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Reform helps spur more Medicaid fraud busts

There’s good and bad news for the health care reforms passed last year (and which Republicans hope to decimate this year). First the good: Thanks to the law, a record amount of money was recovered from fraudulent Medicare claims last year. The Department of Health and Human Services recovered a total of $4 billion last… Continue Reading Reform helps spur more Medicaid fraud busts

Colorado voters on Tuesday soundly rejected three restrictive tax-and-debt ballot measures that analysts warned would spell economic gloom in the state for decades. Voters also defeated a proposal that opponents claimed would ban abortion. The tax-and-debt measures drew the most attention this year. Fearing anti-government sentiment would generate support among voters, business and political leaders… Continue Reading 60,61,101 and other tax-and-debt measures lose badly

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Gloom and despair – and a radically reduced state government – that’s what community leaders promised if Amendments 60 and 61,  and Proposition 10, all pass in November. An array of leaders from the business, legal and educational communities spoke at a rally this morning concerning the “devastating” effects that can be expected if amendments… Continue Reading Ballot initiatives would be devastating, local leaders say

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Qwest 1Q profit tumbles on tax charges

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Qwest Communications International Inc., which recently agreed to be acquired by a smaller phone company, on Wednesday said its first-quarter earnings tumbled 82 percent due to one-time tax charges. Its revenue fell 6.5 percent as customers continued to cancel land lines. Qwest, the country’s third-largest local phone company, said it earned $38 million, or 2… Continue Reading Qwest 1Q profit tumbles on tax charges

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Colo. lawmakers gear up for redistricting

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Colorado lawmakers are hoping to avoid the chaos that erupted in 2001 when the Republican-controlled House and Democratic-dominated Senate failed to agree on Colorado’s new congressional district. In 2002, a Denver District Court judge drew his own congressional map, saying lawmakers failed to do their jobs. In 2003, Republicans changed the law, telling courts how… Continue Reading Colo. lawmakers gear up for redistricting

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Peak Vista Community Health Centers opened a senior care clinic this week at 722 S. Wasatch St. It’s the second senior health clinic operated by the group, which focuses on the underserved and uninsured population in the Pikes Peak region. Peak Vista also operates an Immediate Care center at 2502 East Pikes Peak Ave. The new… Continue Reading Peak Vista opens 2nd senior clinic

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Spurred on by the then-booming economy during 2007, Colorado legislators and liberal interest groups were poised to load the 2008 ballot with revenue-enhancing proposals — or, less politely, new taxes. Interviewed by the Denver Post during October of 2007, then-House Speaker Andrew Romanoff said, “If I had to choose today between providing health care for… Continue Reading Days of red ink reckoning loom for foreseeable future

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Office Depot is offering free resume printing and faxing April 19 through May 30 at any of its 1,100 locations. Job hunters can print up to 25 single-sided pages of resumes, and fax to five domestic numbers, up to 25 pages total. Even before the offer, Office Depot representatives said rising unemployment rates have already… Continue Reading Office Depot offering free resume printing, faxing

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The Pikes Peak Workforce Center will receive $1.4 million from The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for its Summer Work Experience program. Youths, ages 16 to 24, can gain paid work experience, from May 1 to September 30. “We hope to create 300 work experiences this summer,” said Jeanne Cotter, spokeswoman for PPWFC.… Continue Reading Workforce Center gets stimulus money for youth job program

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Rain or shine, women will walk the talk

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Women who have their dream job and want to help others along the career path will unite with women who are entering the work force during the Junior League of Colorado Springs third annual Mentor Walk. The walk is scheduled for 8 a.m. May 2 at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Attendees will… Continue Reading Rain or shine, women will walk the talk

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