“Now we need to hold people accountable,” said Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner.
AURORA | Leaders of the U.S. Senate Veterans Affairs Committee are traveling to Colorado to ask why the VA hospital under construction in suburban Denver is more than $1 billion over budget. The committee’s Republican chairman and its top-ranking Democrat will tour the half-finished complex in Aurora Friday and then hold a hearing. Also attending will be […]
“It’s clear that the hoteliers have drafted this legislation directly at Gaylord,” said Wendy Mitchell, president of the Aurora Economic Development Council.
“The VA’s half-hearted attempt at an investigation is an insult to veterans and taxpayers,” Congressman Coffman said.
Rep. Jeff Miller, chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, said Tuesday he questions how committed the VA is to finding out what went wrong. The VA had no immediate comment.
“As to the day, the state’s opinion is if you have commencement of construction, the incentives are irrevocable,” she said. She said any legislation drafted this session to hamper the project would now be subject to contract interference under state law.
“We’ve taken a very close look at local and national market conditions, vacancy and absorption rates, product supply and the success we’ve had providing large, high-quality, high-cube industrial space that is the best in the market,”Randy Hertel, executive vice president and director of development for Majestic, said in a statement.
“We have filed several CORAs, and we’re waiting to see where it goes,” she said. “We don’t have an opportunity to raise our voice and ask the questions. We would like the ability to protest, but there’s not a protest timeframe.”
Long ago, in a suburb not so far away, legal marijuana was a pipe dream, but Aurorans are adjusting well to a post- Amendment 64 Colorado