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By Marianne Goodland
Legislative Reporter 

Legislature continues decades-long work on conservation easements


March 10, 2021

The year 2020 had such promise for the hundreds of Coloradans, primarily farmers and ranchers, who hoped that this would be the year that the State would resolve the decades-long issue over denied tax credits for conservation easements.

But concerns over the cost, and the pandemic-shortened legislative session, put an end to the legislation that would have started down that path.

This week, State Senator Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, will begin afresh with legislation that will deal with one of the three recommendations from a 2019 working group.

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