In Colorado Springs, the city council is considering what to do with nearly a $600,000 revenue excess from the city that it can’t touch due to TABOR laws (Gazette, KRDO). Colorado Springs Utilities will be negotiating again with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation this week to negotiate water contracts that will be needed for the Southern Delivery System pipeline (Gazette, Chieftain).

El Paso County Commissioners are going to hold a public hearing on medical marijuana regulations Tuesday (KOAA).

The Business Journal is reporting furloughs and a hiring freeze at the state Department of Revenue have slowed the processing of income-tax refunds.

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