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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • C4C lawyer's 'success fee' the best option for Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    The $100,000 "success fee" coming to Attorney Jason Dunn, who handled the city's application for Regional Tourism Act incentives, isn't as nefarious as it sounds. Dunn, with the Denver firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, will be paid a total of $175,000, including the success fee,...

  • Commission: Olympic museum or bust for Colorado Springs' City for Champions

    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Without the Olympic museum the City for Champions project won't be a success, members on the Colorado Economic Development Commission said Thursday, when they proposed making 16 percent of state funding for the project contingent on completion of the museum. "This was really sold to...

  • OneRepublic lead singer in Hickenlooper campaign ad

    Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder tries to teach Colorado's governor how to play "Counting Stars" on guitar and concludes in the political ad that Gov. John Hickenlooper should stick to his day job. "This is going to break your heart," Tedder says after hearing Hickenlooper sing and play...

  • Compass Colorado blasts Gaylord Hotel deal as cronyism

    Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Compass Colorado — a non-profit government watchdog group — responded to The Gazette's investigation into tax incentives for the Gaylord Rockies hotel calling the deal "cronyism at its worst." "The fact that an out-of-state developer can vote for the existence of a new tax district,...

  • Wayne Williams says 'no' to conservative group's campaign contribution

    Updated: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    Colorado Secretary of State candidate Wayne Williams says he will return a $550 campaign contribution from a federal group because it wasn't an appropriate donation under the state's campaign finance rules. But the Republican State Leadership Committee, a tax-exempt 527 based in...

  • Irv Halter endorsed by Gen. McChrystal

    Published: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    Irv Halter, the Democrat running in the 5th Congressional District, announced Monday the retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal had endorsed him for the office. Halter, a retired U.S. Air Force major general himself, is running against Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn. The...

  • Gazette investigation raises new questions about multimillion-dollar Aurora tax giveaway

    Updated: Sun, Aug 10, 2014

    The Gaylord Rockies hotel and conference center has been mired in controversy for years, but few people understand the details of the project's multimillion-dollar incentive package that includes money for an adjacent housing development and two special elections where a single voter...

  • Colorado Springs, other cities work on financing projects

    Updated: Sun, Aug 10, 2014

    The three cities that won state sales tax incentives for quasi-public projects since lawmakers created the Regional Tourism Act in 2009 are still working on financing so construction can get underway. The Regional Tourism Act is set to expire next year, and the city of Denver is...

  • Governor tours Colorado Springs fire stations, receives endorsement from state firefighters union

    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    Colorado's firefighters union endorsed Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday with the group's president praising the governor's dedication to the safety of firefighters. "The governor has shown strong leadership and truly cares about firefighters," Mike Rogers, president of Colorado...

  • Gubernatorial candidates hit Colorado Springs

    Published: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    Republican candidate for governor, Bob Beauprez, was in Colorado Springs Thursday meeting with veterans and business leaders and Gov. John Hickenlooper — the Democratic incumbent — will spend Friday with city firefighters and receive an important endorsement. The two are in a dead...

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