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Jobs and economic security KUSA-TV: Layoffs coming at unemployment office The Colorado Department of Labor - which runs the state's unemployment offices - could have to lay off workers as one-time federal stimulus funding runs out.
Boulder Daily Camera: Boulder sales tax revenue up nearly 6% through May Collections from both retail sales and use taxes -- the latter of which is considered more volatile because it often includes one-time payments -- are up 13.7 percent from the comparable five-month period in 2010, according to city of Boulder data.
Fort Collins Coloradoan editorial: Bold leadership now needed in Washington The Aug. 2 deadline to raise the federal debt limit created a once-in-a-generation opportunity for bold leadership to address a critical national challenge. Instead, our nation's leadership has decided to play a giant game of chicken with our economy.
Grand Junction Free Press: TABOR never signed the Norquist pledge An interesting development this week was a visit from Rollie Heath, former Democratic candidate for governor and current state senator from Boulder.
Health care The Durango Herald: A home health-care fix that works As legislators question the functionality and effectiveness of entitlement programs, and Medicare and Medicaid continue to be hit by real and proposed cuts to funding, the story of PASCO/SW stands out as an example of where the health-care system is working and working well.
Health Policy Solutions: Former board president challenges hospital sale A former board president and negotiator of the original hospital sale that created the Colorado Health Foundation is warning that the foundation could lose control of $1.45 billion in profits from its current proposed sale of seven hospitals and should cancel the deal.