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Poll shows McInnis leads Ritter in race

By Staff

A new Rasmussen Reports poll Monday showed former Republican congressman Scott McInnis leading Gov. Bill Ritter 48 percent to 40 percent to be Colorado’s next governor. A telephone survey of 500 likely voters conducted Thursday showed ...

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Bill’s passage trumps job, senator says

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A vow by Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., that he would vote for a health care package even if he had powerful reason to believe it would doom his election bid is drawing fire from at least one opponent. Bennet answered “Yes” when ...

State friendly to business; lags in training, study says

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Low education funding and a discrepancy between the health of Coloradans and what they pay for health insurance may hold Colorado back from economic development in the future, according to a report released Tuesday by the Metro Denver Economic ...

Money woes place state in 11th spot

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Colorado isn’t in the top 10 states in “fiscal peril,” according to a new report from Pew Center on the States. It’s number 11. Along with Georgia and Kentucky, the Pew Center found that Colorado is worse off than 37 ...

Ritter appointee’s job is to cut permit lag time

By Dennis Webb

The man who sums up his job as finding jobs for other Coloradans is working with state regulators and the industry to try to reduce permitting times for oil and gas operations. Don Marostica, a former state lawmaker who was appointed to his ...

BLM considers geothermal leasing in Colorado

By Dennis Webb

Rico town council member Matt Downer remembers his excitement when he saw a map showing that his town might sit on top of some of the state’s hottest geothermal resources. “This could really be awesome for the town and for the ...

Ritter outlines plan for filling budget gap

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Until Friday, School District 51 leaders had heard the governor’s proposed state budget for 2010-11 would reduce K-12 education funding anywhere from $40 million to $240 million. Gov. Bill Ritter on Friday spelled out his plans to ...

51,685 commenters weigh in on BLM’s oil-shale lease plans

By Dennis Webb

The federal government received 51,685 comments in connection with its plans to issue a second round of oil shale leases in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. The Bureau of Land Management discussed the comments in a Federal Register notice ...

McInnis lowers Pennsylvania gas boom on Ritter

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Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, who bypassed an opportunity to levy a tax on natural gas drilled in his state, has the right approach to drilling, Scott McInnis said. McInnis, a Republican who wants to be Colorado governor, pointed to ...

Ritter proposes transportation fund increase

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A Senate bill signed into law in March may help state transportation funding climb 6 percent next year. Gov. Bill Ritter proposed a $1.03 billion transportation budget Monday for the 2010–2011 fiscal year. Although the number is higher ...

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