In November, voters will decide whether the state can keep surplus revenue and use the money for items such as education, transportation, etc., or should give the overage back to Colorado residents.Two ballot initiatives outline what the state plans to do if it gets to keep the money.Referendum C...
“No, it doesn’t count.” “Why? I lasted six months. Surely, that in and of itself deserves some tiny bit of recognition.” “New Year’s resolutions aren’t meant to be pro-rated. If you’d like to finally admit you have a weakness in this area and that your vaunted willpower is more myth than reality, then perhaps we can talk.”
Presidential campaigns are fun, aren’t they? I’ve witnessed quite a few, especially if you include the 1940 contest between Franklin D. Roosevelt and Wendell Willkie. As some may recall, FDR crushed Willkie on Nov. 5 of that year, an event that was naturally overshadowed by my birth on the same...
Like King Canute commanding the tide to recede, the Colorado Springs City Council evidently believes that it can slow down and control the de facto legalization of marijuana in Colorado. During 2000, Colorado voters approved a constitutional amendment allowing marijuana to be prescribed for eight specific health conditions. Since then,...
Many of us in the newsmedia business like to sit down, individually or with our staffs, in December and engage in some wide-ranging analysis, looking back at the past 12 months and forward at what to expect in the year ahead. We’ve already begun doing that at the Business Journal,...
The issue:  The state must find a funding source for transportation needs. What we think:  A sales tax is not the answer, but a specific ownership tax for vehicles might raise the needed money. Tell us what you think:  Send us an email at editorial@csbj.com. The Colorado General Assembly left some unfinished business on the...
Here we go again. Doug Bruce is at his anarchist antics once more. On the ballot this fall, he will have two initiatives. They are both extremely detrimental to our community. The first one would eliminate stormwater improvements, stall the city’s plan to access future water and would put us out of compliance with the Clean Water Act, which would make us vulnerable to federal fines.
Traveling to the Middle East is a little like visiting the cradle of civilization and the birthplace of commerce. It’s a mix of the modern and the ancient — with glass-and-steel office buildings intermingled with forms of trade that date back centuries. In the narrow, winding alleyways of the Mutrah...
The Colorado Springs City Council is having a work session on Jan. 5 to hear presentations about the final cost projections and funding options for a downtown convention center. This is the perfect forum for our elected officials to show their wisdom and courage by throwing their whole-hearted support...
Throughout the business and nonprofit sectors of Colorado Springs, we’re seeing a transition now as we move away from the massive, immediate response to the Waldo Canyon fire. Now, and for weeks to come, the city will evolve into dealing with ongoing issues and needs on a more permanent...
In his recent State of the City address, Mayor Lionel Rivera suggested placing a measure on the November ballot that would ask voters to allow the city to retain TABOR surpluses for the next three years. It’s a good idea. The request should be placed on the ballot, and voters should...
Who needs an MBA? Well, you might be surprised. As a business columnist, economist, and adjunct professor in an MBA program, I often see the value of business principles and ideas in different situations. And I’m not just talking about owning, managing and working in a business, or making assorted career choices. Beyond such obvious […]
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