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Colorado could lose as much as $366 million in federal funding for education, clean water, law enforcement and other state or local services if Congress doesn’t stop sequestration efforts, according to the Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization. The House of Representatives passed a budget that would cut 22 percent of the… Continue Reading Budget cuts could take millions from state programs

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Gov. John Hickenlooper is asking for more federal help for communities affected by wildfires this summer. The governor sent a letter to President Barack Obama yesterday, seeking additional money.   “The current disaster declaration does not account for the significant infrastructure losses and repairs the communities directly incurred as a result of these wildfires,” the… Continue Reading Hickenlooper asks for more federal aid for wildfires

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  Senate leaders moved toward showdown votes Wednesday on rival Democratic and Republican plans for extending broad tax cuts that will otherwise expire in January.   In an announcement that seemed to surprise Democrats, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said on the Senate floor that he was accepting a Democratic offer to hold back-to-back… Continue Reading Senate ready for symbolic showdown on tax cuts

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  The outlook for the U.S. economy appeared dimmer Monday after a report that Americans spent less at retail businesses for a third straight month in June.   The report led some economists to downgrade their estimates for economic growth in the April-June quarter. Many now think the economy grew even less than in the… Continue Reading US economy appears weaker as retail sales slump

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U.S. employers advertised more jobs in May than April, a hopeful sign after three months of weak hiring. Job openings rose to a seasonally adjusted 3.6 million, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That’s up from 3.4 million in April. It’s also the second-highest level in nearly four years, just behind March’s 3.7 million.   Still,… Continue Reading U.S. job openings rose in May, good sign for hiring

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President Barack Obama is launching a push to extend tax cuts for the middle class, as he seeks to shift the election-year economic debate from the dismal jobs market to assertions that Republican rival Mitt Romney protects the rich.   Obama, in an address from the White House later Monday, will call on Congress to… Continue Reading Obama to push extension of middle-class tax cuts

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  A federal appeals court is upholding the first federal regulations to reduce the gases blamed for global warming.   The rules, which were challenged by industry groups and states, will reduce emissions of six heat-trapping gases from large industrial facilities, such as factories and power plants, as well as automobile tailpipes.   A three-judge… Continue Reading Federal court upholds EPA’s greenhouse gas rules

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  The Supreme Court struck down key provisions of Arizona’s crackdown on immigrants Monday but said a much-debated portion on checking suspects’ status could go forward.   The court did not throw out the state provision requiring police to check the immigration status of someone they suspect is in the United States illegally. Even there,… Continue Reading High court rejects part of Arizona immigration law

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The federal government is launching a $26 million challenge to manufacturers to foster innovation and job creation through public-private partnerships. The hope is the challenge will help entice private capital to projects that oculd promote cluster-based development in regions across the United States. The government wants to build on the momentum within the manufacturing sector,… Continue Reading Government launches $26 million innovation challenge

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The Colorado legislature passed a bill during its special session that aims to return the state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund to solvency. The bill will allow employers to borrow money at about 1.5 percent through bonds from private investors to pay federal debt in the fund. “Right now the unemployment insurance trust fund is about… Continue Reading Legislature passes bill to improve unemployment insurance

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