Tag Archives: Governor John Hickenlooper

Routt County Businesses Voice Opinions on Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300The business community has started lobbying Governor John Hickenlooper to do what he can to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off the Endangered Species List. A letter asking as much was had delivered to the governor last week. It was reportedly signed by 17 Routt County businesses, and underscored the importance of Continue reading

U.S. Governors and Foreign Representatives to Meet in Colorado this Year

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Colorado Springs will host a first-of-its-kind gathering of the governors of U.S. and Mexican states, as well as the premiers of Canadian provinces this October. The National Governors Association wrote in a press release that the summit is aimed at promoting cooperation among North American leaders in the spirit of economic Continue reading

Commissioners to Urge Governor to Leave Severance Tax Funds Alone

MC Commissioners-150Moffat County Commissioner Chuck Grobe urged the rest of the board to sign on to a letter being sent to Kent Lambert, head of the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee, asking him to refrain from using severance tax money for Urban projects on the Front Range. Another letter will be sent to Governor John Hickenlooper, asking Continue reading

State of the State Address to be Delivered Today

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper’s State of the State address today is likely to highlight Colorado’s economic prosperity during the past four years. While the economy on the Western Slope has been stagnant, areas of the Front Range have been improving. The Democratic governor’s annual speeches to lawmakers have also Continue reading

State Launches New Child Abuse Hotline

prevent-child-abuse-300Colorado has launched a statewide hotline to facilitate reporting of suspected cases of child abuse and neglect. The hotline operates in Lamar with 12 staff and launched Thursday. State officials say the Lamar center is a hub for Colorado’s first child-abuse hotline of its kind. It’s part of Governor John Hickenlooper’s Child Continue reading

Colorado Residents May Get Refunds Early

DOLLAR-SIGN-#3Colorado lawmakers may have to refund money to taxpayers sooner than they initially expected. Refunds are a sign of a growing economy. But it also means lawmakers will be restricted in how much money they’ll be able to keep and spend under Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, also known as TABOR. State economists giving Continue reading

Oil and Gas Leaders Say Fines for Violations are Excessive

Co-Oil-Gas-300Colorado oil and gas industry leaders say new fines for rule violations could lead in some cases to companies shutting down or curtailing operations. An attorney for the Colorado Oil and Gas Association industry group told regulators penalties should be waived for minor infractions. The commission is considering the new fine Continue reading

Birth Control to be Debated at State Level

republican and  democrat 300Colorado Democrats who credit a drop in teen pregnancy to expanding access to long-acting birth control, such as IUDs, will have to convince Republicans next year to use state funds for the contraceptives. Governor John Hickenlooper and his chief medical officer have praised a Continue reading

State Democrats Keep Slim Majority in House

republican and  democrat 300Colorado Democrats emerged from the 2014 elections battered and bruised. They lost the state Senate for the first time in 10 years and have a slimmer margin of power in the House than they had two years ago. Still, Democrats have more leverage than Republicans to dictate Continue reading

Hickenlooper Announces Salazar Retirement

john-salazar-flag-293Governor John Hickenlooper announced today that John Salazar, Colorado’s Commissioner of Agriculture, will retire at the beginning of January 2015. He has served in the role since 2011. The announcement came in a press release. Salazar served three terms representing Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District and was a member of the House Agriculture Committee, Veteran’s Affairs Committee, and the Continue reading

Hickenlooper Discusses State Budget

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper says Colorado voters would be resistant to let government keep money above the limit set by the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, even though areas of the budget can use the funding. The Democratic governor made the comments yesterday while presenting lawmakers with his proposed state budget for next year. Hickenlooper said during his re-election Continue reading

Moffat County Commissioners to Send Congratulatory Letter to Hickenlooper

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners have agreed to form a letter to Governor John Hickenlooper, congratulating him on winning his second term, and reminding him of promises he made to rural Coloradans during his campaign. During the campaign, Hickenlooper was accused of ignoring the needs of rural residents, and catering to urban Continue reading