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Calling for private citizen and business community participation to build a better Colorado Springs, City Manager Lorne Kramer addressed a receptive audience of 200 Economic Development Corporation (EDC) members, politicians, nonprofit leaders and media representatives on Thursday, July 11 at the Colorado Hall. On hand for the event were new Deputy City Manager, Dave Nickerson… Continue Reading City Manager outlines key issues for community heavy-hitters

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Councilman Charles Wingate has a partner in his efforts to rid Colorado Springs of what he believes is excessive tax and wasteful spending. Meet anti-tax crusader Douglas Bruce, someone not unknown in the tax abatement arena. Wingate unsuccessfully floated several proposed tax cuts before the city council a few weeks ago, and now, with Bruce,… Continue Reading City councilman has support in effort to cut taxes

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Chamber of commerce endorses congressmen

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Senator Wayne Allard and Congressman Joel Hefley have won the support of the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce in their reelection bids. “Based on their consistent and strong voting records in Congress and regular contact with them, the Chamber’s Political Action Committee (PAC) forwarded its recommendations to the Board of Directors for their approval… Continue Reading Chamber of commerce endorses congressmen

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Gov. discusses transportation with rotary groups

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Cone zones and barricades are going to be part of Colorado’s freeway landscape for a long time if Gov. Bill Owens gets his $11.1 billion highway budget through the state legislature. Owens told members of local Rotary groups meeting in Colorado Springs last week that Colorado will need that much money if it’s not going… Continue Reading Gov. discusses transportation with rotary groups

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Democrats redistricting plan approved by court

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Colorado Democrats are celebrating a Denver District Court ruling that chose their redistricting plan over one submitted by Republicans – one they hope will give them another vote in Congress. Republicans initially warned that Democrats shouldn’t get too giddy – it was possible the ruling would be appealed, perhaps overturned. That appeal appears unlikely, however,… Continue Reading Democrats redistricting plan approved by court

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In his address at the Jan. 28 EDC luncheon, held at the Broadmoor International Center, Bill Hybl, Chairman and CEO of El Pomar Foundation, provided a brief look into his work as U.S. Representative to the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly and as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Hybl gave a warm… Continue Reading CO man plays role in history as appointee to U.N.

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A lawsuit filed against the city doesn’t seem to present a conflict of interest for an asset manager who is running for City Council, despite concerns to the contrary. “If it was, I’d recuse myself,” said Kevin Butcher, who is running for a seat on City Council representing District 2, the northeast section of Colorado… Continue Reading City Council candidate involved in city lawsuit

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The procedure for filing reports about campaign donations and expenditures began as a muddy puddle for some City Council candidates, but time has settled the churning waters. In a previous article, The Business Journal reported that some candidates were confused by the filing requirements due to the city’s adoption of the Fair Campaign and Practices… Continue Reading City clerk reluctant to punish late campaign filers

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Mardi Gras may be over and done, but the City Council candidates’ party has just begun. Tom Gallagher withdrew his bid for the at-large seat on City Council and is endorsing former opponent Tim Pleasant. Gallagher made the March 9 deadline for dropping out of the City Council race. However, the ballots were sent to… Continue Reading Withdrawn City Council candidate will be on ballot (4795)

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Mardi Gras may be over and done, but the City Council candidates’ party has just begun. Tom Gallagher withdrew his bid for the at-large seat on City Council and is endorsing former opponent Tim Pleasant. Gallagher made the March 9 deadline for dropping out of the City Council race. However, the ballots were sent to… Continue Reading Withdrawn City Council candidate will be on ballot

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