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Fuel tax sends Colorado road officials to DC

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Colorado highway and transportation officials are headed to Washington to fight for an extension of the federal fuel tax. Congress must extend the tax or it expires Sept. 30. The Colorado Department of Transportation receives nearly $400 million a year from the federal fuel tax. Officials from of the Colorado Transportation Commission, the Denver Regional… Continue Reading Fuel tax sends Colorado road officials to DC

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State insurance website offers premium answers

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A new health insurance website launched today from the Colorado Division of Insurance hopes to answer the questions about the cost of health insurance — questions that plague Coloradans, officials said. “This new website will help arm consumers with the facts on what drives the cost of health insurance premiums, how to shop smart for… Continue Reading State insurance website offers premium answers

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AG files complaint against second Fla. firm

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The Colorado attorney general has filed a complaint against a Florida-based company suspected of engaging in unregistered debt management services for Colorado consumers. Consumer and Business Debt Counseling services is suspected of providing back end debt management services for the Johnson Law Group, another Orlando, Fla.-based company that, earlier this year, the state has filed… Continue Reading AG files complaint against second Fla. firm

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Colorado State Land Board auction sets record

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he Colorado State Land Board’s latest oil and gas lease auction has set a state record for per-acre bid prices. Results posted online for the State Land Board’s auction Aug. 18 show Contex Energy Co. bid $5,850 per acre for a 320-acre parcel in Weld County, which amounts to $1.87 million for the tract. That… Continue Reading Colorado State Land Board auction sets record

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Helping the East Coast recover from Hurricane Irene will test the military’s new plan to avoid the chaos that plagued the response to Hurricane Katrina. The Defense Department says National Guard officers have been appointed as “dual-status commanders” to direct both active-duty and Guard troops helping civilian officials in New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina… Continue Reading Irene tests military’s revamped disaster response

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CDOT refinances bonds, refunds $106M

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The state Department of Transportation refunded nearly $106 million of the transportation revenue bonds it issued in 2004 to accelerate projects across the state. The money was available when CDOT refinanced the bonds, which have an average interest rate of 1.42 percent. The interest on the original bonds ranged from 3.6 percent to 3.7 percent… Continue Reading CDOT refinances bonds, refunds $106M

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Nick Kittle has been chosen to be the city’s innovation and sustainability manager, reporting to chief of staff Steve Cox. It’s the second new position created by Steve Bach since he became mayor this spring. Kittle’s new job is to streamline many of the city’s processes and policies, making it easier and more efficient for… Continue Reading Kittle takes on job to make city more efficient

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Suthers, Polis debate legalizing marijuana

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Colorado’s most prominent politicians for and against legalizing marijuana are talking about the question today in Vail. Democratic Rep. Jared Polis and Republican Attorney General John Suthers are among the participants in a discussion at the Vail Symposium. Polis says the federal government should end marijuana prohibition and let states decide whether to allow the… Continue Reading Suthers, Polis debate legalizing marijuana

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Colo. fee holiday for out-of state businesses

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Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler is offering a fee holiday for out-of-state businesses. For three months starting Sept. 1, the Secretary of State will temporarily reduce fees from $125 to $1. The Secretary of State’s office is almost exclusively funded through business filing fees, but he says his office can absorb the fee reduction… Continue Reading Colo. fee holiday for out-of state businesses

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Two California companies are no longer allowed to sell securities in Colorado after Colorado Securities Commissioner Fred Joseph issued a final cease-and-desist order against them. Energy and Environment Investments, it’s manager, Energy and Environment Inc., the president, CEO and manager of both companies, Amir Sandari and their sales agent, all of Costa Mesa, Calif., were… Continue Reading California companies sanctioned for securities violations

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