State &#8226 Regional &#8226 Colorado Springs/El Paso County &#8226 Pueblo/Pueblo County





State

    &#8226 Some lawmakers oppose proposed changes to water laws (Chieftain).


Regional


Colorado Springs/El Paso County

    &#8226 County planners revise proposed oil and gas rules for commissioners to consider (Gazette).
    &#8226 The Urban Renewal Authority defaults on North Nevada project (Gazette).
    &#8226 Council members say financial issues with urban renewal project should have been brought to their attention earlier (Gazette).
    &#8226 Mayor Steve Bach weighs in on Memorial Health System process (CSBJ).
    &#8226 Manufacturers plan to ask for an end to the city’s use tax (CSBJ*).


Pueblo/Pueblo County

    &#8226 Chemical Depot facility completed; Others on-site to be “mechanically” completed by the end of March (Chieftain).
    &#8226 Some D60 schools to start after Labor Day (Chieftain).



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