Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday that he’s considering calling a special session of the legislature on Monday that would focus on transportation. Despite legislative approval of a catchall omnibus bill which removed the Hospital Provider Fee from the General Fund and authorized the state to issue $2 billion in secured...
A visit to the homepage of healthcare.gov, the official site of Affordable Care Act, makes no mention of its possible unraveling thanks to the American Health Care Act. The Republican counterproposal to the Affordable Care Act survived a House vote yesterday. The bill must now face a vote of the Senate,...
The Colorado Springs Business Journal's mission is to the the premier resource of business news in southern Colorado. That means connecting people and providing opportunities for professionals to meet in all stages of their careers — entry level, mid-level and executives — to make sure new leaders are developed as...
This year’s city council elections have been epically nasty. Scorched-earth political tacticians have targeted Richard Skorman, Jill Gaebler and Yolanda Avila. It seems that Richard, Jill and Yolanda are weak-minded, sanctuary-cities loving, Sierra Club-supporting, big-spending, city-bankrupting liberals who deserve to go down to defeat! Fun accusations for sure —...
Today’s print edition of the Business Journal includes a story about the proposed American Health Care Act, the Republican-backed challenge to the Affordable Care Act, which the House was initially supposed to vote on yesterday. The story went to press Wednesday, while the vote was still planned for Thursday....
Throughout David Welker’s life, he’s been open to different possibilities and ventured off course to explore new opportunities. After living in multiple cities during his youth, Welker craved new challenges and experiences, visiting different countries, serving in the military and crafting drinks at Ivywild. He now works in commercial real estate...
Workforce shortages are not a new concept in the Pikes Peak region, or Colorado or even the U.S. There has been much discussion surrounding skilled trades and the lack of workers to fill them, whether in the manufacturing sector, construction or information technology. Many of those shortages are blamed on...
What do we want for our city? Do we want to build, as Mayor John Suthers suggests, a city and a society worthy of our setting? Or do we just want to muddle through, do things on the cheap and discourage small businesses and entrepreneurs? Take, for example, the long process...
This week the Business Journal focuses on the Tri-Lakes region, and growth in Monument specifically. The area is experiencing a decent commercial boom, with new shops and restaurants open and under construction. But where the region is really experiencing growth is in its residential development, with hundreds of new homes expected...
Here are the general fund highlights of the mayor’s proposed 2017 budget, taken from a city press release: Nearly $600,000 in increased funding to Mountain Metro Transit — boosting its bankroll from $5.1 million to $5.7 million, which for the first time since the Great Recession brings the city to the $5.7...
Every four years, the Colorado Springs city clerk is required by law to redraw the six city council district boundaries. Here’s how it works, according to a city press release. Only complete El Paso County voting precincts will be moved from one district to another. The preliminary district report...
Colorado Springs attorney Greg Givens has practiced law for 16 years and moved to Colorado Springs in 2010. A California native and Darmouth College graduate, Givens represents employees and employers in areas such as wrongful termination, discrimination, wage and hour and unemployment insurance appeals. This week Givens spoke with the...