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Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today that Ken Lund, the chief legal counsel in the Governor’s Office, will become executive director of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade on Aug. 1. He will replace Dwayne Romero.
Colorado's ASSET bill died in committee Monday as every Republican, including Robert Ramirez, voted no. Ramirez said he will work with Democrats to bring a bill next year that is more acceptable to conservatives.
Denver mayoral candidate Chris Romer Monday called on the City of Denver to open meetings of a budget task force to the public. The City has said the task force is not a "formally constituted" body and hence does not have to follow open meeting laws.