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Colorado Parks and Wildlife is developing the Cheyenne Mountain State Park management plan and is asking for public input into the decision-making process. The park service will hold a public meeting 5:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 29 at Cheyenne Mountain Junior High School, 1200 W. Cheyenne Road. The park’s management plan is expected to be… Continue Reading State holds public hearing about future of Cheyenne Mountain State Park

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Tuesday last day for state tax amnesty

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Today is the deadline for Colorado taxpayers who are behind on their taxes to pay up and avoid penalties under the state’s tax amnesty program. Under the Colorado Department of Revenue’s program, most delinquent tax payers can avoid penalties and pay half the interest on past due taxes. The department reported a surge of calls… Continue Reading Tuesday last day for state tax amnesty

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A new congressional district map chosen by a Denver judge paves the way for big spending on high-profile races next year because Democrats will have a chance to unseat two Republican incumbents, political analysts said Friday. Democrats would get a huge boost from the new boundaries for the 6th Congressional District represented by Rep. Mike… Continue Reading Colorado a ‘super battleground’ with new districts

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State wants insurance company to cut severance

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Colorado wants top executives at the state-chartered workers’ compensation insurance fund to waive big severance payments if the quasi-state agency is privatized. Gov. John Hickenlooper and Pinnacol Assurance are negotiating over a proposal to privatize the insurer. Past efforts to strike a deal have failed in disputes over the company’s value. The proposed deal calls… Continue Reading State wants insurance company to cut severance

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Gov. to consider Pinnacol restructuring

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A task force will examine the options to restructure Pinnacol Assurance, the state’s workers’ compensation insurance provider. Gov. John Hickenlooper asked the agency to provide options for the future, and the company suggested becoming a private company. Under current law, it is a quasi-public organization with oversight by the legislature. “One of our chief concerns… Continue Reading Gov. to consider Pinnacol restructuring

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Colorado voters were deciding a crucial test for schools Tuesday in the nation’s only statewide tax question on ballots this fall. The proposal to increase income taxes and sales taxes for five years to raise nearly $3 billion to shore up schools buffeted by years of budget cuts was far from certain. Some considered it… Continue Reading Schools tax headlines off-year elections in Colo.

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For the last two years, the economic indicators for the Western region have advanced above the neutral zone of 50.0 – thanks in no small part to the growth in energy, exports and agriculture. The Mountain States region includes Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, and that region is performing above the national average, according to the… Continue Reading Mountain states economy growing faster than nation’s

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Secretary of State Scott Gessler is slashing fees on business filings to boost jobs. Gessler said Thursday the state already has some of the lowest fees in the nation. The new fees will be effective Nov. 1. The biggest cut will be for nonprofit organizations, which are being cut from $50 to $20. Several other… Continue Reading Colorado Secretary of State slashes business fees

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The state has revoked the license of a Texas-based securities brokerage firm, according to the Colorado Banking and Securities Commission. O&G Securities was sanctioned as a result of a state investigation that alleged the company was illegally offering unregistered securities to Colorado investors. One of its principals, Mary Martha Simpson, also had her license revoked.… Continue Reading State revokes license of Texas securities company

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Local law enforcement officials will hold a prescription drug take back event Saturday, said Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. “Prescription drug abuse is one of the fastest growing problems facing Colorado today,” Suthers said. “This take-back effort and partnership between the Drug Enforcement Administration and local law enforcement across the state will help keep these… Continue Reading Prescription drug take back scheduled for Saturday

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