Dear Editor:The editorial piece from the Colorado Economic Futures Panel certainly started with the wrong assumption-"one state with a relatively consistent taxing and spending structure…" That is most certainly not what we have, nor what we should seek. I would submit to you, and to members of that Uber-Panel...
The first day back at work in 2007 was a busy one for our newsroom. We launched the Colorado Springs Business Daily on Jan. 2. So far, the daily e-mail appears to be very well received. As a news gathering operation and media outlet, I have felt it is our responsibility to be more timely getting you, our subscribers and readers and the general community, information that can help in making decisions about your business and lives in general.
<em>The camera don’t lie You’re coming back down and you really don’t mind You had a bad day You had a bad day — Daniel Powter</em> We’ll make that two bad days. In a row. Back to back. It started last Friday. With an e-mail. That got to my inbox at 5:57 a.m. So it was waiting for me when I logged on to my work computer at the crack of 7. The subject line: Mr SOMEONE YOU CALL YOUR FRIEND, WANTS YOU DEAD.
The 2007 State Games of America in Colorado Springs is set to become the largest multi-sport event in state history during its August 2-5 running. But it couldn’t happen without the support of a dedicated family of 90 sponsors and partners providing $800,000 in cash and services, and the more than 2,000 volunteers from the Pikes Peak Region who make it tick.
How bad does our local economic situation have to get before the city, county and Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority decide that about $30 million of taxpayers’ money, money that would otherwise be consumed to construct one interchange at Woodmen Road and Academy Boulevard, could be used to solve a multitude of local critical health, safety and security problems — problems that are only becoming worse every day.
Believe it or not, Colorado Springs isn't one of the best places to live in America.Of course that's a subjective conclusion arrived at by Money magazine and CNN/Money based on data from OnBoard. According to the aforementioned authorities, the best place to live in America in 2005 is Moorestown,...
While the economy is dominating the headlines, concerns about health care aren’t far behind. For businesses and individuals, the two are inextricably linked: the U.S. employer-based health insurance market still provides coverage to nearly two-thirds of the population under 65.
<em>Dear Editor: </em>Douglas Bruce is purposely misleading your readers with his July 18 letter to the editor “Enterprise reform petitions will benefit residents.” His letter was full of inaccuracies and deception. In talking about a city budget of $360 million, he neglects to mention that number includes $122.5 million in funds not available for general fund spending.
Got some good news from my friends at Challenger, Gray & Christmas this week. Apparently, despite the need to cut costs during these challenging economic times, a majority of companies are working diligently to preserve employee perks, and many are still planning to hand out year-end bonus checks. (I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Colorado Publishing Co. and Dolan Media are not among the companies in the minority.)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Changes to federal bankruptcy laws are making an impact. It is difficult to tell who has benefited from the tightened regulations. The one certainty is that it has not been lawyers or families attempting to make financial ends meet. According to a report issued earlier this month by the National Bankruptcy Research Center and banking analysts Lundquist Consulting Inc., first quarter bankruptcy filings for 2006 plunged 73 percent when compared to the first quarter of 2005. The reduction, from 381,743 cases to 102,949 cases, is directly attributed to changes in the law that took effect late last year with passage of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005.
During the last year, we have been seeking to educate the public about the current state of our stormwater drainage system and the needs that exist within that system. City staff and resident task forces have been looking for ways to fund those needs for several years. With a backlog of almost $300 million in capital improvement project needs, including $66.5 million in critical needs, it was clear that the general fund could not properly address the problems.
I’m not a very big fan of unions. Never have been, despite the fact that the majority of the folks who lived in the small Texas town where I grew up worked at chemical manufacturing plants or refineries and were card-carrying union members. In their early days, I do think that unions served a purpose and actually helped the common workers by providing them with an organized voice. However, today I see unions as organizations more concerned about themselves and their administrators and officers and their pet projects or causes. (And let’s be honest, there are enough ambulance-chasing lawyers out there looking for work that most companies try to do the right thing just to avoid frivolous lawsuits.)