Tag Archives: Hickenlooper

Colorado Pipelines Fail Leak Tests

About 430 oil and gas pipelines failed recent leak-detection tests, according to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. That’s about-one third of 1 percent of all the lines tested. Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered the tests after a home explosion in Firestone Continue reading

CO Officials Respond To Rescission Of DACA

President Trump’s announcement that he’d end the Differed Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program, prompted a varied reaction from Colorado politicians. DACA is an American immigration policy founded by the Obama administration in June 2012. DACA allows certain illegal immigrants, whose parents brought them to Continue reading

Steamboat Police Chief Named To State Board

Steamboat Police Chief Cory Christensen has been appointed to the Colorado Peace Officers Standard and Training Board by Governor Hickenlooper. The board is made up of professionals and experts from law and law enforcement communities. The POST board Continue reading

New Law To Make Health Care Costs Transparent

A bill, which takes significant steps to increase transparency when it comes to health care costs in Colorado, was signed into law yesterday by Governor Hickenlooper. The bill guarantees customers will receive more information about the cost of services before procedures are performed, which will help prevent Continue reading

Free Speech Zones Now Prohibited

Designated free speech zones will no longer be permitted on public college campuses in Colorado. A bill signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper on Tuesday, prohibits public colleges from restricting student’s first amendment Continue reading

Should BLM National Office Be Moved West?

Colorado’s elected leaders are spearheading an effort to relocate the national BLM office to the Western United States, and would like to see it in Colorado.  Senator Cory Gardner introduced the idea of moving the national office west during the confirmation hearing for newly confirmed interior secretary Ryan Continue reading

Bills Look To Clarify CO’s Marijuana Policy

While the future of the marijuana industry is up in the air in the United States, the Colorado  legislature advanced several bills recently to help clarify Marijuana policy in the state. The Senate passed House Bill 1034, introduced by Senator Randy Baumgardner, which would align medical marijuana licenses with the retail marijuana code.  This will allow medical facilities 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 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

CO Grocery Stores Can Now Sell Booze

liquor-storeA bill that allows grocery stores in Colorado to sell full-strength beer, wine and liquor was signed By Governor John Hickenlooper last week. The bill lays out a fairly complicated plan to phase out Colorado’s existing liquor laws over a 20 year period, putting this legislation in Continue reading

Clinton Looking At Hickenlooper For VP

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has made it onto the short of Vice Presidential candidates for presumptive Presidential Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. According to political website TheHill.COM Hickenlooper is one of five possible running mates that could be chosen by Clinton. Hickenlooper remained a Clinton supporter even Continue reading

Transfer Water Without Losing Rights

WATER CONSERVATIONA bill that would help Coloradoans remain in control of their water rights was signed by Governor John Hickenlooper yesterday. House bill 1228 allows water rights holders to temporarily transfer up to half of their water without Continue reading