So Denver made it to the final 20 in the Amazon search for a second headquarters! That’s a big deal since there were 238 applicants for HQ2, a project that may bring billions of investment dollars and 50,000 well-paid jobs to the lucky winner. But let’s not get too far...
The Democrats control the legislature, they executive mansion, a seat in the Senate and, with Ed Perlmutter’s easy victory in Congressional District 7, four of seven seats in the House of Representatives.
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Bad ideas, like backyard skunks, have a way of reappearing when you least expect them. I assume that such reverse serendipity accounts for a draft recommendation from the Colorado Springs Utilities Policy Advisory Committee that according to a Colorado Springs Independent story by Pam Zubeck “calls for removing barriers...
What do politicians love? Ask ’em, and you’ll get the usual mush. They love America, the Constitution, the Declaration, the flag, their church, their families, their hometown, their adopted hometown, the brave men and women in uniform who defend our country and keep us safe and secure, and so forth. Maybe so, but love is […]
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Let us consider the following press release from state Treasurer Cary Kennedy concerning the Public Employees Retirement Association, the state pension plan. “It is wrong for PERA to pay out bonuses to employees on the one hand, and on the other, ask retirees to give up cost of living increases...
Last week at Christie’s in London, a magnificent painting by Claude Monet, “Le Bassin aux Nympheas,” sold for an equally magnificent price: $80.4 million. The 6-foot by 3-foot painting, one of the artist’s celebrated water lilies series, belonged to Columbus, Ind., collectors J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller. Mr. Miller was the chairman of Cummins Engine Co., long headquartered in Columbus.
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It’ll be interesting (to say the very least!) to see how Colorado Springs voters react to Mayor John Suthers’ $36 million question on Nov. 3. Raising the city’s sales tax rate by 0.62 percent should bring in about that amount annually, based on projected 2015 revenue estimates in the 2015...
Let’s see — how many reasonably qualified Democrats are running for president? So many that President Trump hasn’t even bothered to give most of them derogatory nicknames, a particularly irritating (and effective!) campaign strategy in 2016. Once the frontrunners manage to sort themselves out, they can expect to be honored...
A little less than a month to go before the voters render their verdict, and Mayor John Suthers’ sales tax proposal seems headed for Victory Lane. The polls are good and the buzz on the streets positive. The business community is solidly behind Issue 2C, City Council forwarded it...
As the election approaches, it seems more and more likely that Barack Obama will become the 44th president of the United States. He will assume the office during a time of social and economic upheaval that has few parallels in American history. While the nation is not in grave peril, its future depends, more than at any time since 1932, upon wise, thoughtful and courageous leadership.
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Guided by a well-executed political strategy, Transit Mix has filed a new application with the State Mined Land Reclamation Board to open a rock aggregate quarry on the historic Hitch Rack Ranch, located south of Colorado Springs on Highway 115. Last year the MLRB unexpectedly denied the company’s original application...
In Hungary, as in the Czech Republic and Poland, the idealistic, sometimes impractical, reform governments of a decade ago have been replaced by governments which would seem familiar to any Louisiana resident.
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