Tag Archives: Gov. John Hickenlooper

Senate Dems back transportation bill that lets voters decide how they want to pay for backlog of projects

After a scramble on the Senate floor late Wednesday night, lawmakers reached an agreement on a top priority transportation funding bill. Prior to the changes, […]...

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March 22, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In

Sunny forecast a boon for state budget, but long-term outlook uncertain, state economists warn

Consumer spending is up. Businesses are investing more. The economy is hot, state economists say — but now they’re warning it may overheat. The strong […]...

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March 19, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Lawmakers make another attempt at closing the state’s digital divide

For Senator Don Coram, the lack of adequate Internet at his home in Montrose means using data on his cell phone to work on legislation, […]...

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February 7, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Colorado Legislature 2018: Shortfalls in a time of plenty

When lawmakers drive to Denver next week to convene the 2018 legislative session, they will see about a dozen cranes across the city’s skyline, a […]...

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January 5, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

PARCHED: Anticipated tab for state water plan doubles in less than two years

Implementing Gov. John Hickenlooper’s ambitious water plan likely will cost at least twice what the administration projected. When releasing the statewide strategy in 2015, James […]...

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August 11, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Water, Water

What will it take to reach the climate change goals set by Gov. Hickenlooper?

Words of praise flowed from environmental groups last week after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order calling for Colorado to reduce greenhouse gas emissions […]...

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July 20, 2017 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In

Debate over fossil fuels or renewables imperils funding for state energy office

The money necessary to continue most of the operations of the Colorado Energy Office, which has been instrumental in promoting non-fossil fuel energy for the […]...

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June 21, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado is about to get tougher on those of you (us) who text while driving.

Gov. John Hickenlooper today is signing a bill to ramp up the penalties for this most odious of behaviors. Under the new law, which goes […]...

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June 1, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats

Governor signs omnibus rural Colorado bill

Gov. John Hickenlooper this morning signed into law a bill that is expected to help save up to a dozen rural hospitals and provide much-needed […]...

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May 30, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats

Lawmakers lament they “don’t have more influence” moving state water plan forward

Two sessions have passed since Gov. John Hickenlooper rolled out Colorado’s first statewide water plan, yet lawmakers have made little progress toward the plan’s main […]...

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May 26, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Water, Water

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Colorado Attorney General candidate debate on March 15. All invited.

The Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (CCDB) and the Community College of Denver (CCD) Paralegal Program are holding a public debate for the candidates seeking the position […]

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The Home Front: In Colorado, ACLU settles lawsuit ‘over a man who spent 52 days in jail without getting a bail hearing’

“The ACLU of Colorado has settled a federal lawsuit over a man who spent 52 days in jail without getting a bail hearing, the civil […]

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