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Morse elected majority leader

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DENVER- The Colorado Senate majority unanimously elected Sen. John Morse (D-Colorado Springs) Senate majority leader.

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Congress.org released its annual Congressional “power rankings” today, and it wasn’t particularly good news for the Colorado delegation. Colorado Democrats, with the exception of Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Denver), were judged to be at best mediocre, while Colorado Republicans were at or near the bottom of the list. Criteria used in compiling the list included position,… Continue Reading Colorado’s Congressional power rank, mediocre

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DNC could mean business for Springs

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When the Democratic National Convention comes to Denver in August, there could be something in it for Springs’ small businesses. With more than 1,500 events scheduled – and only a handful hosted by the DNC – many events need planners, entertainers and caterers. To make it easier for out-of-town guests, the local host committee allows… Continue Reading DNC could mean business for Springs

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Seeking vendors, volunteers for Dem conventions

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Experience Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak is hosting a free seminar for businesses and individuals interested in being vendors or volunteers at the Democratic State Convention and the Democratic National Convention. The seminar is scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Pikes Peak Center, Studio Bee, 190 S. Cascade Ave. For more information… Continue Reading Seeking vendors, volunteers for Dem conventions

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Dems to vote on stimulus package

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The Associated Press Senate Democrats will move today to add to a $150 billion economic stimulus package that includes rebates for senior citizens living on Social Security and an extension of unemployment benefits. The action will likely set up a clash with the White House and House leaders who are pushing a narrower package. As… Continue Reading Dems to vote on stimulus package

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Hybl, Williams tapped by Romney Campaign

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The Colorado for Mitt Romney presidential campaign just added nine new leaders from Colorado, including Colorado Springs’ own Kyle Hybl and Wayne Williams. Hybl is a University of Colorado Regent and El Pomar Foundation vice president and general counsel, and Williams is an El Paso County Commissioner. They will join Republican leaders like U.S. Senator… Continue Reading Hybl, Williams tapped by Romney Campaign

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Cripple Creek mayor, casino might be too close

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Cripple Creek’s newest casino, the Wildwood, is scheduled to open during April, but American Gaming Group doesn’t yet have a gaming license and concerns are being raised about the town’s recently elected mayor being in charge of the $75 million construction project. Mayor Dan Baader denies that there is any conflict between his responsibilities to… Continue Reading Cripple Creek mayor, casino might be too close

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John Morse appointed to Joint Budget Committee

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Senate Democrats played a game of musical chairs today, and when the music stopped, Colorado Springs found itself with representation on the Joint Budget Committee. Democrats selected John Morse of Colorado Springs to fill a seat on the JBC. The leadership shakeup follows the resignation of former Senate President Joan Fitzgerald, who resigned two days… Continue Reading John Morse appointed to Joint Budget Committee

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Bonds pass in Denver, Springs needs money

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Denver voters recently passed half a billion dollars worth of bond initiatives, including $70 million to pay for reconstruction of Boettcher Concert hall. So why does Colorado Springs have to moan and groan over even the slightest tax increase? Everyone around here knows that one of the biggest hurdles to getting any tax increase passed… Continue Reading Bonds pass in Denver, Springs needs money

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Panel pressing for FDA recall authority

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An advisory commission is urging Congress and President George Bush to give the Food and Drug Administration authority institute product recalls instead of only being able urge business to do so. The commission was formed in July after a number tainted products such as dog food, toys and toothpaste were recalled. The panel is also… Continue Reading Panel pressing for FDA recall authority

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