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Legislators push education funding, disaster recovery, economic security

On opening day of the 2014 legislative session, the speaker of the state House of Representatives outlined an agenda that focuses on three goals: • Helping Coloradans recover from the floods and wildfires we suffered in 2013 • Enhancing the economic security of all Coloradans • Strengthening our education system to better prepare our students… Continue Reading Legislators push education funding, disaster recovery, economic security

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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Business ideas needed for 2014 General Assembly

In last week’s Business Journal, state Rep. Pete Lee asked business leaders to send him ideas for legislation for the next session of the General Assembly. In the article,  Lee asked business leaders to contact him with any ideas for legislation to help improve the state and local economy. “If there’s a regulation that you… Continue Reading Business ideas needed for 2014 General Assembly

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Walking the neighborhoods of House District 18 and listening to my constituents in western El Paso County, it is clear that jobs and the economy remain the top issues of concern. Even as we rebound from the Great Recession, too many businesses are struggling and too many people are still unemployed or underemployed. I am… Continue Reading Innovative business ideas needed for 2014 Legislature

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Editorial: Lawmaker asking for business input

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During state Rep. Pete Lee’s successful campaign for a second term in the Legislature, he emphasized the fact that he strongly supported the Colorado Springs business community and wanted to help local companies, large and small, in any way he could. Despite facing a stern Republican challenge from Jennifer George in House District 18, Lee… Continue Reading Editorial: Lawmaker asking for business input

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