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<em>Dear Editor,</em>
Your CSBJ editorial would have been more effectual had it been more factual. It’s a shame your defense of Big Government and illegal city taxes was published on Independence Day, which was sparked by a tax revolt against much lower colonial levies.
First, there are no “cuts” in the 10-year phase-out of the secret “substitute tax” the city now collects on utility bills. Continue Reading Enterprise reform petitions will benefit residents

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Douglas Bruce isn’t the cause

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<em>Dear Editor:
</em>RE: “Bruce Proposal would likely cause irreparable damage”
I have seen some wild stories and articles around stating that the sky would fall if Doug Bruce would succeed. This article is an out and out stretch of the truth.
Let’s look at what got us into this fix in the first place. Continue Reading Douglas Bruce isn’t the cause

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<em>Dear Editor:
</em>RE: “Why not ‘shift’ the focus to increasing the Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax?”<br>
The meeting and tourism industry has become a popular target for those hoping to raise funds to make up for budget shortfalls. It’s easy to think that it would be harmless to increase taxes and fees paid by visitors to our city and state. Continue Reading Increasing LART doesn’t make sense any way you look at it

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<em>Dear Editor:
</em>Thank you for the June 27 article on electronic or digital billboards or “Powerpoint on a Pole.” Your article serves as a useful “wake-up call” to alert the public about an outdoor advertising technology that is sure to affect many people, and affect them negatively based on experience locally and around the country. Continue Reading Minor public service options don’t balance major problems of electronic billboards

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<em>Dear Editor:
</em>The Pueblo Chieftain editorial board would like to clarify its position regarding the ongoing review of the proposed Southern Delivery System.
The comments come in response to a recent column and editorial in the Colorado Springs Business Journal calling for a negotiated settlement of the SDS proposal. Continue Reading Chieftain hasn’t changed it’s stance on SDS

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<em>Dear Editor:
</em>Please allow me to make clear a few points about the Colorado Division of Insurance.
The Division of Insurance is designed to help consumers understand insurance issues and get relief when they have been harmed by an insurance company. We work to help consumers make informed choices and avoid problems when they can. We also communicate with insurance companies on behalf of consumers to determine unfair treatment and to take steps to remedy those situations. Continue Reading The role of the Colorado Division of Insurance

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Dear Editor: It seems like everyone, with exception, is on Doug Bruce’s back. No one really ever seems to speak up for him. I will. This man who authored the Taxpayer Bill of Rights has saved the taxpayers of Colorado not only millions or tens of millions, but hundreds of millions of dollars. Every taxpayer,… Continue Reading Defending Doug Bruce and thanking him for all that he has done

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<em>Dear Editor:
</em>I am writing in response to comments made in the “Financial planning trends toward fee-only services” article in the April 25 issue.
I am constantly amazed (and saddened) by the capacity of some individuals in my industry (financial services) to obscure and cloud issues. Continue Reading One-size-fits-all not always best when it comes to financial advice

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Keeping USOC benefits everyone

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<em>Dear Editor:
</em>The historic decision made by the U.S. Olympic Committee to commit its future to Colorado Springs is gratifying for virtually every segment of our city’s residents, and a rich gift for the quality of life in our community.
It is a watershed for our city and the Pikes Peak region because the mission, ideals and dreams of the USOC mesh perfectly with so many of those shared by our vibrant, positive and value-driven community and state. Continue Reading Keeping USOC benefits everyone

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<em><em>Dear Editor:
</em>Re: Wayne Six’s letter to the editor, March 21</em>
Democrats are bad for the country; they are not pro-business and are beholden to unions.
The question I have is: In a free market, absent unions and government regulation, do labor and business work on a level playing field? Continue Reading View of Democrats, the economy and politics a bit skewed

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