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Kids get a leg up on college, and life, at King’s Colorado Early Colleges

At a time in life when most former politicians are simply enjoying (or resenting) their retirement; when most successful entrepreneurs are savoring the fruits of their toils, Keith King has bolder aspirations. King, who has distinguished himself both in business and in public office, is shifting into high gear in his longtime quest for education … Continue reading Kids get a leg up on college, and life, at King’s Colorado Early Colleges

Q&A with William Mutch: Public policy role gratifying

William Mutch isn’t an elected official, but he’s spent as much time around the halls of government as some politicians. Mutch was recently named government affairs and public policy director for the Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs. He tracks primarily city and county issues, works with local and state officials and lobbies on … Continue reading Q&A with William Mutch: Public policy role gratifying

Mutch hammering out policy issues for Springs HBA

William Mutch is the new director of government affairs and public policy for the Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs. And while he’s in a new position, he’s no stranger to politics, the sate’s key policy makers, the building industry or Colorado Springs. Mutch took some time to talk with the CSBJ about himself, … Continue reading Mutch hammering out policy issues for Springs HBA

Colorado Springs Forward Leadership – Leadership Team

John Cassiani – Executive Director John Cassiani moved to Colorado Springs in 1981 as National Sales Manager for Denver Equipment. He had been with the Envirotech Corporation for the ten years prior to that, as a Sales Engineer in Pittsburgh, a district Manager in Boston, and then as Corporate Sales Manager in Salt Lake City. … Continue reading Colorado Springs Forward Leadership – Leadership Team

BACK FROM BIG SKY COUNTRY FOR BLUE SKY OPPORTUNITY

William Mutch, a well-known fixture in the lobbying corps at the state legislature over the years, has returned to the Colorado Gold Dome as the new Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy for the Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs. Most recently Mutch had been managing the gubernatorial campaign of Ken Miller, a … Continue reading BACK FROM BIG SKY COUNTRY FOR BLUE SKY OPPORTUNITY

Union-bill foes question Ritter goals

A measure advancing in the statehouse would ease the way for unions. Business groups say it flies in the face of the governor’s business-friendly campaign stance. By Karen E. Crummy Denver Post Staff Writer     Two large Colorado business groups Tuesday questioned Gov. Bill Ritter’s commitment to economic development given his likely support of a bill … Continue reading Union-bill foes question Ritter goals

Colorado newspapers presented uncritical or misleading reporting, views on labor bill

Colorado newspapers’ reporting on a proposed state labor bill has uncritically stated as fact the opinions of the measure’s opponents regarding its potential negative impact on Colorado’s businesses and economy. Further, news coverage typically has not substantiated arguments that the bill would increase union representation and has omitted relevant context about union representation in Colorado … Continue reading Colorado newspapers presented uncritical or misleading reporting, views on labor bill

Legislature tightens eminent domain rules: Denver (CO) Business Journal, 6/4/06

By Michael Perrault Three new eminent domain laws on tap in Colorado will require the formation of partnerships to condemn property for private toll roads, will list all entities with the power of eminent domain and will establish a new burden of proof to eradicate blight. The Colorado Legislature passed three of eight eminent domain … Continue reading Legislature tightens eminent domain rules: Denver (CO) Business Journal, 6/4/06

Eminent domain agreement sought: Denver (CO) Post, 3/14/06

Agencies, developers hope to ease proposed ban By Chris Frates Lobbyists for a business group and urban renewal authority are working hard to soften a proposed ban on government’s ability to take land for economic development purposes. Republican Rep. Al White, the sponsor of House Concurrent Resolution 1001, said he is working on a compromise … Continue reading Eminent domain agreement sought: Denver (CO) Post, 3/14/06

HBA preps to oppose two possible bills

It’s hard to know yet exactly what the Legislature will discuss this session that might engage the Colorado Springs Housing and Building Association. But William Mutch, HBA director of government affairs and public policy, sees some issues that the organization will oppose. Construction defects: In 2008, the Goodyear v. Holmes ruling by the Colorado Supreme … Continue reading HBA preps to oppose two possible bills