Tag Archives: John Hickenlooper

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

Compromise Reached on Program to Provide Drivers Licenses to Illegal Immigrants

licenseA compromise to fund a Colorado program granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants is heading to the governor’s desk. The bipartisan agreement partially funds a request from the state Department of Revenue to collect and spend Continue reading

Hickenlooper Threatens Vetoes on Both Sides of the Aisle

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Colorado’s governor has firm words for lawmakers entering the second half of the legislative session. He hinted yesterday that he’s not sold on measures coming from both parties. Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper told reporters that he doesn’t support repealing a limit on ammunition magazines. That’s a priority for Continue reading

Hickenlooper Takes Oath of Office

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Democrat John Hickenlooper has taken the oath of office for a second term as Colorado governor. Hickenlooper fended off a challenge from Republican Bob Beauprez in November. Hickenlooper touted the state’s economic accomplishments and looked back at the tragedies Colorado has endured – from massive Continue reading

Oil and Gas Task Force Hears from Western Colorado

oil-and-gas-drilling-300Members of the governor’s drilling task force got a split message on their latest trip to western Colorado. The task force wrapped up the second of two days of meetings in Rifle yesterday. During its visit, oil and gas workers and elected officials Continue reading

Colorado Oil And Gas Task Force To Meet In Rifle

The “Colorado Department of Natural Resources Oil and Gas Task Force” will hold it’s 4th meeting Wednesday and Thursday in Rifle. The task force was created last September by Colorado Continue reading

Hickenlooper Angers Hispanics

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Colorado Hispanic activists are angry that the state’s Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper, thinks it’s fruitless to pursue citizenship for immigrants who are in the country illegally. Hickenlooper on Wednesday told the Wall Street Journal that activists and Democrats should stop demanding a pathway to citizenship for those 11 Continue reading

Hickenlooper Defeats Beauprez

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300The Colorado gubernatorial race has been called a win for the incumbent John Hickenlooper.  With 93% of the vote counted, Hickenlooper is 22,000 votes ahead of Republican challenger Bob Beauprez.  Hickenlooper came under fire during his first term for his lack of decision making, and his positions on guns, energy, health Continue reading