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Survey: Voters want end to sequestration

Four out of five likely voters in critical background states want leaders to find an alternative to sequestration budget cuts before the November election. That’s the word from a Harris Interactive poll performed for the Aerospace Industries Association. “We’ve always known sequestration is bad policy,” said AIA President and CEO Marion Blakey. “This survey shows… Continue Reading Survey: Voters want end to sequestration

Colorado could lose as much as $366 million in federal funding for education, clean water, law enforcement and other state or local services if Congress doesn’t stop sequestration efforts, according to the Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization. The House of Representatives passed a budget that would cut 22 percent of the… Continue Reading Budget cuts could take millions from state programs

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As the tourism industry starts to take stock of the damage from the Waldo Canyon fire, another sector of the Springs economy is bracing for a firestorm of a political nature — sequestration legislation that could cut billions more from aerospace and defense companies. About 45 percent of the Springs’ economy comes from defense contractors… Continue Reading Defense industries track possible budgetary cuts

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Postal workers plan rally in Colorado against cuts

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Postal Service employees plan to rally at Colorado Springs City Hall and other Colorado communities next week to warn about the impact of proposed cuts. The Communications Workers of America Union’s Denver chapter says the rally on Tuesday is part of a national effort seeking support for congressional action to shore up the struggling agency.… Continue Reading Postal workers plan rally in Colorado against cuts

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Groups protest cuts to NASA, NOAA

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The 2012 appropriations bill – still being debated in Congress – has substantial cuts both to NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, prompting calls of concern from aviation and aerospace groups. Continue Reading Groups protest cuts to NASA, NOAA

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Colorado state budget might face more cuts

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Colorado might face still more budget cuts if the federal government doesn’t come through with additional money for Medicaid. The state was so sure Congress would pass a six-month extension of Medicaid help to the states, the $211 million was included in the budget. But now, political fortunes have changed and congressional Democrats are hesitant… Continue Reading Colorado state budget might face more cuts

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 During a lengthy and sometimes contentious budget markup session yesterday, City Council gave tentative approval to multiple cost-cutting and revenue generating proposals aimed at balancing next year’s budget. The measures included: Turning off thousands of streetlights, and letting others go dark for estimated savings of $1.3 million. Eliminating the vendor fee that compensates merchants for… Continue Reading City budget: The party’s over – turn out the lights

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