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Colorado Politics: First of two bills in Jared Polis’ housing package wins committee approval

While the main event — a proposal to impose statewide controls over housing on municipalities — won’t be heard in committee until Thursday, the lesser-known of the two bills in Gov. Jared Polis’ proposed solution to the affordable housing crisis won a 9-2 approval from its first panel on Wednesday.

The bill now heads to the full House for debate.

Among the bill’s supporters is the Colorado Chamber of Commerce, whose representative, Meghan Dollar, told committee members her group supports the bill, along with policies to increase the supply of workforce housing.

The chamber’s members said in a recent survey said the housing crisis should be a top priority, particularly for workforce housing, she said.

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