March 15, 2013 6:22 PM
Governor John Hickenlooper signs 21 bills into law today.
This includes a bill for tuition for dropout recovery program students which means students who participate in those programs will receive payment.
Plus a bill to promote water conservation of designated ground water.
That means there will be safeguards... more »
October 28, 2012 8:43 PM
Several governors appeared on Meet The Press this morning, and John Hickenlooper was one of them. The main thing each has in common is they govern a battleground state.
They all discussed their own viewpoints on the economy, jobs, and the election. Governor Hickenlooper says he was able to do... more »
March 15, 2012 8:28 AM
CHICAGO (AP) - Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has left his Chicago home and is heading to Colorado to begin a 14-year federal prison term for corruption. The one-time golden boy of Illinois politics with a penchant for television cameras is expected to report to the prison by 2 p.m.... more »
March 8, 2012 6:11 AM
HOUSTON (AP) - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says that like most governors, he prefers state regulation of oil and gas drilling to federal regulation. At an energy industry conference Wednesday in Houston, Hickenlooper said states can create regulations that are less onerous but more effective than blanket regulations that come... more »
March 7, 2012 4:08 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed into law a controversial bill that requires women to have abdominal ultrasound exams before undergoing abortions. The Republican governor's signature means the mandate takes effect in July for abortion providers across Virginia. The bill not only sparked protests the past three... more »
February 4, 2012 1:03 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The governors of Colorado and Oklahoma are leading an initiative to increase the use of natural gas vehicles in their state automobile fleets. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin hope the multi-state effort will make natural gas vehicles more affordable for the average... more »
October 22, 2011 7:21 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Rupert Boneham earned a nifty $1 million as the fan favorite on 2004's "Survivor: All-Stars." Now the bushy-bearded, tie-dye-wearing Boneham is hoping Indiana voters will find him just as charming. The 47-year-old Boneham announced Saturday that he's seeking the Libertarian Party nomination for Indiana governor. He told... more »
September 21, 2011 11:36 AM
MIAMI (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is raising new questions in Florida about his rival Rick Perry's position on Social Security. Romney said at a Miami town hall-style meeting that Perry's proposal to have states run the retirement system won't work.
Romney asks what would happen if some... more »
August 11, 2011 6:25 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - It's a move that is certain to shake up the race for the GOP presidential nomination.
A spokesman says Texas Gov. Rick Perry is running for president. He says Perry will make his intentions known on Saturday while visiting South Carolina and New Hampshire.
... more »
July 11, 2011 8:02 PM
EXETER, N.H. (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling influential Republicans in early voting New Hampshire and Iowa, the latest indication that he's seriously considering a presidential run.
New Hampshire Senate President Peter Bragdon tells The Associated Press that Perry called him over the weekend to gauge his... more »
June 29, 2011 6:25 PM
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has just signed a book deal with Sentinel known to be a conservative imprint of Penguin Group (USA). "Can't is Not an Option" will hit book store shelves by January.
Haley is a tea party favorite who was elected as a republican last year... more »
May 2, 2011 12:45 PM
Gov. John Hickenlooper released this statement today about the death of Osama Bin Laden.
"The death of Osama Bin Laden gives our nation another reason to remember and honor the thousands of Americans who were killed on 9/11. We owe a debt of gratitude to our military and counterterrorism... more »
April 24, 2011 1:31 PM
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper says he supports Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel's plan to ramp up production to 24 hours a day.
The mill in Pueblo needs to renew its state clean-air permit for increased operations. Hickenlooper told The Pueblo Chieftain he wants to speed up the... more »
April 17, 2011 7:19 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue says her tour of tornado-ravaged portions of her state nearly brought her to tears.
Perdue told said at a Sunday afternoon news conference in Raleigh that nothing she saw surprised her, given her experience with natural disasters.
Still, the... more »
January 30, 2011 1:19 PM
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper says his goal is to have a long-term statewide water plan within five years.
The Colorado Water Conservation Board projects water shortages by 2050 as the state grows. In December, the state's Interbasin Compact Committee issued a draft plan for how... more »
January 16, 2011 11:38 PM
In a time where Colorado's state budget is uncertain, the state's new governor is taking an untraditional approach to fixing it. "The vision is instead of a bunch of big shots in Denver telling the rest of the state, here's what we think is best for your economy, let's let... more »
January 11, 2011 11:34 PM
Bolo ties and boots crowd the Fillmore Auditorium Tuesday night in support of the next four years under Colorado's 42nd Governor, John Hickenlooper.
"You got three thousand people here who are all willing to invest themselves in working together to make Colorado better, so I am deliriously excited," Hickenlooper... more »
January 10, 2011 10:08 AM
John Hickenlooper has a busy week on-tap. The micro-brew owner will be sworn-in as Colorado's new governor tomorrow.
On Thursday, Hickenlooper will deliver the State of the State address.
Our new governor is expected to lay out his goals and principles for the next four years, but he's... more »
January 8, 2011 5:25 PM
DENVER (AP) - Big businesses in Colorado are bankrolling next week's the inaugural celebrations for Democratic Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper.
Businesses routinely pay for inaugural parties, but watchdog critics are again questioning whether those companies are buying undue influence.
The Denver Post reports that Encana USA, Quiznos and Vail... more »
January 6, 2011 1:42 PM
In Pueblo, a second grader who wrote song about Colorado has earned an exciting opportunity. Isobel McGivney from Fountain International Magnet School, composed a piano song as part of a statewide contest. The assignment was to create an original piece of work based on the theme "My Colorado."
McGivney... more »
December 31, 2010 6:46 PM
DENVER (AP) - Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper continues filling out his cabinet, announcing three appointments Friday.
The incoming Democrat has announced that Sue Birch, who currently leads the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, will be in charge of the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.
Another appointment went... more »
November 17, 2010 5:02 PM
Gov. Bill Ritter will visit the town of Fowler in Otero County tomorrow to honor the town's successes as a pilot community for his new Sustainable Main Streets Initiative. The program, launched in April, is designed to help communities revitalize their downtown corridors and improve their quality of life.
... more »
November 8, 2010 7:15 PM
Colorado Governor-elect John Hickenlooper will speak at the annual Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Dinner next week.
The dinner happens on November 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Broadmoor. Hickenlooper will give the keynote address.
Also featured will be nine community leaders who will share their... more »
November 5, 2010 2:55 PM
DENVER (AP) - Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper is promising to scour the state for Cabinet and commission members and he promises to consider Democrats, Republicans and anyone else who qualifies for the job.
Hickenlooper says what happens in the first six months will define his governorship for the next four... more »
November 4, 2010 4:20 PM
Colorado Governor-elect John Hickenlooper named the first two hires of his new administration, just two days after the election.
Roxane White will be his Chief of Staff and Eric Brown will be Director of Communications. Both worked for Hickenlooper at the City of Denver, in similar jobs.
November 3, 2010 6:01 PM
Fresh off his victory, Governor elect John Hickenlooper says his priority is fixing Colorado's economy. On Wednesday Hickenlooper announced a new team to transition from Governor Bill Ritter's administration. Hickenlooper and Lt. Governor elect Joe Garcia were in Denver Wednesday morning. They announced their transition team called Partners For Colorado.... more »
November 2, 2010 10:40 PM
DENVER (AP) - Democratic Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper has won the Colorado governor's race after a campaign in which the GOP nominee imploded and a third-party candidate made a late surge.
Hickenlooper is a former brew pub owner who benefited from the collapse of GOP nominee Dan Maes. Immigration... more »
October 21, 2010 6:57 PM
5th District Congressman Doug Lamborn has thrown his support behind third party candidate Tom Tancredo in the Colorado Governor's race. It's an unprecedented development in what has become a bizarre election.
Lamborn is a Republican who represents the Republican stronghold of Colorado Springs. Tancredo is a former Republican congressman... more »
October 19, 2010 9:03 AM
Colorado's Republican Party could become a minor party and lose traditional fundraising opportunities in the 2012 presidential election if its candidate for governor, tea party favorite Dan Maes, gets less than 10 percent of the vote on Nov. 2.
It's a stunning prospect for a party that has the... more »
October 18, 2010 9:13 AM
GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes, who has touted his business experience running telecommunications and credit reporting companies, says he filed personal bankruptcy 20 years ago.
According to The Denver Post, Maes filed bankruptcy in 1989 when he was 29 years old and single. Maes spokesman Nate Strauch says Maes... more »
October 15, 2010 8:20 AM
Colorado's top three gubernatorial candidates tell business leaders they will restore tax exemptions eliminated by Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter earlier this year.
Ritter ended or suspended tax exemptions on things like online sales, takeout food containers and industrial energy bills to raise an estimated $130 million a year to... more »
October 13, 2010 8:46 AM
Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper says the state could tap part of the $33 billion state retirement fund for loans to small businesses.
Hickenlooper told workers at a prescription data center on Tuesday the state should use its assets for loans.
He says the state could raise $100... more »
October 12, 2010 11:40 PM
The three major candidates for Colorado's governor came together in Pueblo Tuesday night for a debate in front of a packed crowd at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center.
Republican candidate Dan Maes was about 25 minutes late, after getting caught in heavy traffic from a bizarre accident involving... more »
October 1, 2010 5:43 PM
American Constitution candidate for governor Tom Tancredo has won another string of endorsements from high profile Colorado Republicans.
Last week Tancredo ads began featuring former Congressman Bob Beauprez endorsing Tancredo over Republican Dan Maes.
Friday former 5th District Congressman Joel Hefley added his name to the list of... more »
September 28, 2010 2:40 PM
GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes has released personnel files showing his boss knew that he was investigating a gambling ring and meeting with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
Maes provided his termination letter from 1985 to The Associated Press. In it, Liberal, Kansas Police Chief Richard Kistner told Maes... more »
September 27, 2010 9:05 AM
A TV bounty hunter and an outspoken Arizona sheriff headlined a Denver fundraiser for third-party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo.
Duane "Dog" Chapman, star of the A&E reality TV show "Dog The Bounty Hunter," and Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio helped raise money for Tancredo on Sunday.
Tancredo... more »
September 21, 2010 6:49 PM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is reporting that he raised only $14,000 the past two weeks, leaving political analysts wondering how he can continue to the November election.
Tom Tancredo, who bolted from the Republican Party to run on the American Constitution Party ticket, reported... more »
September 16, 2010 7:35 PM
It's one of the most unusual governor's races in Colorado history: three candidates vying for the top spot and a series of twists and turns shaking up the race. Democrats think they have the advantage, Republicans are trying to recover from a rift within their party and the American Constitution... more »
September 15, 2010 8:31 AM
A Denver TV station is reporting that Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper paid over $52,000 to the Internal Revenue Service in 2008 to settle issues surrounding tax credits he received on conservation easements.
KMGH-TV reported Tuesday that the easements were on land that Hickenlooper and a partner acquired in... more »
September 14, 2010 10:41 PM
With a Denver District Court Judge's decision Tuesday to keep third-party candidate Tom Tancredo's name on the November ballot, Colorado is faced with a three-party race for governor: Tancredo with the American Constitution Party, Dan Maes with the Republican Party, and John Hickenlooper with the Democratic Party.
Tuesday's court... more »
September 13, 2010 1:25 PM
American Constitution Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo told a Denver judge that his party's bylines trumped state law when he got his last-minute nomination in July.
The former Republican congressman was responding Monday to a lawsuit filed by two Republicans who claim Tancredo violated state law when he got... more »
September 10, 2010 1:50 PM
Colorado's embattled Republican gubernatorial candidate is firing back at critics who say he's unfit for office.
A defiant Dan Maes told a group in Durango Thursday that the political process is surrounded by "evil." He spent more than an hour talking about the scandals that have plagued his campaign,... more »
September 9, 2010 6:20 PM
DENVER (AP) - The campaign treasurer for embattled Colorado gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes has resigned three weeks into the job.
Maes' campaign confirmed Thursday that treasurer Bob Balink has quit as volunteer treasurer. Maes spokesman Nate Strauch says that Balink resigned because of a long commute from El Paso... more »
September 9, 2010 8:23 AM
Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is shrugging off the suggestion that a national GOP group won't help finance his campaign anymore and says he will continue to fight for votes.
A Maes spokesman made the comments Wednesday in response to Republican Governors Association Chairman Haley Barbour's remarks hinting... more »
September 8, 2010 8:26 AM
Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's campaign for governor says he raised $403,597 in August and is budgeting $1.3 million for television advertising before November's election.
The Democratic candidate says in his latest finance report filed Tuesday that his campaign spent nearly $358,000 in August, when Hickenlooper began airing commercials.
... more »
September 7, 2010 8:35 PM
The Republican and Democratic nominees for Colorado governor have agreed to a fall debate schedule. Dan Maes and John Hickenlooper will participate in 10 debates, including the Colorado Decides 2010 "Gubernatorial General Election Debate" that aired last week.
The debate schedule is based on invitations to the candidates and... more »
September 3, 2010 6:08 PM
Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes announced Friday afternoon he will not drop out of the race.
In a statement released before 4 p.m. Maes said he has given it thought over several days. "After speaking with, and hearing from, numerous Coloradans - from former Senators to family farmers -... more »
September 3, 2010 4:29 PM
Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes appears headed for the November ballot. Secretary of State Bernie Buescher has to certify the ballot by the close of business Friday, and Maes says he's not going anywhere. Maes has faced a growing chorus of calls to drop out of the race amid... more »
September 2, 2010 5:54 PM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes says he's standing by his claims about his work in law enforcement and urging his supporters to keep up the fight.
Maes made the comments on his Facebook page on Thursday, a day after media reports raised questions about his... more »
September 2, 2010 12:19 PM
DENVER (AP) - The campaign of Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is facing more problems.
Former U.S. Sen. Hank Brown withdrew his support for Maes Wednesday after reading about inconsistencies in Maes' police background in Kansas. Meanwhile, The Denver Post reports that former congressman Bob Beauprez says Maes... more »
September 1, 2010 7:38 PM
DENVER (AP) - Gov. Bill Ritter has appointed Maria Teresa "Terry" Fox to the Colorado Court of Appeals.
Fox will replace retiring Judge Sean Connelly. She has been an assistant U.S. attorney in Colorado since 2004, working as trial counsel to federal agencies and specializing in environmental, constitutional and... more »
August 30, 2010 3:54 PM
Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper is getting ready to unveil his education policy for Colorado.
He'll be joined by his running mate, Colorado State University-Pueblo president Joe Garcia, at Monday's announcement at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton.
Two years ago as mayor Hickenlooper started a preschool stipend program... more »
August 18, 2010 7:02 PM
DENVER (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper is promising to run a "clean" campaign.
The Denver mayor's campaign is rolling out his first television ad featuring Hickenlooper in the shower. The campaign says it has reserved $1.2 million in television time through election day. Hickenlooper says in the... more »
August 17, 2010 10:21 AM
Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes has reached the deadline for announcing his choice of a running mate.
Spokesman Nate Strauch says Maes interviewed four or five candidates over the weekend and will announce his choice on Tuesday. He'll make the announcement at noon at his campaign office in Englewood.... more »