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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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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The Home Front: A ‘fight club’ in the El Paso County jail where jailers ‘tracked each time they used force against an inmate’

“Wearing a tiara and posing for a camera, El Paso County sheriff’s Deputy Sandra Rincon smiled next to a cake with two candles on top […]

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