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Regardless of blame, city needs peace treaty now

State Rep. Bob Gardner, himself a veteran of many political wars, doesn’t mind sharing his view of the battle going on now inside the Colorado Springs city government. “The mayor has fought with two successive Councils,” Gardner said of Steve Bach, “so the responsibility for fighting is the mayor’s.” The four-term state legislator was an… Continue Reading Regardless of blame, city needs peace treaty now

Colorado has $1.6 billion extra to spend this year, said House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland, and the state needs to devote dollars to rebuild infrastructure destroyed by this year’s flooding and wildfires. At a legislative breakfast sponsored by the Colorado Springs Business Journal, DelGrosso appeared as a panelist, along with Colorado Springs representatives Bob… Continue Reading Congeniality, not sparks, sets the mood at political breakfast

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Breakfast with the Journal: It’s political

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Speakers at the Oct. 16 Breakfast with the Journal probably won’t agree on much. Four politicians — two from the Springs and two from Denver — will weigh in on the upcoming 2014 Legislature, on what bills they support and what the last session accomplished. There’s little room for agreement from Republicans and Democrats. Republicans… Continue Reading Breakfast with the Journal: It’s political

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DENVER (AP) – Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter’s plan to eliminate about a dozen tax breaks to balance the state budget is off to a rocky start. Rep. Bob Gardner, a Republican from Colorado Springs, tried to block the tax breaks with a filibuster. Democrats retaliated by ruling him absent, forcing him to leave the committee… Continue Reading Colo. Republicans try to block tax break repeal

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