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1 year 5 months ago

Hickenlooper holding death penalty case meetings

DENVER (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper is meeting with lawyers, victims' families and law enforcement about the pending execution of one of three men on Colorado's death row. Hickenlooper is holding private meetings on Friday and Saturday on the Nathan Dunlap case. Spokesman Eric Brown says he's hearing information from...

1 year 8 months ago

Hickenlooper promotes gas drilling at DC hearing

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says natural gas drilling is helping the economic recovery and reducing pollution but requires strong regulation now that wells are coming closer to populated areas. Hickenlooper made the comments Tuesday in Washington, D.C. before a U.S. Senate committee looking at the opportunities and...

2 years 3 months ago

Governor lifts state wide burn ban

DENVER (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper says cool, wet weather has allowed him to lift the statewide fire ban he ordered last month. The governor said Sunday that "Mother Nature is finally giving us some relief," and extreme fire conditions have abated in all of Colorado's 64 counties. Recent widespread...

2 years 5 months ago

Hickenlooper ready to start signing bills

DENVER (AP) - The Legislature has finished work and the bills have been passed. That means it's time for Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to tour the state signing bills into law to highlight the news laws he wants to draw public attention to. The tour starts Saturday afternoon in Poncha...

2 years 5 months ago

Not so special session ends

DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers wrapped up a special session Wednesday with little to show for returning to work. It was an extraordinary session, with quite ordinary results. The Legislature convened its first special session since 2006 on Monday. Lawmakers were called back to Denver by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper,...

2 years 9 months ago

State of State Address full text

DENVER (AP) - Prepared text of Gov. John Hickenlooper's State of the State speech on Thursday: When people think of the West, it's easy to envision wagon trains, Buffalo Bill, the glory days of the Gold Rush. Cowboy hats come to mind . rocks . even beer . but let's...

3 years 3 months ago

Hickenlooper to visit closing prison

LAS ANIMAS, Colo. (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper is visiting southeastern Colorado to talk with employees at a rural prison that's closing because of budget cuts. Hickenlooper will update prison staff on Tuesdasy about plans to finding another use for the Fort Lyon Correctional Facility in Las Animas. Closing...

3 years 3 months ago

Gov calls for gaming commission resignations

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper asked for the resignation of three members of the state's gaming commission over their decision to give casinos a tax break. Hickenlooper announced Wednesday he asked for the resignations because of a tax break for the state's casino industry. The tax break took...

3 years 5 months ago

Tax amnesty bill likely to be signed

DENVER (AP) - People and businesses behind on their taxes could get a chance this fall to make things right without facing penalties. A bill awaiting likely approval by Gov. John Hickenlooper would create a tax amnesty from Oct. 1 to Nov. 15 to let taxpayers settle amounts they owe...

3 years 6 months ago

Governor wants some to reapply for their jobs

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's governor is asking senior managers in state government to reapply for their jobs. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper has told 96 people in the state's "senior executive service" to reapply for their jobs. The Denver Post first reported the move Tuesday. The senior managers work in...

3 years 7 months ago

Hickenlooper works to combine two agencies

Gov. John Hickenlooper continus his efforts to combine the state Parks Department with the Colorado Division of Wildlife. He met today with the parks board and the Wildlife Commission outlining how the agencies have many shared missions. "The Colorado Division of Wildlife and Colorado State Parks are well...

3 years 7 months ago

Low strength beer battle

DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers say they will hold a hearing to determine why Gov. John Hickenlooper, a former brew pub owner, changed rules on the sale of low-strength beer to make it easier for restaurants and liquor stores to sell those brands. Rep. Larry Liston, R-Colorado Springs, and...

3 years 7 months ago

Hickenlooper seems to soften on closing prison

Governor John Hickenlooper spent the day in the lower Arkansas Valley, listening to concerns about closing the Fort Lyon Correctional Facility near Las Animas. Hickenlooper toured the prison this morning, then met with local officials. The state plans to assign about 200 prison employees to other facilities. Bent County...

3 years 8 months ago

Gov. Hickenlooper in Colorado Springs tomorrow

Gov. John Hickenlooper will meet with military leaders in Colorado Springs tomorrow. He'll travel to Fort Carson to discuss growth on the Mountain Post. Fort Carson is the second-largest employer in Colorado with a combined economic impact approaching $2.5 billion. Hickenlooper will also meet with senior leaders at...

3 years 8 months ago

Businesses could weigh in on Colo. bills

DENVER (AP) - It's a perennial gripe about Colorado lawmakers - that they regulate businesses without realizing how much red tape they're creating. That could change under a proposal to give industries a chance to weigh in on legislation before it's approved in Colorado. The plan has broad support...

3 years 8 months ago

Hickenlooper to address Western Slope issues

DENVER (AP)-Gov. John Hickenlooper wants to talk with leaders from the Western Slope about their issues at the Capitol. Hickenlooper is meeting Thursday with Club 20 members during the group's annual legislative visit. The group lobbies on behalf of counties, communities, tribes, businesses and associations in western Colorado. ...

3 years 8 months ago

Gov. Hickenlooper on State of the Union

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper released this statement in reaction to President Obama's State of the Union Address: "If there was one word that stood out in the President's speech tonight it was innovation. His emphasis on reform, responsibility and support for education was right on target. The President sounded...

3 years 9 months ago

Governor to appoint new prosecutor in W. Colorado

MONTROSE (AP)- Gov. John Hickenlooper is expected soon to appoint a new prosecutor in the judicial district based in Delta County, replacing the former prosecutor who's facing criminal charges. Eric Brown, Hickenlooper's spokesman, said Monday that the governor plans to choose one of three candidates by week's end to...

3 years 9 months ago

Governor wraps up economic tour

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is winding up his statewide tour to get help from local counties putting together an economic plan. Hickenlooper has meetings Monday in Limon and Loveland after stops on the Western Slope and southern Colorado. The new governor is meeting with business leaders,...

3 years 9 months ago

Hickenlooper's State of State speech

The following is the text of Governor Hickenlooper's first State of the State address. "A lot of people don't think the state can operate in a nonpartisan way for the benefit of Colorado," Hickenlooper said during the speech. "We don't agree." Hickenlooper talked about multi-year budgeting...

3 years 9 months ago

State of State Address

DENVER (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper says he'll offer core principles but no major new programs in his first state of the state speech. The Democrat say his first address to lawmakers on Thursday will focus on jobs and the economy, with an emphasis on streamlining programs the state...

3 years 9 months ago

Governor Hickenlooper outlines jobs plan

Governor Hickenlooper gave a short speech, outlining his plans for Colorado. It focused mostly on jobs and how jobs can be created in Colorado. He said he wants to unleash the entrepreneurial spirit of Coloradans. He said he will immediately sign three executive orders. The first will bolster...

3 years 9 months ago

Businesses line up to pay for Colo. inaugural

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...

3 years 11 months ago

Governor-elect to speak at Chamber Dinner

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...

3 years 11 months ago

AP calls Governor's race: Hickenlooper wins

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...

4 years 3 days ago

Congressman Lamborn bails on Maes

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...

4 years 1 week ago

Chamber endorses Hickenlooper for governor

The Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce has endorsed John Hickenlooper for governor. The Chamber has 1,600 members and is established as a pro-business organization. The Chamber also backed Issue 300, which would establish what is known as a "strong mayor" chief executive branch for Colorado Springs' city government. ...

4 years 1 week ago

Hickenlooper: tap PERA for business loans

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...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Buck, Hickenlooper lead top Colorado races

Republican Senate challenger Ken Buck holds an edge over Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, while Democrat John Hickenlooper leads the gubernatorial race according to a Denver Post/9News poll. The poll published Sunday showed Buck leading Bennet 48 percent to 43 percent. In the governor's race, Hickenlooper led with 46...

4 years 1 month ago

Democrat Hickenlooper returned tax break to IRS

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...

4 years 1 month ago

Tancredo can stay in governor race

DENVER (AP) - A judge has ruled that third-party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo can stay on Colorado's ballot in November. Denver District Court Judge William Hood ruled Tuesday that the secretary of state was correct in certifying Tancredo as a candidate running on the American Constitution Party ticket. The...

4 years 1 month ago

Democrat Hickenlooper to spend $1.3 million on TV ads

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. ...

4 years 1 month ago

Gubernatorial debate schedule announced

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...

4 years 1 month ago

Maes says he won't drop out

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 -...

4 years 2 months ago

Hickenlooper promises clean campaign

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...

4 years 2 months ago

Dan Maes to announce running mate at noon

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....

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