Thursday, April 7, 2011

Colorado Political News Brief – 4.7.2011

Czelatdko wins in a Squeaker
Political newcomer Lisa Czelatdko clinched victory a little after 7 p.m. Wednesday in a tight race for the District 3 seat on the Colorado Springs City Council, edging Michael Merrifield by 338 votes. Czelatdko finished with a mere .7 percent edge out of the 19,942 votes cast in the race….. Read More

Boulder seeks 15 people to tell them how to spend their money
Exactly how the city of Boulder should spend their limited resources amid growing capital needs is a big question, and one that the city manager wants some help answering before the City Council likely goes to voters this fall to ask for up to $60 million in capital-improvement bonds….. Read More

Legislators are still fighting over tax breaks
One day after Colorado’s Senate president intimated that tax breaks included in a budget deal would be the only ones passing this year, the House gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a measure that would put a two-year timeout on the business personal property tax assessed on new equipment….. Read More

Udall’s Amendment to end Unemployment Benefits for Millionaires clears hurdle
Wednesday, Mark Udall announced that legislation he introduced with U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), which would end unemployment payments to jobless millionaires, cleared its first hurdle in the Senate. Senators voted 100-0 to add it as an amendment to small business legislation being debated this week….. Read More

Colorado’s Bipartisan Help for Small Businesses
U.S. Reps. Mike Coffman, Ed Perlmutter and Scott Tipton have introduced a bill to help small businesses get access to the capital they need….. Read More

Rep. Gardner acts to ensure military personnel get paid
With the possibility of a government shutdown just around the corner, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) has expressed his concern about the potential impact on service members and military families….. Read More

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