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Local voters pass taxes for sheriff, PPRTA, retain commissioners

El Paso County voters returned nearly all incumbents to their positions, voted to remove extra terms for commissioners and gave both the sheriff and the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority the tax money they asked for in years to come. They also gave the county two Democratic members of the state House, with Pete Lee… Continue Reading Local voters pass taxes for sheriff, PPRTA, retain commissioners

  A dispute over mailing ballots to inactive voters in Colorado is headed for a public hearing Monday.   Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler is considering a new rule to ban election clerks from automatically sending mail-in ballots to inactive voters. He says sending ballots to inactive voters invites fraud.   Democrats say voters… Continue Reading Colorado may tighten rules for inactive voters

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Voters say that creating jobs and strengthening manufacturing are top U.S. priorities, according to a poll of focus groups conducted by a bipartisan team of prominent Republican and Democratic pollsters. By a sizeable margin, voters rated manufacturing as the industry “most important to the overall strength of the American economy,” and support a national strategy… Continue Reading Voters: Jobs and manufacturing are top priorities

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An El Paso County representative has received one of the lowest scores for her votes for conservation and the environment. And a state senator from the area earned the highest score. According to the Colorado Conservation Voters 2012 scorecard, Rep. Marsh Looper only voted in favor of environmental or conservation legislation 8 percent of the… Continue Reading El Paso legislators receive lowest, highest marks for conservation votes

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During a low-key ceremony, city and hospital officials signed the official documents for the proposed Memorial Health System lease to the University of Colorado Health. Committee members chosen specifically for the task – Councilors Merv Bennett, Brandy Williams. Jan Martin and City Attorney Chris Melcher – signed on behalf of the city, while UCH CEO… Continue Reading Officials sign paperwork for Memorial lease

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City officials describe the proposed Memorial Health System lease with University of Colorado Health as a “blockbuster” deal. “We spent hours negotiating this lease, and I really believe it’s better than anything we expected,” said Merv Bennett, one of the city council members who served on the negotiating team, which Bennett  said  team met for hours… Continue Reading City releases details of proposed Memorial Health System lease

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