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Post-election, here’s an agenda for the Legislature looking to 2015

Years ago, state legislator Ken Chlouber gave an eager aspirant to local office some tart words of advice. The candidate had bored Chlouber for 15 minutes as he described his brilliant and innovative plans for his city’s future, until Chlouber finally spoke. “Well, all those plans and ideas are fine,” he said, “but if you… Continue Reading Post-election, here’s an agenda for the Legislature looking to 2015

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Election dissection, from PPRDA to defense

In the aftermath of the 2014 election in El Paso County, we come away with some clear messages from voters and priorities for local leaders going forward. We already knew that the Pikes Peak region would go virtually all in with the nationwide Republican tidal wave. That much was obvious from the U.S. Senate race,… Continue Reading Election dissection, from PPRDA to defense

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Dispirited Democrats! Delighted Republicans! It was 2008 all over again, except this time the winners had an “R” after their names. A few dazed survivors were left to pick through the wreckage Tuesday night, including Michael Merrifield, Pete Lee and then, much later, Gov. John Hickenlooper, who somehow managed to come back from the dead… Continue Reading Pavlovian response prevails in stormwater vote

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It’s always fun to follow the continuing feud between Mayor Steve Bach’s administration and Council President Keith King’s five-person Council majority. King’s latest biblically-tinged letter to Bach, obtained by the Business Journal, starts off on a hopeful note. “City Council is willing…to come together and honor the Isaiah 2 mandate: ‘Turn our swords in plowshares… Continue Reading Back to business: Bach, Council still firing salvos at each other

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Democrats lose Senate, Congress

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Democrats lose Senate, Congress

Democrats will transfer complete control of the 114th U.S. Congress next year after Republicans added the Senate to its existing House majority on Election Day, Nov. 4. Colorado shifted from deep purple to slightly red, electing Republican U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner over incumbent Democrat Mark Udall with 49.4 percent of the vote, according to the Associated… Continue Reading Democrats lose Senate, Congress

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Today is final day to vote

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Today is final day to vote

Today is Election Day and the last opportunity to vote. Ballots must be dropped at a polling location by 7 p.m. Ballots mailed today will not be counted. Polling locations follow: Main Office El Paso County Clerk’s Office 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 2202 Colorado Springs North Branch El Paso County Clerk’s Office 8830 N… Continue Reading Today is final day to vote

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Vote stations open throughout El Paso County

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Vote stations open throughout El Paso County

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s office opened 11 additional voter service and polling centers throughout the county to help voters with the Nov. 4 General Election. The centers are in addition to the Citizens Service Center at 1675 Garden of the Gods Road. Voters may use any of the centers to obtain a… Continue Reading Vote stations open throughout El Paso County

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Governor debate to stream live

The fifth debate between Colorado governor candidates, Gov. John Hickenlooper and Bob Beauprez, tonight, Oct. 15, at the Gallogly Events Center on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus, will be streamed live on pbs.org/newshour/rundown/colorado-governors-debate/. The debate begins at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees must have tickets. The tickets are… Continue Reading Governor debate to stream live

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Ballots mailed this week for 2014 General Election

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office will mail approximately 333,866 ballots today, Oct. 13, to voters for the 2014 General Election, according to a news release. The ballot includes races for federal, state and county offices along with various state and local questions and issues. A copy of a sample ballot, ballot issue… Continue Reading Ballots mailed this week for 2014 General Election

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Mayor Bach unveils 2015 budget with some clever balancing

After months of dour predictions hinting that the 2015 city budget would incorporate as much as $6 million in cuts, Mayor Steve Bach unveiled his administration’s proposed budget Monday morning at the City Administration Building. There were no visible cuts. The 2015 general fund budget of $259 million is 3 percent higher than the 2014 budget.… Continue Reading Mayor Bach unveils 2015 budget with some clever balancing

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