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Oct. 7, 2011


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Hospitals make pitch for
Colorado Springs health system


Health care
The Denver Post: Hospitals make pitch for springs Health System
The chief executive officers of Aurora-based University of Colorado Hospital and the Fort Collins-based Poudre Valley Health System are expressing interest in the Memorial Health System in Colorado Springs.

Fiscal policy
Denver Post editorial: A million reasons to trash this tax
Instead of a shameless surtax on millionaires, the president and Democratic leaders should get behind serious economic fixes.

Colorado Springs Gazette editorial: Prop 103 means fewer jobs, less income
It is common sense. Raising taxes on a stagnant or shrinking economy results only in higher unemployment, a smaller tax base, reduced household incomes, more foreclosures and more poverty. Editor's note: Projections of the economic effects of Proposition 103 are awfully squishy. A more common-sense analysis would the state's failure to invest in the future poses the most serious threat to Colorado's economy.  

Also: Vail Daily: Proposition 103 is topic of Edwards talk

Glenwood Springs Post-Independent: Glenwood Springs prepares for 'year of reckoning'
City manager anticipates staff reductions with $1 million drop in 2012 general fund expenditures.

Jobs and economic security
Colorado Springs Gazette: Springs area deposits fall for first time in decades
(The decline reflects) a weak local job market that has made it difficult for residents to generate savings, one economist said.  

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