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  • Colorado Senate committees are set

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    Committees are set in the Senate for the 2015 legislative session, and Colorado Springs lawmakers hold some key posts in the General Assembly. Republicans took the majority in the Senate during November's election, a coup that empowers them to set the size of each committee and...

  • Lawmakers wrestle over birth-control funding

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado Democrats who credit a drop in teen pregnancy to expanding access to long-acting birth control such as intrauterine devices have to convince Republicans next year to use state funds for the contraceptives. This summer, Gov. John Hickenlooper and his chief medical...

  • Colorado Springs Mayor wastes no time vetoing City Council's budget demands

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Mayor Steve Bach wasted no time vetoing sections of the 2015 city budget approved Tuesday by the City Council - something the council anticipated based on the opinions it received from the City Attorney and last year's vetoes of similar items. Bach said in a press release Wednesday...

  • Colorado Springs City Council has few problems with proposed budget

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    For all the kicking and screaming over last year's city budget, the 2015 Colorado Springs budget was approved by the City Council on Tuesday with nary a squeak. Councilman Andy Pico was the only one to comment on the 
$259 million general fund budget, saying he is concerned that not...

  • Colorado Springs voters might decide stormwater funding

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Colorado Springs Chief of Staff Steve Cox presented a capital improvement and stormwater funding plan to the City Council on Monday that he's hoping will go to voters in April. He's asking that the City Council put a question on the ballot seeking voter approval to issue $160 million...

  • City Councilman Joel Miller resigns his seat, will run for mayor in 2015

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Colorado Springs City Councilman Joel Miller dropped a double bombshell Monday with an announcement that he is resigning from City Council and will turn his attention to the 2015 mayor's race. Miller, 44, beat District 2 incumbent Angela Dougan for a council seat in April 2013. He is...

  • Under pressure, Chuck Hagel steps down as Pentagon chief

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down, leaving under pressure following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular team of national security advisers. During a White House ceremony, Obama said he and...

  • Demolition of Colorado Springs 'eyesore' will clear the way for road projects

    By STEPHEN hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    The decrepit former Express Inn building at U.S. 24 and 8th Street will be demolished, the Colorado Department of Transportation announced Friday. Removal of the building, called an eyesore by city and transportation officials, will begin Monday and could take about two weeks, said...

  • House GOP sues Obama administration over health care law

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

      WASHINGTON — House Republicans sued the Obama administration on Friday over its implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law, saying he had overstepped his legal authority in carrying out the program. GOP lawmakers filed the lawsuit in federal district...

  • Green Mountain Falls Town Hall is up but not quite running

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    The small town of Green Mountain Falls held a grand opening for its newly constructed Town Hall last Saturday, declaring it was open for business. But it hasn't been business as usual. The office phones haven't worked. The Internet service hasn't worked. Cellphone coverage has been...

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