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2 years 4 months ago

Hickenlooper repeats cautious optimism on budget

DENVER (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper says lawmakers should remain cautious while preparing the state budget because Colorado's economic recovery could be impacted by federal and worldwide forces. The Democratic governor made the comments Wednesday while presenting his proposed budget for next year to the state's Joint Budget Committee. He...

2 years 8 months ago

10 Public Trustees resign

Gov. John Hickenlooper, on Tuesday, accepted the resignations of the 10 public trustees he appoints. The trustees are in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Mesa, Pueblo and Weld counties, most of the largest in Colorado without Denver County. "We all have to stand for good government,"...

3 years 3 months ago

Colorado applies for federal spaceport designation

DENVER (AP) - Colorado has applied for a federal spaceport designation. Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Wednesday that his administration sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration seeking the designation. The Denver Post reports that a spaceport designation would allow a facility from which space-bound payloads can be...

3 years 4 months ago

Panel will examine Pinnacol privatization proposal

DENVER (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper has chosen a panel to review the proposed privatization of the state-chartered workers' compensation insurer, Pinnacol Assurance. Hickenlooper announced Thursday that he selected 19 people representing businesses, insurers, workers and foundations to review the proposal and offer guidance on possible legislation. Pinnacol's board...

3 years 5 months ago

Colorado honoring fallen firefighters

DENVER (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper has ordered that flags be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings in Colorado on Sunday in observance of the 30th annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Fire Administration this weekend...

3 years 6 months ago

Gov. appoints Gonzales to 12th Judicial District

DENVER (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper has appointed Alamosa County Court Judge Michael Anthony Gonzalez to serve as a 12th Judicial District judge. The district serves Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties. Gonzales' appointment fills a vacancy created by the retirement of District Judge O....

3 years 6 months ago

Hickenlooper attends anti-hunger meeting in Denver

DENVER (AP) - Members of Colorado's only statewide anti-hunger group are meeting in Denver. Gov. John Hickenlooper plans to speak at the Hunger Free Colorado breakfast on Wednesday at the Denver Athletic Club. Hickenlooper also plans to sign an executive order at the event.

3 years 6 months ago

Colo. school funding trial wrapping up in Denver

DENVER (AP) - Attorneys representing Colorado in a lawsuit over how it funds education say the plaintiffs want a utopia not required by the state constitution. But lawyers representing parents and 21 school districts contended Friday that the state's method of funding education is irrational and leaves poor students at...

3 years 6 months ago

Colo. communities, schools getting $54M

DENVER (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper says more than $54 million in revenue from state severance tax collections and federal mineral leases will be distributed to Colorado communities and school districts this year, up from $37 million last year. Colorado Department of Local Affairs Executive Director Reeves Brown said...

3 years 7 months ago

Colorado seeks disaster status for 2 more counties

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper is seeking a disaster declaration for two more Colorado counties because of drought. Hickenlooper's request for Elbert and Douglas counties is awaiting approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA already has approved primary disaster declarations for 17 Colorado counties,...

3 years 7 months ago

Bring on the fans!

It's bringing in some of the best cyclists in the world -- and plenty of attention -- to Colorado. The USA Pro Cycling Challenge kicks off Monday in Colorado Springs. The 510-mile race will feature several Colorado cities before its finish in Denver on the 28th. Governor John Hickenlooper...

3 years 10 months ago

Governor signing school bullying bill into law

DENVER (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper is hitting the road to sign bills into law, including one that would reduce bullying in Colorado schools. The measure (House Bill 1254) would define bullying, require school districts to develop policies to prevent bullying and provide grants for prevention programs. He...

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