Issue Position: Economy and Housing

Issue Position

By:  Mary Hodge
Date: Jan. 1, 2012
Location: Unknown

Colorado needs a healthy economy in order to attract businesses, stay competitive, and, most importantly, remain a great place to live and raise a family.

What I have done:
*Sponsored HB08-1183 to provide a job creation credit to rural communities
*Carried SB08-147 to add affordable housing to the list of energy efficient buildings in the state, as part of the Governor's New Energy Economy
*Voted Yes on HB08-1225 to reduce the tax burden on small businesses by increasing the personal property tax exemption to $4000
*Tackled the foreclosure crisis by supporting legislation to: tighten standards for mortgage brokers; hold appraisers accountable; create, within the Department of Local Affairs, a hotline that helps those facing foreclosure

What I will do:
*Continue to work on legislation that encourages job creation in new and existing sectors
*Find ways to ensure our workers can afford and keep their homes