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2014 Homebuilder Spending on Elections

April 21, 2015 – Today, Ethics Watch released “House of Cash,” a report showing how the homebuilder industry used municipal political contributions to curry support for its proposal to limit the rights of home purchasers to sue for shoddy construction.

Why do businesses spend money on elections? It has to be a business decision – something that is going to improve the bottom line. The saga of how homebuilders are using the affordable housing crisis to pursue an unrelated agenda of making it harder for homeowners in high-end condominium complexes to seek redress for construction problems that may show up years after a purchase is a case study of using local election spending to help promote a statewide agenda.

Find out how homebuilder advocates used local spending to build relationships with municipal politicians that is paying huge dividends at the Colorado Legislature.

To view the full report, click here.

Campaign Finance, Transparency