Tag Archives: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper

Hickenlooper Outlines Budget to Lawmakers

budget-cuts-300Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has told lawmakers about his plans to cut college funding and dip into a savings account in a plan to address a big budget shortfall. Hickenlooper made his comments before a panel of state lawmakers yesterday, presenting his budget for next fiscal year. There is a projected shortfall of $373 Continue reading

Hickenlooper Trying to Balance State Budget

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is proposing reducing funding to public colleges and dipping into the state’s savings account for education to close a $373 million shortfall in next year’s $27 billion budget. The plan outlined yesterday serves as a blueprint for lawmakers as they craft a budget next spring. The state has a Continue reading

Coffman Blasts Hickenlooper Over Clean Power Opinion

COFFMANJOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and State Attorney General Cynthia Coffman are at odds over President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Hickenlooper is trying to stop Coffman from suing the federal Continue reading

Group Petitions Hickenlooper to Leave West Slope Water Alone

WATER CONSERVATIONCitizens For West Slope Water, a group of Western Slope residents who are concerned about water, delivered a petition yesterday to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper strongly urging his opposition to new trans-mountain diversions that would take additional water from Colorado’s Western Slope. Nearly 1,500 West Continue reading

Bennet, Hickenlooper Comment on ColoWyo Decision

coloyowThere have been more comments to come forth following yesterday’s news that ColoWyo Coal Mine had been given the green light to continue operations at the South Taylor Pit. The news was met with cheer in Moffat and Rio Blanco Continue reading

McCarthy Says Climate Change Deniers Aren’t Normal

mccarthyGina McCarthy, head of the EPA, says you are not normal if you don’t buy into Liberal Climate Change theories. In a recent speech talking about proposed climate change rules, McCarthy launched into a rant, calling Americans that aren’t convinced that man is bringing the planet to extinction through carbon and other pollution Continue reading

Lawmakers Urge Governor to Reject BLM Travel Plan

BLMA group of 21 Republican lawmakers from the Senate and House sent a letter to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper May 20th calling on him to oppose a new BLM “travel plan” for parts of the Western Slope that could close up to 2,000 miles of rural roads or trails in Grand Continue reading

Law Makes it Harder for Citizens to Add Ballot Measures

Ballot-300Colorado citizens have a new hurdle to petition for new provisions in the state constitution. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law yesterday to require that citizen petitions have estimates of the fiscal impact when organizers are gathering signatures. That’s a Continue reading

Bill Would Encourage Spending Lottery Proceeds on Bike Trails

Bicycle 32A recreational bike trail from Wyoming to New Mexico is a goal set by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. A proposal before the Colorado Senate could play a part in that goal. The Senate Finance Committee started work yesterday on a bill to encourage Parks and Wildlife and local governments to spend a portion of the net lottery Continue reading

Hickenlooper Attempts to Connect Employers with Prospective Employees

Unemployment2Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s administration wants to help people who have been unemployed at least 26 weeks find jobs with a $3 million initiative aimed at connecting them with interested employers. Hickenlooper Continue reading

Settlement Reached on Roan Plateau

ROANSecretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Friday, joined Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to announce a landmark settlement agreement that will help protect the Roan Plateau near Rifle, while also encouraging natural gas development. The settlement helps protect wildlife and supports opportunities for outdoor Continue reading

Gubernatorial Candidates Talk Pot at Debate

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300BEAUPREZColorado Governor John Hickenlooper says state voters were “reckless” when they legalized recreational marijuana two years ago. The governor was asked about legalization during a debate yesterday Continue reading