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Time To Research Schools For 2017-2018

Governor John Hickenlooper has declared this week National School Choice Week in Colorado. Families are encouraged to research and evaluate the K through 12 school choices available to their children in advance of the 2017 and 2018 school year. National School Choice Week also looks to raise awareness around the importance of providing Continue reading

2018 Colorado Governor Race Takes Shape

The race to replace term limited Colorado Governor John Hickenloopr is already underway. State Senator Mike Johnston announced last week that he is running for governor. Johnston is the second of what’s expected to be a long list of Democrats who want to take over for Gov. John Hickenlooper when his second term comes to an end next year.  Businessman Noel Continue reading

Hickenlooper Drops Carbon Reduction Plan

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has announced that he will not be issuing an executive order aimed at cutting Colorado greenhouse gas emissions from the states power plants by one third by the year 2030. Hickenlooper said the decision to not institute the executive order was based on extreme push back from republicans in the state Continue reading

Colorado May Use Pot Taxes To Fight Homelessness

medical-marijuana-taxGovernor Hickenlooper is hoping taxes from marijuana sales will bring an end to homelessness Colorado.   In his budget for the next fiscal year, the governor is asking lawmakers to earmark more than $12 million in Continue reading

Mead To Release Budget For 2017, Cuts Expected

matt_meadWyoming Governor Matt Mead is expected to announce his plans for the 2017 budget sometime today. The budget will have to compensate for the expected $157 million budget shortfall, in addition to the $248 million in state government cuts that were announced by Mead earlier this summer. The deficit is due to falling revenues from Coal Continue reading

Trump’s Election Could Be Big For Wyo Coal

wyoming-flag-graphicWyoming Governor Matt Mead says that he is hopeful that with election of Donald Trump, the state will be able to turn around its declining coal and energy production. Wyoming is the nations leading coal producer, but production has slipped recently due to increased Continue reading

Hickenlooper Cutting Power Plant Emissions?

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is still considering an executive order to cut down on carbon dioxide emissions from the state’s power plants. The executive order, if signed, could impact customers across Northwest Colorado as any coal-fired plants would likely pass their Continue reading

Hickenlooper Talks Minimum Wage Hike

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper is unsure where he stands on Amendment 70, the ballot initiative that would increase the minimum wage in Colorado. In a recent interview Channel 9 TV in Denver, the Governor implied that he is concerned about the harm the wage increase could have on rural Colorado and small business owners across the state. The governor is concerned that the $12 minimum wage would put undue stress Continue reading

Hickenlooper Still Wants To Talk Fracking

frackingColorado Governor John Hickenlooper says he’s hearing the message loud and clear from anti-fracking supporters.  Despite two proposals not receiving enough signatures to Continue reading

Mead Done Cutting Budget For 2016

wyoming-flag-graphicWyoming Governor Matt Mead says that he is not planning on making additional cuts to the states budget until the January legislative session. Mead sliced $250 million from the states budget in June. The Governor stated that if budget cuts continue they will result in Wyoming State government employees Continue reading

Hickenlooper May Demand Carbon Emission Reductions

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper is considering instituting an executive order that would require the states power sector to reduce its carbon emissions by 35%, by the year 2030. A spokesman from Hickenlooper’s office said that the executive order is still in a rough draft phase, the governor is taking input and Continue reading

Wyoming Governor Proposes $248 Million In Budget Cuts

wyoming-flag-graphicGovernor Matt Mead proposed cutting $248 million from the general fund budget earlier this week. The cuts could cause services to be slashed throughout the state and hundreds of lost jobs. These cuts have to be made due to the extreme shortage of revenues collected from mineral extraction industries Continue reading