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Making hard choices a valuable exercise

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Some folks shrug off the wastefulness as acceptable – as part of the transaction costs whenever government is involved – and continue to support bigger government and more taxes. Others, like me, want to see every ounce of fat and gristle cut and want government confined to certain core functions before we’ll consider digging any deeper. Continue Reading Making hard choices a valuable exercise

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This constant tension is the dynamic of capitalism. Is it a dynamic we want for all services? Do we want the free market to replace health inspections? If people get sick from eating at a restaurant they will stop going there, the business will close and no longer make people sick. Now, who wants to be among the consumers who get sick in order to let the market work? Continue Reading Low taxes don’t always translate into great community

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My research about the role of nonprofits in the United States has impressed me. According to data from the Nonprofit Almanac 2007, compared to other sectors of the national economy, the nonprofit sector accounts for 5.2 percent of gross domestic product and 8.3 percent of wages and salaries paid in the United States. Volunteerism generated $65 million. Continue Reading Breaking stereotypes about the U.S and American experience in nonprofit management

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Recently conducted research shows that area residents are concerned that resources and services have not kept pace with the region’s growing population and demands. Our community has grown up, yet we are forced to govern like a small town, limited by our revenue infrastructure. Continue Reading CEG working to provide sustainable solutions for community challenges

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Steps to creating a welcoming work environment

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Adopting these approaches takes time, and steps toward an inclusive environment might need to be incremental. Whether your organization is on the fast-track or not, putting into action your values about equality will generate rewards in the near- and long-term. Continue Reading Steps to creating a welcoming work environment

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Many employers believe the ultimate secret to retaining employees is offering more money; however, studies continually show that while money is important — and may be the first answer given in an exit interview — it’s rarely the No. 1 reason for leaving a company. Continue Reading Why good employees leave – and how to retain more of them

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As China looms, we must protect our patents

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However, the White House and many industry groups, including pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, believe elements of the bill are terribly flawed. Critics say the bill picks industry sector winners and losers, creating a two-tier approach to justice in the event of litigation. Continue Reading As China looms, we must protect our patents

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Partners in Philanthropy

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Awards were presented at the Eighth Annual Partners in Philanthropy luncheon on Oct. 29 to honor local organizations and individuals for their philanthropic contributions in five categories. The award-winners were nominated based on their volunteer and financial support of nonprofit organizations in Colorado Springs. Continue Reading Partners in Philanthropy

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Colorado voters approved Amendment 41 during November 2006, but many have since learned they were misled by the innocent title, Ethics in Government.
Since then, various government officials, including the Colorado attorney general, have attempted to interpret the amendment’s reach. Continue Reading Amendment 41 constitutionally flawed on several fronts

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Amendment 41: Colorado’s ethics challenge

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Last November, Colorado joined the groundswell for higher ethical standards in government by passing Amendment 41 with more than 62 percent of the vote. Earlier this month, President George W. Bush signed into law the most comprehensive ethics reform bill since the Watergate era.
Colorado is not unique in its approach to ethics — seven states have zero-tolerance gift bans from lobbyists to elected officials. Continue Reading Amendment 41: Colorado’s ethics challenge

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