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Re: “I-25 widening campaign raises $54K

So how is the money going to be spent? Will it be given to CDOT (which would go toward more planning/study) or does the PPRTA think they will be allowed by the state to widen that portion from Monument to the county line? Wow - widening a couple of miles just to the north of Monument will really help! Not one article on this ballot issue has said what the money will be used for.

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Posted by boomer47 on 10/06/2017 at 9:16 AM

Re: “I-25 widening campaign raises $54K

So how, exactly, is this 10 million dollars going to be spent? Is it going to be given to CDOT or is PPRTA going to get approval from them to do some work of their own. Not one article on this subject has provided any details on where the money is going.

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Posted by boomer47 on 10/06/2017 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Utilities rates going down, an FAC, CC partnership, Unit 5's demise, and more

GOP opposes health bill – Pam, you provide no details about this ballot measure and then just slam someone for opposing it – hell, anyone who already has health care should be "dead-set" against this. The majority of people already have some form of health care and most pay for their coverage in part; why would a person also want to pay 3.3% of their wages or from their pension (yes, even retired military people who have Tricare or VA access) into something like this when they already have coverage. Is the state of Colorado going to refund or pay back what a person already pays into Medicare A & B, Tricare, FEHB, or a person’s share of their employer's provided coverage; and, of course, many, many more have been allowed to be on Medicaid now under the Affordable Care Act, and they pay no monthly premium. Why would they want to pay 3.3% out of their meager minimum wage jobs or whatever their making. There are also people who work for companies that provide free health insurance as a benefit. Yes, there are some people that still don't have health care coverage for whatever reason, but the vast majority do and already pay for it. I’m sorry Pam if the Independent doesn’t provide any health benefits coverage or plan and you have to depend on the ACA (and it’s not cheap I may add), but asking people and their employers (they have to ante-up also to the tune of 6.6% of payroll) to pay for something twice is absurd. I think you need to do a little more research and provide the specifics of this plan and do justice to both your profession and the Indy’s readers. If this gets approved by the voters it will drive businesses and retirees out of this state in droves.

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Posted by boomer47 on 01/28/2016 at 11:28 PM

Re: “County board candidates, potholes, a new police substation, and more

"More room for cops" - so, you can't add-on to the existing building? and now that the city is admitting that the current site has drainage problems, your going to try and sell it - probably for a big loss.

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Posted by boomer47 on 07/29/2015 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Keeping it real (estate)

Where did this non-profit (El Paso County Public Facilities Corp) get the money in the first place to be able to just go out and start buying property and then lease it to the county?

Posted by boomer47 on 06/05/2015 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Bad dog owners, Gordon Klingenschmitt, wind farm debate, and more

Bob Wilcox - if the property owners want to do this and the land/property is out in an un-incorporated area, why do the county commissioners have to approve it? shouldn't those owners be able to do what they want with their own property. I'm with you on what you said, but don't understand the county commissioners role in making this decision.

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Posted by boomer47 on 02/04/2015 at 9:36 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs Airport could get a boost

So, what would the money be used for?

Posted by boomer47 on 12/04/2014 at 6:30 PM

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