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Quick: What’s the best economic news for Colorado Springs in the past month or two? Let’s see, Quantum announced it would cut 170 of the 305 jobs from its manufacturing operation here, but that’s better than a total shutdown. No? OK, the state economic development commission will consider Colorado Springs’ application for sales-tax rebates to… Continue Reading Time has come for new faces and personalities

Defense civilian furloughs cut to six days

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Civilian employees inside the Department of Defense are getting a reprieve from the furloughs in place since July 8. In a statement released Tuesday, the DoD announced it was reducing furloughs from 11 days to six. Locally, more than 6,000 people have been affected by the furlough days – civilian employees at the Air Force… Continue Reading Defense civilian furloughs cut to six days

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Eight local businesses have teamed with the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance to offer discounts on Fridays through the end of the fiscal year to the federal civilian employees who are currently being furloughed. The furloughs were part of the Budget Control Act, which requires nearly every federal worker to take 11 days of unpaid… Continue Reading Local businesses ease furlough’s financial pinch

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Lamborn asks for furlough expemptions

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Colorado Congressman Doug Lamborn sent an appeal to the Department of Defense today: exempt any civilian worker affected by the Black Forest fire from the federal furloughs. Lamborn sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, noting that the Air Force granted exemptions to workers who lost homes in the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma.… Continue Reading Lamborn asks for furlough expemptions

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Fort Carson warns of civilian furloughs

With sequestration taking effect in a matter of days, Fort Carson is preparing to instigate necessary cuts issued by the Department of Defense. The DOD told Congress that civilian workers could face a furlough of up to 22 days beginning in late April. The move affects 3,000 civilian workers at the Army post, but is… Continue Reading Fort Carson warns of civilian furloughs

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In the event that Colorado Springs voters fail to approve a proposed mill levy increase during the Nov. 3 election, the city will have to make many painful choices. Will council implement furloughs and layoffs, close the Pioneers Museum and city recreation centers, and put the city park system on “life support”? We don’t know.… Continue Reading Postponing inevitable is what got us to where we are now

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