Episode 110: WTF Is On The Ballot – Money

This week we continue our October ballot series with a dive into the underlying structural components of the state constitution that provide context to the ballot issues up for a vote. Sounds boring, right? We try to make it fun! First we look into ballot issue 1A which asks voters if El Paso County will…

Episode 109: WTF Is On The Ballot – District 11 Schools

This month we kick off the 2017 election cycle with our semi-annual WTF Is On The Ballot episodes. First up; the mill levy override that will benefit District 11 schools. In this episode we sit down with Lauren Hug and Anthony Carlson from Friends of D11 to discuss why funding for the city’s largest school…

COS By The Numbers || August 30, 2017

Hello COS! We are back with the COS By The Numbers; your semi-weekly (monthly?) roundup of interesting numbers around Colorado Springs, Colorado and beyond. This week we have some jail problems, some parks problems and the preview of a November ballot. We don’t have any Hurricane Harvey numbers in the column this week – too…

Episode 61: WTF Is On The Ballot? (Part 2)

This week we dive into four more items on the ballot in November: Amendment 71: Requirements for Constitutional Amendment Amendment 72: Increase Cigarette and Tobacco Taxes Proposition 106: Access to Medical Aid-in-Dying Medication Amendment T: No Exception to Involuntary Servitude Prohibition If you have received the Blue Book in the mail and thought to yourself…

Two More Things about TABOR…

Jeff and I are not tax or budget experts. We have a hard time just saying numbers sometimes, but we do our best to bring you the most accurate information and some amateur analysis on the state of our little city. After airing the latest two episodes – City Budget One-oh-Fun and What the F***…