City Wages 30% Higher Than Citizens, But They Still Need More of Your Money

Posted 1 CommentPosted in City Government, El Paso County Commissioners

Photo Credit: Adapted from American Government We recently posted a blog about El Paso County having money to give employee pay raises, but not adequately funding roads. A reader who works within the El Paso County government has jokingly asked us to stop picking on them. The person asked us to start picking on the […]

Councilmen and City Attorneys Help Tenacious Neighbors Escape Double Taxation

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During a recent Colorado Springs City Council meeting, City Councilmen Randy Helms and Mike O’Malley brought forward a resolution that caught our attention. We’ve been following the topic of this resolution for over 4 years. Hundreds of Colorado Springs homeowners have been charged for two separate fire protection districts for years. How did this happen? […]

El Paso County Hands Over 31 Missing Emails

Posted 3 CommentsPosted in County Government Spending, El Paso County Commissioners

Shows More Taxpayer-Funded Treats for County Employees Photo Credit: TCOG A few weeks back, we brought you the story about the $45,000 of taxpayer money that was spent on three separate zoo events. The events were designed to thank El Paso County employees for their hard work during the COVID shutdowns. In our initial Colorado […]

Sparks Fly at El Paso County Commissioner Meeting Over TABOR Ballot Issue

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At yesterday’s regular meeting of the El Paso County Board of County Commissioners, the commissioners voted 3-2 in favor of referring a question to November’s ballot. This ballot question will ask the voters if El Paso County may keep the estimated $15-$20 million TABOR overage, and reset the TABOR limit, allowing the county to keep […]