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  • Congressional bill should pave way for more development near former Rocky Mountain Arsenal
    Posted in In the News on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    Land owned by Commerce City that was formerly part of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal may soon be able to shed government-mandated restrictions on its development, opening up opportunities for new retail and housing in a city eager to jettison its long standing industry-heavy image. The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a provision allowing for an environmental assessment to evaluate the removal of the deed restrictions on land purchased by the ci... Read more

  • Bill opens a door for Commerce City to redevelop part of the old Rocky Mountain Arsenal
    Posted in Articles on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    Rocky Mountain Arsenal was used by the U.S. Army for decades to manufacture chemical weapons. Like Rocky Flats, which was a former nuclear facility, large portions of the site are now a wildlife refuge. Outside the boundaries of the refuge are roughly 1,000 acres that Commerce City would like to develop for housing, shops and offices. That project hasn’t moved forward because covenants on the land prohibit the construction of transportation infrastructure, housing and retail. However, a provisio... Read more

  • As Obama Readies To Leave Office, Coloradans In Congress Have Wish Lists
    Posted in In the News on December 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights, Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs, Immigration

    Many in Congress are urging President Obama to act in a number of areas before he leaves office. That includes Colorado’s congressional delegation, some of whom want the president to take executive action on one his major immigration programs. Colorado’s House Democrats – Diana DeGette, Jared Polis and Ed Perlmutter – want Obama to protect the private data of undocumented immigrants in the DACA program, which protects immigrants who came to the country illegally as children. The idea is to shiel... Read more

  • Could Election Day Be the Tipping Point for Federal Marijuana Policy?
    Posted in In the News on November 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Campaign Finance Reform, Jobs & the Economy

    On Election Day, nine states will vote on ballot proposals permitting the recreational or medical use of marijuana, setting up what could be the biggest advance yet toward pot legalization and deepening tensions between state and federal drug laws. Voters in Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada will consider legalizing recreational use of marijuana. In Florida, Arkansas and North Dakota, voters will decide whether to permit marijuana for medical purposes. In Montana, voters will ... Read more

  • The Big Winner on November 8 Could Be... Marijuana
    Posted in In the News on November 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    With pot on the ballot in nine states, the big winner in next Tuesday's election could be America's legal cannabis industry. By 2020, legal market sales are expected to surpass $22 billion. And for states struggling with budget shortfalls, that extra revenue would be clearly welcome. Voters in five states — Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada — will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana for adults. Medical marijuana is on the ballot in Arkansas, Florida, Montana, and... Read more

  • Perlmutter Recognized as Elected Official of the Year at Jeffco EDC’s 10th Annual Lunch
    Posted in In the News on October 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Congressman Ed Perlmutter was named the Elected Official of the Year at Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation’s (Jeffco EDC) 10th Annual Luncheon. Rep. Perlmutter has lived in Jefferson County his entire life. He attended Jefferson County public schools and then worked construction with his father during the summers while in law school at the University of Colorado. He chose to raise his family in the district where his three daughters also attended Jefferson County Public Schools. H... Read more

  • National Cybersecurity Center assists in cyber security breaches
    Posted in In the News on October 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Hackers hijacked the website of Jim Kreinbrink’s online marketing consultation business seven years ago, redirecting potential clients to an online pharmacy and undermining the online credibility of his business. A dreaded warning that the website of his Louisville company, Hyper Dog Media, was untrustworthy began appearing in Google search results. When a client first alerted him to it, Kreinbrink didn’t know why, he said. But Kreinbrink knew web programming and dug into his website’s coding. A... Read more

  • Colorado congressmen call for cybersecurity measures after hack attacks
    Posted in In the News on October 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Ongoing accusations by the Obama administration that the Russian government should be blamed for hacking the computers of presidential campaigns is reviving calls by federal lawmakers for improvements to internet security. Among them is Colorado Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, who pledged to introduce a bill imposing stiff sanctions on Russian cyber-criminals. “Russia’s interference with American democracy is a direct threat to our political process and it may only be the tip of the iceberg,”... Read more

  • Wells Fargo says it will no longer call its branches ‘stores’
    Posted in In the News on October 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Amid growing scrutiny over its sales practices, Wells Fargo is abandoning its longstanding practice of calling its more than 6,000 U.S. branches “stores.” “Our customers tend to call our locations branches already, as places where people come to be with us and where we can serve their financial needs,” spokeswoman Bridget Braxton told the Observer on Friday. “Shifting to this terminology better reflects the way our customers think about us.” The decision comes as San Francisco-based Wells works ... Read more

  • Wells Fargo CEO grilled by House panel
    Posted in Articles on September 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf returns to Capitol Hill Thursday to testify about the bank's sales practices. Stumpf will appear before the House Financial Services Committee on Thursday morning. Scroll down for live updates. 12:47 p.m. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) highlighted that $20 billion in market value from Wells Fargo's stock has been erased amid this scandal. That is like "obliterating half of Ford Motor" in terms of market value, he said. Pressed Stumpf that it's more than just a question if the sc... Read more

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