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Tag Archives: John Hickenlooper

Here’s how Colorado schools would spend an extra $100 million (or more) from the state

Update: By Friday, the JBC had set aside $150 million to increase funding to schools. Legislators on the Joint Budget Committee unanimously decided last week […]...

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March 26, 2018 Chalkbeat, Colorado state legislature 2018, Education, Just In, The Mix

Lawmakers at odds with Hickenlooper administration over leasing private prison

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s administration doubled down on its calls to open a shuttered private prison, saying efforts by lawmakers to enact sentencing reforms instead of […]...

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March 21, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Colorado’s head oil-and-gas regulator leaves for private energy consulting gig

The head of a government agency that oversees Colorado’s oil and gas industry will leave his post next month to join a private consulting firm […]...

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February 20, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs

Colorado’s superintendents want (a lot) more money for schools and a new way to divvy it up

Colorado’s superintendents want to change how the state distributes money to school districts – but only if voters are willing to approve a $1.7 billion tax […]...

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February 8, 2018 Chalkbeat, Colorado state legislature 2018, Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Hickenlooper delivers final State of the State address

Gov. John Hickenlooper delivered his final State of the State address on Thursday, laying out his priorities for the homestretch of his eight-year tenure while […]...

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January 11, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Can autonomous vehicles solve the “first-mile, last-mile” problem?

It’s called the first-mile, last-mile problem of mass transit, and it has vexed transportation planners forever during the automotive era. Until you make it easy […]...

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December 8, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Why Gov. Hickenlooper wants to give some Colorado charter schools $5.5 million

If Mike Epke, principal of the New America School in Thornton, had a larger budget, he would like to spend it on technical training and […]...

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November 20, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Littwin: OK, let’s agree Tancredo is a sure thing, but maybe not in the way he thinks

If Colorado Republicans didn’t understand how much trouble they were in before Tom Tancredo jumped into the governor’s race— and they did, believe me — […]...

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November 3, 2017 Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Three men still on Colorado’s death row after judge denies capital appeal

This story has been updated. A judge today denied a five-year appeal by Sir Mario Owens, a man convicted for the 2005 witness killing of […]...

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September 14, 2017 Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs

Littwin: What are the chances a pro-business moderate can win a Dem gov primary in 2018?

I just read Corey Hutchins’ sit-down with Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne on her decision to run for the Democratic nomination for governor. And I’m confused […]...

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September 12, 2017 2018 Governor Race, Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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Colorado Earth Day 2018

On April 21st, thousands of Coloradans and a diverse collection of leaders will come together to celebrate Earth Day with the Sierra Club. Together, Coloradans […]

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How The Denver Post’s rebellion rippled across America

By now you’ve likely heard about The Denver Post’s multi-page editorial broadside at its hedge-fund owner. This week’s newsletter seeks to explain the local and national repercussions of […]

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