News from Colorado Senior Lobby
In this issue you will find:

  • Dear Colorado Taxpayers
  • Update on CSL Interim Period Activity
  • Welcome New Board Members
  • Tabor Headlines from Around Colorado
  • Do you know about the Great Colorado Payback?
  • HB19-1322 and Colorado Unclaimed Property Helps Fund Affordable Housing
  • Statewide Outreach and Engagement Forums to Discuss Affordable Housing in Colorado
  • Upcoming Events in July and August
  • Volunteer with CSL
  • Have you joined for 2019?
July 2019
Greetings!

The Colorado State Legislature is on summer recess but Colorado Senior Lobby is not resting! Our Interim Committees have formed and we are researching new bill topics and implementation of bills that passed this session. Be sure to read our "Update on CSL Interim Period Activity" - CLICK HERE. There is more information below on our interim projects and it is not too late to get involved.
And the big news - Have you bought your ticket for Death and Taxes?
When: Monday, August 12, 2019
Death and Taxes: Understanding at Least One of Them.
How Colorado’s Unique Tax Structure Matters to YOU and YOUR Family.
8:00AM – 9:00AM Coffee & Gathering
9:00AM – 3:30PM Program, with Lunch

Where: PPA Events Center
Address: 2105 Decatur Street, Denver, CO 80211

Tickets: $20 per person – includes full program, with Lunch and Laugh (with Chicken Lips) and helps support Colorado Senior Lobby programs. Seating is limited – buy your tickets today! - CLICK HERE

You will: See, hear, and interact with a select group of lawmakers, policy experts and fellow citizens as we, together, unravel the mysteries of how these laws and constitutional amendments: GALLAGHER (1982), TABOR (1992), SENIOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION (2000), AMENDMENT 23 (2000) REFERENDUM C (2005), and Proposition CC (2019) together, impact your lives, your schools, your roads, fire departments, and law enforcement in significant and meaningful ways. And what every voter needs to understand about Proposition CC, coming on the fall ballot.

Continue reading our July Newsletter below - You don't want to miss this!
Dear Colorado Taxpayers
The structure for raising the revenue needed for state and local governments of Colorado to provide the investments and services we all rely on is not widely understood (this is an understatement). Be honest – do YOU understand it? Are you even interested? You should be. Here’s why ... - READ MORE
August 12, 2019 - Monday
Have you bought your ticket?
Death and Taxes:
Understanding at Least One of Them.
How Colorado’s Unique Tax Structure Matters to YOU and YOUR Family.
Buy your tickets through EventBrite today!
Update on CSL Interim Period Activity
On Monday, June 17th Colorado Senior Lobby had their “2019 Interim Period Activity Planning - Preparing for 2020” meeting. We are glad to report that 31 people attended and many of the attendees stepped up and volunteered to research issues and bills for 2020 - READ MORE
Welcome New Board Members
We want you to help us welcome new Colorado Senior Lobby Board members: Kristen Geerken and Kelly Blair Roberts. Kristen and Kelly were recommended to the Board by the nominating committee and voted into office by the Board for two year terms. They officially joined the Colorado Senior Lobby Board at the June 18, 2019 meeting.
Tabor Headlines from Around Colorado
We looked around the Internet in Colorado and found quite a few articles on Tabor and the upcoming Proposition CC. Read what Colorado News media is writing - READ MORE
Do you know about the Great Colorado Payback?
The Great Colorado Payback is responsible for reuniting Coloradans with their lost or forgotten assets. Even businesses lose track of property and payments, occasionally resulting in unclaimed property which can be claimed. Corporations, schools, hospitals, and small businesses are also listed among the many individuals whose assets are in the possession of the State. Money or property turned over to the State Treasury for safekeeping always belongs to the owner or heir of the account and there are no time limits for filling your claim. The Colorado State Treasurer currently maintains a list of over 1.7 million names of individuals as well as businesses for whom property is available. Visit the Find your Unclaimed Property website to see if you have forgotten assets.
HB19-1322 and Colorado Unclaimed Property
Helps Fund Affordable Housing
Affordable housing advocates had a problem entering the 2019 session: No matter how large Colorado’s state budget became, they just couldn’t compete for dollars with the seemingly insatiable demands of schools, roads and health care. So Claire Levy, a former state budget writer turned policy advocate, sought out money in a place few others bothered to look: the state’s “lost and found.” - READ MORE

Learn more about HB19-1322
Expand Supply Affordable Housing
Concerning the use of money from certain state funds to expand the supply of affordable housing statewide - CLICK HERE
2019 Statewide Outreach and Engagement Forums
To Discuss Affordable Housing In Colorado
Housing Colorado, DOH and Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) are pleased to host five statewide Outreach and Engagement Forums in Grand Junction, Pueblo, Durango, Centennial, and Fort Collins.
View Event Flyer - CLICK HERE
Upcoming Events in July & August
July 11 - Statewide Outreach and Engagement Forums - Pueblo City
July 11 - Aging2.0 Presentation – The Future of Aging - Denver
July 22 - Arapahoe County Council on Aging - Englewood
July 29 - Statewide Outreach and Engagement Forums - Durango
August 12 - Death and Taxes: Understanding at Least One of Them - Denver
August 22 - Statewide Outreach and Engagement Forums - Centennial
August 26 - Arapahoe County Council on Aging - Englewood
August 29 - Statewide Outreach and Engagement Forums - Fort Collins
Find details on our News & Events - CLICK HERE
Volunteer with CSL
There are many ways you can help from event planning to fundraising, membership drives, media promotion and more. Send us an email and tell us about your interests, skills and talents - CLICK HERE
Have you joined for 2019?
Membership gives you access to the CSL Bill Report
and other members' only resources.
Join Today - Individual & Family Memberships - CLICK HERE

Join Today - Organizational Memberships start at $150 - CLICK HERE

Make a Donation to Colorado Senior Lobby - CLICK HERE
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