Tag Archives: Governor John Hickenlooper

Coffman Responds to Hickenlooper’s Complaint

COFFMANColorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman is responding to Governor John Hickenlooper’s complaint to the state Supreme Court about lawsuits she filed against the federal government over his objections. Coffman filed a motion Continue reading

Lt. Gov. Garcia Plans to Step Down

Lieutenant Governor Joe GarciaColorado Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia will step down to take a new job in Western Colorado. As Lieutenant Governor, Garcia also serves as the head of the state department of higher education, and his new job will follow that path. Garcia says he will serve the position of Western Interstate Continue reading

Governor Complains to Courts About Joining Clean Power Lawsuit

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper is asking the Colorado Supreme Court to rule that he, not the state’s attorney general, has the final say on whether to sue the federal government. Hickenlooper’s petition, which was filed yesterday, comes after he complained that he, not Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, should Continue reading

Hotline Set Up for Those Worried about Oil and Gas Health Concerns

oil-and-gas-drilling-300Residents living near oil and gas drilling operations can now call a state-run hotline with concerns about possible health impacts. The hotline is part of the Oil and Gas Health Information Response Program, in response to a Continue reading

Local Governments to Have Input in Oil and Gas Development Locations

Co-Oil-Gas-300An energy industry group says proposed rules to give local governments a say in the location of new oil and gas wells go too far, but environmental groups say they don’t do enough. The Colorado Oil and Gas Association said yesterday the proposals would require more than a state task force intended when it suggested the Continue reading

Hickenlooper Promotes Grouse Conservation Program

sage_grouse-300Governor John Hickenlooper, in partnership with conservation groups, industry representatives, and agriculture leaders, has requested recognition by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Land Management to establish the Colorado Habitat Exchange – initially focused on the greater sage-grouse. Hickenlooper Continue reading

Hickenlooper Appoints State Supreme Court Judge

gabrielGovernor John Hickenlooper appointed Richard Lance Gabriel to the Colorado Supreme Court yesterday at the Colorado State Capitol. Gabriel will replace Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr., who is retiring on September 1st. Gabriel was one of three finalists that also included Melissa Hart and David S. Prince. They were chosen by the Continue reading

Senator Gardner Talks to Senate About ColoWyo

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner (R-CO) took to the Senate floor yesterday to discuss the hugely negative impact that the closure of the Colowyo Mine would have on Northwest Colorado’s families and economy. The mine is threatened by a Federal District Court order determining that the Office of Surface Mining failed to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act in Continue reading

Schools to Begin Tracking Student Marijuana Use

MARIJUANA-300Colorado schools will begin compiling data on students who get busted for using or distributing marijuana. The effort is aimed at gauging the impacts of the drug’s legalization in the state. The new reporting requirement is an addition to a 2012 law directing law enforcement and district attorneys to collect data on how students are Continue reading

State Hires Outdoor Rec Director

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper has named a mountain climber and guide to lead the new Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office. Hickenlooper announced the creation of the office and the appointment of Luis Benitez as its director yesterday. Benitez, a town councilman in Eagle, has climbed the seven tallest summits on Continue reading

State to Ask Voters for Exemption in TABOR Laws for Pot Tax Excess

MARIJUANA-300The state plans to ask voters this fall, whether the state should continue to use marijuana tax profits for school construction and other programs. Governor John Hickenlooper signed legislation Thursday that would put the de-brucing question on the November ballot. TABOR laws in Colorado say that all revenue from new taxes Continue reading

Governor Signs Bill Making Schools Liable for Violence

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Legislation to allow lawsuits against Colorado schools when there are shootings or other violence was signed into law yesterday by Governor John Hickenlooper. Lawsuits would be limited to $350,000 per victim or $900,000 per incident when there are serious injuries or deaths from violence and the school is accused of negligence. With the law, Colorado will be among Continue reading