The industry says higher rates will give borrowers with marginal credit access to loans, but groups seeking the veto argue a higher finance charge benefits no one but lenders.
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In his regular conversation with Colorado Matters, the governor talked taxes, a possible veto, and the failed plan to end homelessness in Denver.
The governor will sign bills to help economically distressed counties, studying traffic control and combat water-sucking weeds.
One measure bans the cameras entirely, the other says governments can only use them with voter approval.
The final days of the legislative session saw a flurry of partisan showdowns and bipartisan compromises, late nights and big votes.
Some lawmakers called the process of crafting a testing compromise the most challenging work they’d done this session.
Legislators passed a felony DUI bill as well as measures about red light cameras, body cameras and pot taxes.
State lawmakers must wrap up their work for this year’s legislative session by midnight Wednesday.
Republicans say taxpayers, not the state, should get the refunds.
If the plan had worked out, it might have meant a huge windfall for state finances. But opponents worried Colorado could have been locked into a bad deal.
The district is seeking a $23 million a year reduction in its contribution to PERA.