Colorado's most prominent politicians for and against legalizing marijuana are talking about the question today in Vail. Democratic Rep. Jared Polis and Republican Attorney General John Suthers are among the participants in a discussion at the Vail Symposium. Polis says the federal government should end marijuana prohibition and let states decide...
Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler is offering a fee holiday for out-of-state businesses. For three months starting Sept. 1, the Secretary of State will temporarily reduce fees from $125 to $1. The Secretary of State's office is almost exclusively funded through business filing fees, but he says his office can...
Two California companies are no longer allowed to sell securities in Colorado after Colorado Securities Commissioner Fred Joseph issued a final cease-and-desist order against them. Energy and Environment Investments, it’s manager, Energy and Environment Inc., the president, CEO and manager of both companies, Amir Sandari and their sales agent, all...
Colorado drivers are wondering why more than 100 bridges that are among the worst in the state are still waiting for repairs. The bridges are among 121 that need repairs. So far, only six have been completed. The projects are funded by higher vehicle registration fees, fines for registration and bonds....
After calamitous losses on Wall Street and fears of another recession, the economy got a dose of good news Thursday: The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell below 400,000 for the first time since April. Layoffs are easing in most states, and some economists are predicting mild improvement...
Mayor Steve Bach hired a Denver law firm to undertake an investigation of allegations of misdeeds in city government. Kelly, Stacy and Rita LLC has been hired and will start an investigation immediately, according to a city press release. Former finance director Terri Valasquez was fired earlier this year, and she...
The dollar is dropping as U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers are meeting. UBS analyst Chris Walker says that given the recent fears that the chance of a recession has increased, investor expectations have grown that there could be a significant policy announcement from the Fed. He says UBS economists don't expect...
The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Corp. are working on a merger deal, discussing how the merged organization might be structured and possibly who its president and CEO should be. Who do you think should lead the organization? Leave a comment below.
The State Historical Fund awarded 53 grants for historic preservation totaling more than $6 million for the fiscal year 2012 grant round. These new grants join 322 already active grant projects, for a total of nearly $35 million in direct investment in the State of Colorado.
More Colorado counties may need Spanish ballots An increase in Spanish speakers could require 16 more Colorado counties to provide election materials in that language. County clerks are awaiting federal notification within the month on whether they must provide election materials in Spanish as well as English under the Voting Rights...
The Colorado Court of Appeals says public boards can vote in secret. The court on Thursday agreed with the Fort Morgan City Council, which was sued after members cast secret ballots to fill vacancies on their own board. The board also voted secretly to appoint a municipal judge. The judges said...
The embattled state-owned workers' compensation insurer of last-resort has withdrawn as the administrator of state employees' claims, forcing Colorado to hire an independent contractor. One year remained on Pinnacol's contract as an administrator of state employees' workers' compensation claims when it terminated its services and forced Colorado to put the...