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CoWater: Colorado Water and Wastewater Funding Sources
January 14, 2021
Much of the water infrastructure that serves municipalities is reaching the end of its useful life. In a 2020 report, Colorado Concern identified a $17.6 billion inventory of water and wastewater projects in Colorado.
This document provides an overview of some of the major sources of funding available to municipalities for water and wastewater projects.
Knowledge Now: Changes to employment law
August 5, 2020
The Colorado General Assembly passed several employment-related bills during the 2020 legislative session that affect municipal operations statewide. A recently-released CML Knowledge Now details four of these bills, including the civil liability tied to the bills: paid sick leave, unemployment insurance, whistleblower protection, and race trait hairstyle anti-discrimination.
Knowledge Now: Hemp Regulation
September 19, 2019
The ban is lifted and the race kicks off as farmers and businesses around the United States begin to grow hemp, America's newest cash crop. The swirl of excitement around the legalization of hemp has every layer of government asking what it can do to regulate the plant, ensuring the safe cultivation, production, and, in the case of CBD, consumption. The September CML Knowledge Now white paper offers a municipal perspective on hemp regulation, with articles by CML staff attorney, Laurel Witt, and guest authors, Brian Koontz of Colorado Department of Agriculture, Jeff Lawrence of Colorado Division of Environmental Health and Sustainability, and Hunter Buffington of the Hemp Feed Coalition.
Knowledge Now: Opportunity Zones
April 23, 2019Opportunity Zones were enacted as part of the 2017 tax reform package (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) to address uneven economic recovery and persistent lack of growth that have left many communities across the country behind.