Tag Archives: John Hickenlooper

Governors Tell Senate To Reject Obamacare Repeal

Governor John Hickenlooper has joined a bi-partisan group of nine other governors, calling on lawmakers to reject the latest effort to repeal Obamacare. The governor says the Graham-Cassidy bill, which is currently being considered in the U.S. Senate, would give Colorado an estimated $800 million to $1 Continue reading

Meeker Woman Appointed To CPW Commission

Marie Haskett of Meeker has been appointed to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission by Governor John Hickenlooper. Haskett will serve as a commission representative for sportsmen and outfitters west of the Continental Divide. Haskett is the owner and operator of JML Outfitters which was voted the 2016 Outfitter Continue reading

Trump Admin Looks At Sage Grouse Conservation

According to multiple reports, the Interior Department under the Trump administration is considering changes to federal greater sage grouse protection. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is said to be thinking about changing the conservation for sage grouse management in the U.S. from focusing on Continue reading

Diesel Truck Drivers May Soon Face Fines

Governor John Hickenlooper is ready to sign a bill that would penalize diesel truck drivers who inundate other cars or pedestrians with exhaust from their vehicles. If Hickenlooper signs the bill, anyone with modifications to their diesel truck who is caught pumping out massive plumes of black Continue reading

Prepare For Floods And Fires

This week has been declared Flood Safety and Wildfire Awareness week in Colorado by Governor John Hickenlooper. This is a good time for residents to learn about flood and wildfire risks in Colorado, and to make a plan on what to do in the event that a fire or flood occurs. 64 counties in Colorado and more than 250 cities and towns with a population of Continue reading

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

Elected Officials Respond To Cancellation Of Oil & Gas Leases

oil-and-gas-drilling-300An announcement was made earlier this week that Secretary of the interior Sally Jewell, Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, have agreed to cancel 25 oil and gas leases on the Roan Plateau on the Thompson Divide, located in the White River National Forest. The news of the 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 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