DALLAS -- Gov Roy Romer has signed a package of incentives, including the proposed use of $115 million of certificates of participation, passed by the Colorado Legislature to lure United Airlines into locating a $1 billion maintenance base at the new Denver International Airport.

Before any securities are sold, several issues must be resolved: The Colorado Supreme Court must rule whether the incentives are constitutional; United must decide if it will locate the facility in Denver; and the private sector must provide pledges to secure debt service on the certificates.

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