Ross Kaminsky will be covering numerous topics of local and national interest.
First hour: Discussion of political and economic news from the week including the Friday jobs report.
Scott Wheeler from the National Republican Trust PAC and National Investigative Media will discuss recent findings of a financial relationship between the news wire service Associated Press and federal government:
Second hour: Talk with Randall O'Toole of the Cato Institute about tax-increment financing (TIF) which is a financing mechanism a number of cities are using to subsidize development in the communities. O'Toole argues that this is anything but free money. Of current interest is the City of Aurora using TIF to bring a Gaylord complex to the area.
Background from Cato Institute:
Two of the 5 candidates for Aurora mayor may join the discussion. This certainly would allow Ryan Frazier and Jude Sandvall an opportunity to continue the lively debate started Tuesday evening at the Arapahoe County Tea Party meeting. From the meeting, Ryan Frazier as a current City Council member has voted for the Gaylord project and finds the promise of jobs the driving force, while Jude Sandvall has concerns that the TIF circumvents TABOR, places demands on other city services that others may be taxed for, and there are concerns that other local communities have already have had failures on these contracts.
Note: Grassroots Radio Colorado has a podcast from June 29, 2011 (Hour 1) with an interview of Ryan Frazier in which there were questions about TIF programs.
This project has raised questions for the City/County of Denver regarding the National Western Stock Show:
Third hour: Discussion of nanny state rules for day care centers for the ethnicity of the dolls from Colorado Department of Human Services. For background refer to:
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