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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Rescinds Federal Enforcement Policy Concerning Marijuana

So what does this actually mean? Potentially not much. Yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded previous federal prosecutorial guidance that had been issued during the Obama administration regarding marijuana...more

Landmark Colorado Supreme Court Decision Provides Clarity for Metropolitan Districts

On Monday, the Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion and ruling in UMB Bank v. Landmark Towers Association, 2016SC455, holding that a challenge to the results of a TABOR election brought by a homeowner’s association years...more

Colorado Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Case That Could Pose Threat to Metropolitan Districts

On September 20, 2017, the Colorado Supreme Court heard oral arguments in UMB Bank v. Landmark Towers Association, 2016SC455. The case was brought by the homeowner’s association of a condominium development regarding a TABOR...more

Urban Renewal Applicability Bill Provides Certainty to Urban Renewal Community; Plus Two Other Urban Renewal Bills

On Friday, March 31, more than a year of ongoing discussions and negotiations among urban renewal stakeholders came to fruition with the introduction by Colorado State Sens. Rachel Zenziger (D – Arvada) and Beth Martinez...more

The Economic Impact of Cultural Events in Denver

Last month the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (“CBCA”) rolled out its biennial Economic Activity Study of Metro Denver Culture (the “Activity Study”). The Activity Study examines self-reported data from 264 cultural...more

11/2/2016  /  Economic Development

Colorado Board of Equalization Approves TIF Property Tax Changes

On Oct. 5, 2016, the Colorado Board of Equalization (BOE) approved changes proposed by the Property Tax Administrator that could affect tax increment throughout the state. The Property Tax Administrator’s proposed changes...more

November 2016 Colorado Ballot Finalized – Seven Citizen Initiatives and Two Referred Measures Make the Ballot – Campaigns Report...

With the deadline to turn in signatures passed and the Secretary of State’s office completing its review, the 2016 ballot has been finalized. A list of those that will appear on the ballot, along with each campaign’s latest...more

And Then There Were Nine: Proposed Colorado Ballot Measures Down to 9 from 158 Filed

With the passing of the signature deadline at 3pm today, the Colorado Secretary of State’s office reports that five more proposed ballot initiatives have turned in signatures. Please see full Alert below for more...more

Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Update: HB 15-1348 Technical Corrections Bill Introduced

Last year’s HB 15-1348 created consternation among the lending community—and thus, in the private sector developer community—due to the uncertainty of whether and how the legislation could affect urban renewal plans and...more

Proposed Ballot Initiatives Tops 100 for 2016 Colorado Ballot

The number of ballot initiatives filed in Colorado for the Nov. 8, 2016 election topped 100 earlier this month. As of Monday, Feb. 22, 112 proposed initiatives have been filed with the state, a huge jump from the number of...more

2/25/2016  /  Ballot Measures

Single-Payer Health Care Plan Makes Ballot, Beer and Wine Initiatives Filed

On Nov. 9, 2015, the Colorado Secretary of State announced that the proponents of a ballot measure to create a single-payer state health care system had submitted a sufficient number of signatures for the measure to appear on...more

Nevada Gaming Control Board Concludes Daily Fantasy Sports Is Gambling

Anyone who has watched football this season has seen the ubiquitous advertising and promotion for pay-to-play daily fantasy sports (“DFS”) sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel. On Oct. 15, 2015, the Nevada Gaming Control...more

Brownstein Colorado Ballot Initiative Tracker

Brownstein’s Political Law Group presents this comprehensive tracker of all Colorado statewide ballot initiatives proposed during the 2015-2016 cycle, including any appeals from the Title Board to the Colorado Supreme Court....more

9/4/2015  /  Ballot Measures

Tax Increment Financing Implementation Changes Coming Soon

As many of you who are involved in developing projects in urban renewal or downtown development areas know, the principal method for financing such projects is tax increment financing (TIF). Tax increment financing is...more

Nevada’s 78th Legislative Session Closes with Important Reforms for Business

On June 1, 2015, Nevada’s 78th Legislative Session came to a final close with critical reforms for Nevada’s businesses. Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Nevada Government Affairs team, Josh Hicks, Alisa Nave-Worth, Kandis...more

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