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Herman Trend Alert:

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As the labor market continues to tighten, employers will intensify their competitive search for qualified workers. They will seek competent, experienced, dependable people with a strong work ethic and proven ability to take care of business. Employers will be eager to hire skilled workers who understand the true meaning of customer service, who can communicate… Continue Reading Herman Trend Alert:

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For several decades, the City Code made it the responsibility of property owners to maintain, repair and reconstruct broken sidewalks, curbs and gutters abutting their property. The goal was to have the property owners absorb these costs, rather than placing the burden on the city’s general fund. This has helped to minimize property tax levels… Continue Reading City takes over responsibility for curb, gutter and sidewalks

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Issue 200 just doesn't make sense

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Voters will be asked Tuesday to decide whether the City Charter should be amended to prevent planning, building, funding or financing a convention center without prior approval by the electorate. On its face, Issue 200 seems fairly reasonable. Too many politicians for too long took too many liberties with and squandered taxpayers’ dollars, so seeking… Continue Reading Issue 200 just doesn't make sense

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Paying for Transportation

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Editor’s note: In December, the University of Denver announced the formation of the Colorado Economic Futures Panel to analyze the state’s fiscal situation and provide a platform for informed discussion and possible solutions. Sixteen business and civic leaders from across the state comprise the panel, including Dick Celeste, president of Colorado College. This is part… Continue Reading Paying for Transportation

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Proponents of a city-owned downtown convention center, unable to sell their cockamamie scheme on its merits, are now trying to persuade citizens they shouldn’t have the right to vote on such a project. Tom James writes in the March 16 CSBJ that Issue 200 will hamstring Colorado Springs’ ability to plan for a convention center… Continue Reading Approval of Issue 200 in best interest of taxpayers

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A Colorado Test

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Editor’s note: In December, the University of Denver announced the formation of the Colorado Economic Futures Panel to analyze the state’s fiscal situation and provide a platform for informed discussion and possible solutions. Sixteen business and civic leaders from across the state comprise the panel, including Dick Celeste, president of Colorado College. This is the… Continue Reading A Colorado Test

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Transportation travesty

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Dear Editor: We recently learned that the U.S. House of Representatives authorized new transportation spending of $284 billion. Colorado Springs, El Paso County and the 5th Congressional District of Colorado were for the most part left out. Of 3,100 “high priority” projects nationwide and 18 for Colorado that were listed in H.R. 3 (Report No.… Continue Reading Transportation travesty

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HB 1262 will ensure care for those in need

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Dear Editor: Community health centers are the main source of primary care for low-income working Coloradoans. Nearly half of community health center patients have no public or private health insurance and depend heavily on the clinics within Colorado communities for affordable and quality health care. House Bill 1262 will ensure that 19 percent of the… Continue Reading HB 1262 will ensure care for those in need

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ISSUE 200 Just say No

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In the April city election, you will have the opportunity to vote on a proposal to amend the City Charter to prohibit the city from “planning, building, funding, or financing a convention center” unless a majority of voters gives prior approval to the complete project at a regular or special municipal election. If passed, the… Continue Reading ISSUE 200 Just say No

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A number of trends are converging to heighten sensitivity to the future. Perhaps the most significant trend is a noticeable tendency for people to take back control of the management of their careers. People also want more control over other aspects of their lives and we see signs that consumers are becoming more demanding. As… Continue Reading Herman Trend Alert: Increasing Attention to Trends

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