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DONNA LYNNE | A healthcare exec. A lieutenant governor. A first-time...

As political strategists tell it, voters typically remember no more than two things about people seeking public office. Thing No. 1 about Donna Lynne: When...

Hickenlooper appoints a Kaiser executive as lieutenant governor

Gov. John Hickenlooper today named a Kaiser Permanente executive with a strong record of public and private sector service as his next Lieutenant Governor. His...

101 women Hickenlooper could appoint as lieutenant governor

Last week The Colorado Independent reported that a group of Coloradans were asking Gov. John Hickenlooper to replace Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia with a woman...

Pick a woman for lieutenant governor, advocates urge Hickenlooper

Colorado may boast being the first state to elect a woman to the legislature, but that doesn't mean gender parity exists here. The state has never had a...

Lt. Gov. O’Brien wrapping up application for federal education-reform funds

While Gov. Bill Ritter navigates the media storm set in motion by the surprise announcement that he will not run for reelection in 2010, Lt. Governor Barbara O’Brien is busy wrapping up the Colorado application to win K-12 school funding through the federal Department of Education's $5 billion Race to the Top program. The program aims to reward innovative approaches to education reform. O'Brien is proposing new student performance testing and teacher evaluation, among other things. She spoke with the Colorado Independent over the holidays about the proposal and why many districts in the state have yet to sign on to the application.