Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Colorado Political News Brief – 3.2.2011

Legislators to limit Pinnacol perks
State legislators are considering putting limits on how much Pinnacol Assurance executives can spend after an exorbitant California vacation last year….. Read More

Colorado Springs mayoral race in the home stretch
With less than two weeks until ballots start to go out in the mail, more than 400 people filled up the Fine Arts Center in downtown Colorado Springs to listen to the nine men vying to be the city’s first strong mayor….. Read More

Colorado election fraud case goes to grand jury
Subpoenas are being handed down to officials in Saguache County, where the incumbent county clerk and county commissioner initially lost on Nov. 2 only to see the results reversed three days later….. Read More

CPA professional requirement bill signed into law
Louisville Democratic Rep. Matt Jones’ bill modifying educational and professional-experience requirements for people to qualify as Certified Public Accountants in Colorado is now state law….. Read More

Bill would keep better track of scrap metal sales
The state House voted 61-4 Tuesday for a bill aimed at preventing scrap metal thefts. High prices for copper and other metals have led to a rash of metal thefts at construction sites, power grid stations and other locations….. Read More

Jeopardy’s ‘Watson’ defeats Congressman Jared Polis
At the finish, IBM supercomputer and “Jeopardy!” e-nonpareil Watson trounced four members of Congress tonight in a pitched battle of trivia. Only Rep. Rush Holt, a New Jersey Democrat and five-time “Jeopardy!“ winner, bested the machine….. Read More

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