Colorado in focus: Colorado regulators approve 27 percent increase in individual health insurance premiums for 2018
Watchdog News | September 07, 2017
The Denver Post: Colorado regulators approve 27 percent increase in individual health insurance premiums for 2018 Coloradans who buy their health insurance on their own will see an average premium increase next year of nearly 27 percent, before taking federal tax credits into account. The Colorado Division of Insurance announced Wednesday that it has given […]
Colorado in focus: Boulder eyes new middle-income housing requirement for developers
Watchdog News | September 06, 2017
The Daily Camera: Boulder eyes new middle-income housing requirement for developers Residential developers in Boulder would have to dedicate 5 percent of their projects as affordable to middle-income earners, under a plan advanced by the City Council. The council will revisit the matter Sept. 19, but during a two-hour discussion Tuesday, it supported city staff’s […]
Colorado in focus: Boulder’s proposed 2018 budget sees city hike spending by 21 percent
Watchdog News | September 05, 2017
The Daily Camera: Boulder’s proposed 2018 budget sees city hike spending by 21 percent City Manager Jane Brautigam has proposed a 2018 budget that includes a 21 percent increase in spending compared to this year. In a memo to the City Council — which will open discussions of the budget during a Sept. 12 study session — […]
Haupt: The forgotten faces of American labor
William Haupt III | September 04, 2017
 “As we celebrate Labor Day, we honor the men and women who fought tirelessly for workers’ rights, which are so critical to our strong and successful labor force.” – Elizabeth Esty The dynamic contributions of our ladies of past generations are overshadowed by today’s “mock feminism.” Real American women had a profound effect on our […]
Colorado in focus: Colorado Springs brewery to close, citing minimum wage hike and construction
Watchdog News | September 01, 2017
The Gazette: Colorado Springs brewery to close, citing minimum wage hike and construction The dual squeezes of a voter-approved minimum wage hike and ongoing, major construction at nearby properties have spelled the end for Triple S Brewing Co. in downtown Colorado Springs. The downtown craft brewery and restaurant closed Aug. 26, about a month shy of […]
Colorado in focus: Hickenlooper-Kasich health-care plan released; calls for state and federal partnership
Watchdog News | August 31, 2017
The Gazette: Hickenlooper-Kasich health-care plan released; calls for state and federal partnership Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office released a copy of the bipartisan health-care plan he and Ohio Gov. John Kasich will send to Congress to consider when it returns from its August recess in a few days. Hickenlooper has called an 11 a.m. press conference […]
Colorado in focus: Scammers steal $850K from Boulder Valley School District
Watchdog News | August 30, 2017
Denver Post: Scammers steal $850K in construction money from Boulder Valley School District The Boulder Valley School District has added safeguards after a scammer stole about $850,000 of bond construction money using knowledge of public contracts and a forged signature. The theft, which happened about a year ago, came to the district’s attention when contractor Adolfson […]
Haupt: Obamacare, corporate America’s stepchild
William Haupt III | August 30, 2017
“Socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the Socialized State.” – Vladimir Lenin The Social Transformation of American Medicine, by sociologist Paul Starr depicts the rise of our sovereign medical profession and how it became such a vast enterprise. He claims the autonomy of our medical professionals has been responsible for its evolution. […]
Colorado in focus: Should Denver guests pay an extra 1 percent tax to help with convention center project?
Watchdog News | August 29, 2017
Denver Post: Should Denver guests pay an extra 1% tax to help with convention center project? The Denver City Council on Monday approved plans that could lead to guests of large and midsize hotels ponying up an extra 1 percent tax to help pay for the Colorado Convention Center’s rooftop expansion project. In a Nov. 7 […]
Colorado in focus: Lawmakers laud the Colorado State Fair on opening night in Pueblo, but tax support grows thin
Watchdog News | August 28, 2017
The Gazette: Lawmakers laud the Colorado State Fair on opening night in Pueblo, but tax support grows thin State lawmakers were out in force at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo. The celebration of Colorado’s farming, ranching and funnel cakes started Friday and runs through Sept. 4. After the rodeo Friday night, Joe Diffie sang, […]