it’s matching local grants, changing insurance coverage after disasters, helping to cover homeowner mitigation costs to create defensible space, or creating healthier forests, or even looking at how camera’s can help us see wildfires coming. CAR is also tracking bills that relate to where you can vote after your home is destroyed by a natural disaster, and whether controlled burns need more procedural processes too.

See more local news related to wildfire legislation here:

CBS 4

303 Magazine

If you are interested in learning more about CAR’s work related to preventing wildfires and public policy related to mitigation, check out the next Colorado Project Wildfire meeting by emailing govaffairs@coloradorealtors.com to get more information on the next meeting at Spring Summit in April.

In Case You Missed It

Update on CAR Foundation Funds for Wildfire Victims

The CAR Foundation has been very busy distributing aid to wildfire victims from the Marshall Fire. So far, the Foundation has helped nearly  325 total households, helped with more than $765,600 in money distributed so far from the NAR Realtor Relief Funds.

There is still time to apply for funds up until the April 8th submission deadline. Click here to learn more.

Happy International Women’s Day

If you know an amazing woman who makes her firm, her community, and her family better every day….this is the day to shout out all the good things women do in your life. CAR is happy to celebrate international women’s day by featuring some of the great historical figures of the past in real estate….so go check out the Colorado Realtors website’s social media pages to learn more.

And if you do nothing else today, learn about one of the amazing women of our time and lean into the moment to watch a new documentary or learn more about the amazing women leaders in Colorado politics or just say thank you to your own mentors, family members and inspiring colleagues around you!

Housing Industry News & Upcoming Events

Learn More About Taxable Sales

This month marks two years from the start of the economic fallout caused by pandemic-related restrictions. As measured by jobs, the Colorado economy is still months away from full recovery. However, economic activity as proxied by taxable sales, generated from the purchase of taxable goods and services, has more than fully recovered. Through the end of 2021, this crucial driver of both state and local sales tax revenue has grown well beyond pre-pandemic levels, even after adjusting for population growth and recent inflation. Learn more about our economic recovery in the new CSI report

RPAC Announcements

Don’t Miss Your Chance To Join the RPAC Tequila Tasting

Only a few spots left for the RPAC Tequila Tasting! Don’t forget to REGISTER HERE   for a high-quality virtual tequila tasting class to support the REALTORS® Political Action Committee on Friday, March 25th from 4:00pm – 5:00pm.

The $300 cost to attend goes directly to RPAC and covers the cost of the tequila tasting kit that will be shipped directly to your home. You will receive;

  • A tasting kit that includes three 375mL bottles of tequila shipped directly to you. (Blanco, Reposado, Anejo)
  • Host branded ice mold
  • Tequila tasting reference sheet

CLICK HERE to secure your spot before it’s full!

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