Tag Archives: local control

After raucous rollout, charter school compromise sailing through Colorado statehouse

A last-minute compromise that could send more local tax dollars to charter schools moved quickly through the statehouse Tuesday clearing critical hurdles in both the […]...

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May 10, 2017 Politics, The Mix

After tensions mount, Colorado House advances charter school funding deal, school finance bill

The Colorado House of Representatives advanced a crucial school funding bill and a controversial compromise that could send more money to charter schools after a […]...

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May 9, 2017 Politics

Lafayette’s Climate Change Bill of Rights: A small town grapples with a big idea

The absence of three of its seven members Tuesday evening prompted the Lafayette City Council to postpone its vote on a controversial proposed Climate Bill […]...

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January 18, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Controversial Broomfield fracking moratorium vote postponed

After a lengthy and occasionally emotional meeting that drew more than 500 people, a divided Broomfield City Council decided Tuesday night to wait until late […]...

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January 11, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

Littwin: Lucky John got the deal done

  IT looks like John Hickenlooper has officially broken his long losing streak. Yes, there had been signs of the old Hick recently. He told […]...

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August 5, 2014 Environment/Energy, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats

Hickenlooper lands crucial compromise in fracking debate

  DENVER — After months of thorny, stop-and-start negotiations that in recent weeks seemed doomed to fail, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced today that he […]...

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August 4, 2014 Environment/Energy, Politics, The Beats

What’s next in Colorado’s local control over fracking debate

IT HAS been a big week for the local control over oil and gas development debate in Colorado. No sooner did Gov. John Hickenlooper announce […]...

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July 18, 2014 Environment/Energy

WATCH: Hickenlooper sides with industry on local control over fracking initiatives

DENVER — From the Chamber of Commerce’s swank downtown offices Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced his staunch opposition to the two ballot initiatives that would […]...

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July 17, 2014 Environment/Energy

Wiretap: No legislative detour for local control of fracking

  Eli Stokols reports that John Hickenlooper will announce today that he has given up on his bid to call a special session of the […]...

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July 16, 2014 The Mix

Events overtaking Hickenlooper local-control deal, resistance hardening

Opportunity this election year is shrinking for the governor and legislative leaders to reach an agreement on a bill that could head off a series of ballot measures aimed at granting local authorities greater regulatory control over the oil-and-gas industry....

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July 1, 2014 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Politics, The Beats

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This Tuesday, May 22! Gubernatorial candidates discuss their policies around work and working families

The Colorado Independent’s Tina Griego will be moderating this gubernatorial forum centered on issues related to working families, labor rights, protections for immigrants and refugees, […]

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The Home Front: A legal challenge to Boulder’s ‘ban on assault weapons’ hits 24 hours after it was voted into law

“Cody Wisniewski made good on his threat Tuesday night to sue Boulder and its council, mounting a legal challenge to the city’s ban on assault […]

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