After undergoing what essentially has been three first readings, Colorado Springs City Council has yet to clear the haze (is that copyrighted?), it seems, when it comes to further regulating medicinal marijuana operations in Colorado Springs. A six-month moratorium on new MMJ businesses with an under-the-wire amendment passed 6-2 Oct. 27 (Councilor Bill Murray was […]
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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. A lot can happen in two […]
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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 to go online within […]
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Staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation and the Congressional Budget Office released Wednesday its estimate of the direct spending and revenue effects for a revised American Health Care Act. According to the CBO, which provides nonpartisan budget and economic information to Congress, “H.R. 1628 would reduce the cumulative federal deficit over the 2017-2026 period […]
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Senator Cory Gardner last week sent a letter to Sylvia Burwell, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, “to inquire about the financial solvency of Colorado HealthOP and its ability to repay its federal loans.” Gardner said his inquiry was due to the “recent failures” of health insurance cooperatives around the country, to […]
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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 a lack of exposure and educational […]
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