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March 25, 2010

ColoradoBiz P2 Update

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Today in ColoradoBiz Politics & Policy Update

A few thoughts on health care reform

Our early assessment is that, while there is a great deal of cost shifting taking place, the bill that passed was less onerous than many had feared. Unfortunately, the history of massive social spending programs is that they tend to grow larger. By John Silvia and Mark Vitner

And now, for something completely different

The "dismal science" of economics typically focuses on "bad" news. This is our semi-annual update of "Happy Talk"-- ONLY the "good" news. By Jeff Thredgold

The "Clean Air, Clean Jobs" bill

It's an attempt to get ahead of the curve of regulations that might have the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency creating a solution to Colorado's air pollution -- and then mandating state compliance. By the Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry

A letter from the business community to the Legislature

We recognize that 2010 is an election year, but we are gravely concerned about the partisan politics that are dominating the agenda inside our state's capitol. By the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

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Colorado Election 2010: Bennet/Romanoff debate


This is the last of a three-part debate between incumbent U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and former Colorado Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff for the Democratic primary. The event was moderated by Aaron Harber. Colorado Election 2010 features the only formal televised debate to date between Bennet and Romanoff.

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  Learn more about the 12th Annual Golf Challenge on June 21. And read the latest ACG news here  and web exclusives here.

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