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Colorado Politics: Gov. Jared Polis to convene special session on property taxes, sources say

Two days after voters handed Gov. Jared Polis and his Democratic allies a stinging loss at the polls over his property tax relief measure, the governor is readying a proposal for a special session with an announcement at 10:15 this morning, Colorado Politics has learned.

Senate Bill 305, which contained the task force idea, died in the Senate Finance Committee. Under that measure, the 22-member task force would include six members — three from each chamber; the state property tax administrator; a county assessor; representatives from the local government organizations, including Colorado Counties, Inc and the Special District Association; two representatives of school boards; and, five county commissioners, each representing a different part of the state. The task force would also include five nonvoting members representing Colorado Concern, the Colorado Apartment Association, the Colorado Chamber of Commerce, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association and a representative from the Building Owners and Managers Association International.

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