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2 years 11 months ago

Lamborn supports PBS door knocks

Congressman Doug Lamborn said Wednesday that he supports the recent move by Rocky Mountain PBS to take their membership drive door to door. The Republican lawmaker drew national attention earlier this year when he called for the elimination of public funding for PBS. A statement from the Congressman released...

3 years 6 days ago

Local jobs at stake in budget stalemate

Thousands of local jobs are in jeopardy after the Congressional "Supercommittee" failed to agree on spending cuts. The stalemate triggered $1 trillion in automatic cuts to Medicare and defense spending. Economist Fred Crowley of Southern Colorado Economic Forum says any cuts in defense spending will have a direct, negative...

3 years 2 months ago

Coffman proposes $100 billion in defense cuts

Colorado Congressman Mike Coffman has submitted a plan to trim $103 billion dollars in defense spending over the next decade to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. The plan achieves most of the cost savings, around $90 billion, by reducing 100,000 active duty positions and increasing the number of...

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