Tag Archives: John Hickenlooper

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

Letter To Secretary Jewell in Support of Trapper Mine

 

JEWELLU.S. Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, along with Governor John Hickenlooper, and Congressman Scott Tipton yestrday sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell urging DOI to complete the court-ordered Environmental Assessment for Trapper Mine prior to April 30th. Trapper Mine’s permit was covered under the same environmental review that the U.S. District Court in Colorado deemed deficient for Colowyo Mine, but Trapper Mine was initially believed to be unaffected. Further review led to a negotiation with the Office of Continue reading

Governor Expected to Sign School Violence Liability Bill

co-state-capitol-300Legislation to make Colorado public schools legally liable for student safety awaits the governor’s signature. The state House and Senate agreed yesterday on final language in the bill to allow public schools to be sued for negligence in Continue reading

Legislature Protects Yoga Training Programs from State Regulation

co-state-capitol-300Colorado’s governor has signed into law a bill to shield yoga training programs from state regulation – and yogis in Colorado are celebrating with mass poses. Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill yesterday to exempt yoga teaching programs from occupational-training regulation. The bill passed after about 80 yoga training Continue reading

Lawmakers Adjusting Investor Requirements

co-state-capitol-300Colorado lawmakers have agreed to expand investment in private start-up companies by sending the governor a bill to expand the pool of potential investors. A bill approved by the Senate yesterday would make Colorado at least the 15th Continue reading