Tag Archives: Hickenlooper

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

You Can Now Collect And Use Rainwater

RainBarrelIt is now legal for Coloradans to collect and use rainwater on their property. Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law late last week, that allows anyone to collect rainwater on their property. The legislation barely made it through the legislative session in what turned out to be a Continue reading

Grocery Store Liquor Bill On Governors Desk

liquor-storeThe bill that would allow grocery stores in Colorado to sell full strength liquor wine and beer has reached Governor Hickenlooper’s desk for his signature. The proposal puts into place a fairly complicated plan to phase out Colorado’s existing liquor laws over a 20 Continue reading

Marijuana To Be Allowed In CO Schools

colorado-state-seal-300The bill that would allow Colorado Students who use medical marijuana to receive their medication from a school nurse or parental guardian has reached the Governors desk for a signature. The bill was unanimously approved 35-0 last week by the State Senate on the second of two votes required to pass the bill. The bill would allow schools to permit Continue reading

CO Birth Control Budget Increases

BC-PILLFunds have been approved that will go towards a public health program that has already decreased teen pregnancy and abortions in Colorado by close to 50% since 2009. The 2016-2017 State budget recently signed by governor Hickenlooper, allocated an additional $2.5 million to go towards the Colorado Department of Health’s family planning budget which helps to provide contraception services around the state. The family plan Continue reading

Meetings To Discuss Water Next Week

water plan meetings-229Three meetings will take place next week to discuss the Water Plans for the Yampa, White and Green River Basins. John Stulp the “Interbasin Compact Committee Director” and a special water policy advisor to Governor Hickenlooper will be at the meetings to discuss water issues in the area. The first meeting will be Monday evening from Continue reading

Republicans And Democrats Agree On State Budget

colorado-state-seal-300Governor Hickenlooper may soon have a state budget on his desk to sign. The bill includes a K-12 spending increase that exceeds 100 dollars per student. The Budget now goes back to Continue reading

Ag Day At The Capitol

ag dayColorado’s Ag Day at the capital will take place Tuesday starting at 11:30. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will be joined by state officials, lawmakers and agriculture representatives to honor Colorado’s ag producers and agribusinesses. According to Hickenlooper, the Continue reading