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Tax refunds could be a month’s salary for some

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Some Americans could see equivalent to a month’s salary in federal tax refunds this year. The nation’s taxpayers will receive an estimated $230 billion in federal tax refunds this year, according to the American Tax & Financial Center at TurboTax. The refunds will be welcome, especially for the estimated 40 percent of U.S. households living… Continue Reading Tax refunds could be a month’s salary for some

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Pinnacol Board of Directors Vice Chairman John Plotkin says he and CEO Ken Ross came to a mutual decision that now is a good time for Ross to resign from the workman’s compensation company, the Denver Business Journal reports. Plotkin also says the company,  a quasi-governmental agency, seeks to improve its strained relationship with lawmakers… Continue Reading Pinnacol CEO resigns, board to ‘firm up’ relationship with lawmakers

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A coalition of local business, community leaders and elected officials are trying to secure a $19.8 million appropriation to federal legislation that provides disaster assistance related to Hurricane Sandy and Fort Collins High Park fire. They say the money is sorely needed to aid with lingering Waldo Canyon fire recovery efforts. Organizations included in the local effort include the Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Springs lobbying for $20 million under Hurricane Sandy federal relief package

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In response to recent mass shootings, one of which took place in Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper unveiled an $18.5 million plan to strengthen the state’s mental health services and support system. “For the past five months, in response to the Aurora shooting, we have been working to expand mental health care and services across Colorado,”… Continue Reading Governor creates $18.5 million plan to address mental health needs

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While Colorado Springs is still undecided about retail marijuana, the El Paso County Board of Commissioners seems to be set to do something immediately. The group will vote on two marijuana-related items tomorrow at its regular meeting: a resolution that will ban the possession, consumption, use or display of marijuana on county property and the… Continue Reading County officials meeting tomorrow to discuss marijuana ban

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The Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority is seeking a volunteer to serve on its citizen advisory committee. The committee provides recommendations to the PPRTA board of directors about budgets, contracts and project implementation. Committee members must live in Colorado Springs, unincorporated El Paso County, Manitou Springs, Green Mountain Falls or Ramah. Members must be able… Continue Reading PPRTA board seeks volunteer for advisory committee

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Colorado has received a $2.9 million grant from the federal government’s “Race to the Top: Early Learning Challenge.” The money will be used during the next four years to accelerate the state’s plan to improve school readiness. The money will increase access to high-quality early learning programs and help develop the capacity of those people,… Continue Reading Colorado receives $29.9 million ‘Race to Top’ grant

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Gessler to hold elections meeting in Springs

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Secretary of State Scott Gessler will be in Colorado Springs tomorrow as part of his “election integrity” listening tour, to collect comment about the November general election. The meeting is scheduled from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the El Paso County clerk and recorder’s office, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road. Free parking is available.… Continue Reading Gessler to hold elections meeting in Springs

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Colorado Springs Rep. Pete Lee will be the vice chairman of the House Judiciary Committee when the Colorado General Assembly reconvenes in January. Lee will serve as deputy to Rep. Daniel Kagan, a Democrat from Cherry Hills Village on the committee, which reviews proposed legislation regarding Colorado’s courts and judges, the state constitution and statures,… Continue Reading Lee to serve as vice chairman of House Judiciary Committee

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Colorado needs fiscal and constitutional reforms, according to TBD Colorado, a group set up by Gov. John Hickenlooper to encourage civic engagement in solving the state’s problems. “Our state has endless positive potential,” said TBD Colorado Board Chairman Greg Maffei. “Important, forward-facing actions and decisions must be made to ensure a vibrant future. Analysts from… Continue Reading TBD Colorado: State needs fiscal, constitutional reforms

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