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4 years 2 months ago

Gov. Bill Ritter in Pueblo today

Gov. Bill Ritter will visit Vestas Towers plant in Pueblo this morning, where he'll discuss Colorado's leadership in the New Energy Economy. Vestas, maker of wind generators, is hosting more than 100 international investors and journalists for the company's bi-annual Capital Markets Day.

4 years 3 months ago

Governor to slash state budget today

It just keeps getting worse. Gov. Bill Ritter will announce another round of budget cuts on Monday as the state's fiscal emergency continues. The governor has the power to cut up to $75 million from this year's $18.2 billion budget because the state failed to meet a 2...

4 years 5 months ago

Governor Ritter signs radioactive waste bill

Governor Bill Ritter signed a bill in Canon City Tuesday afternoon to tighten regulations on radioactive waste in Colorado. It requires uranium mills to clean up radioactive waste before accepting more radioactive material. Uranium mills are now allowed to postpone cleanup until they finish production and decommission their facilities....

4 years 6 months ago

Ritter to sign new Colorado laws on health care

Gov. Bill Ritter is signing bills that will improve health care and help prevent injuries. Bills being signed into law Wednesday include a requirement that children be placed in booster seats while riding in cars. Others track down Medicaid fraud and require that insurance companies cover reproductive services. ...

4 years 6 months ago

Gov. Ritter vetoes sex offender bill

Gov. Bill Ritter has vetoed a bill regulating the sex offender management board, saying the legislation went too far by allowing convicts to choose their own treatment programs. Ritter says the bill did not have an adequate hearing before it was adopted and would weaken the program. The governor says...

4 years 6 months ago

State leaders predict "average" fire season

With all the moisture we've had lately, state leaders are predicting a average fire season in Colorado. "The 2010 fire season outlook is better than we've seen in recent years," Gov. Bill Ritter (D) Colorado. "Overall, we're looking at average fire potential for the entire Rocky Mountain area. But we...

4 years 6 months ago

Ritter vetoes registration bill

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter has vetoed a measure that would have eased restrictions on registering a farm vehicle. The bill would have barred issuers of farm truck license plates from requiring owners to show proof of eligibility for those agricultural license plates. Under current law,...

4 years 7 months ago

Ritter to sign power plant bill

Colorado is about to require its largest utility to cut emissions at some of its coal-fired power plants to help head off new federal emissions rules. Gov. Bill Ritter plans to sign a bill Monday targeted at Xcel Energy's power plants along the northern Front Range. Xcel would have to...

4 years 7 months ago

Governor to sign bill protecting farmland

Gov. Bill Ritter is signing a bill that would limit the use of urban renewal authority to take agricultural land. Lawmakers say Colorado is rapidly losing farmland and they believe urban renewal was never intended for taking more land away from farmers and ranchers. The bill also requires county assessors...

4 years 7 months ago

Gov. signs bill sending medicine to Haiti

Gov. Bill Ritter has signed legislation that will help deliver medication to Haiti. The bill will make it easier for nursing homes and hospitals to use or donate discarded medication. Lawmakers hope the change will lead to unused medications being sent to medical clinics in Haiti, which suffered a devastating...

4 years 8 months ago

Gov. Ritter in Colorado Springs Tuesday

Gov. Bill Ritter attend an industry conference in Colorado Springs Tuesday. He'll make the keynote address at the 52nd Annual Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)-IAS/Portland Cement Association Industry Conference. The conference is being held at The Broadmoor.

4 years 8 months ago

Governor to sign health legislation

Gov. Bill Ritter is set to sign a bill that prohibits gender discrimination in setting health insurance rates. The bill will be signed on Monday, the annual Health Care Day of Action at the Capitol. Lawmakers say rates for women are often higher than rates for men and they believe...

4 years 8 months ago

Colorado governor restores gaming impact funds

Gov. Bill Ritter is giving $5 million in funding for the Local Government Limited Gaming Impact Program back to gaming communities. The funding was taken away temporarily to help cover budget shortfalls and will now be made available to communities impacted by gaming activity. The program was created by the...

4 years 8 months ago

Colorado governor released from hospital

Gov. Bill Ritter is out of the hospital and at home recovering from six broken ribs he suffered in a bicycle accident. Aides to the governor said Ritter was released from Denver Health Medical Center and was at home resting Saturday. The governor was hurt Tuesday on an early morning...

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