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Business Alliance moves forward with action plan from D.C. visit

Creating regional partnerships could mean the difference between losing jobs and successful economic policy. Continue Reading Business Alliance moves forward with action plan from D.C. visit

It’s been about a year since lobbyist Elise Pickering was hired for an annual salary of $100,000 to represent the Pikes Peak region in Washington, D.C. Since then, there has been little tangible progress and few federal dollars have made their way to Colorado Springs. But no one seems to be concerned. The public/private consortium… Continue Reading After first year, lobbyist’s work just beginning

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Question: How does a lobbyist sleep? Answer: First he lies on one side and then he lies out the other. OK, so everyone knows there’s no shortage of lobbyist jokes out there. And now that a lobbying firm has been hired by a group of locals that includes the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, I… Continue Reading High hopes for Springs’ lobbyist in Washington

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Below is a collection of blog entries chronicling the Chamber of Commerce’s annual trip to Washington, D.C., which lasted Sept. 27-30. Sept. 27: Trip focuses on building relationships About 70 business and community leaders left the Springs this morning for the nation’s capital for an annual trip designed to focus Washington’s attention on the Pikes… Continue Reading Chamber trip to D.C.: Relationships, lobbyists and health care

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A joint House and Senate ethics committee is meeting to hear a complaint against a lobbyist after a Colorado lawmaker says he the lobbyist threatened him. Rep. Wes McKinley, a Democrat from Walsh, says lobbyist Nate Gorman shook his fist and “threatened to cut out my lying tongue” during confrontations over McKinley’s bill that would… Continue Reading Hearing scheduled on complaint against lobbyist

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Publisher’s opinion: Who needs a lobbyist?

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A lobbyist. That’s all I wanted for Christmas, remember? And the Monday morning after my letter to Santa appeared in this space, a lobbyist contacted me and wanted to meet with a group from the city a couple of days later. The group gathered in the CSBJ office, with representatives from the Colorado Springs Chamber… Continue Reading Publisher’s opinion: Who needs a lobbyist?

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