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 »
June 27, 2011 7:07 PM
DENVER (AP) - State Rep. Jim Riesberg of Greeley has been named Colorado's new insurance commissioner. Gov. John Hickenlooper said Monday that the Democratic lawmaker will start work July 1. He will replace John Postolowski, who was appointed as interim commissioner in December. Postolowski will return to his position as... more »
June 7, 2011 11:30 PM
Governor John Hickenlooper pens into law the "Allen Rose Tow Truck Safety Act" on the UCCS campus Tuesday afternoon.
Rose was a Colorado Springs tow truck driver who died in February, dragged to death while trying to tow away an SUV from an apartment complex. His widow, Renee, receives... more »
June 7, 2011 11:18 PM
Governor John Hickenlooper has signed a restorative justice bill into law. The ceremony took place inside an old courtroom in the Pioneers Museum in Colorado Springs.
The law expands programs for juvenile offenders and creates a similar program for adult offenders. Offenders who are not eligible for restorative justice... more »
June 7, 2011 5:25 PM
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will sign a restorative justice bill into law Tuesday afternoon in Colorado Springs.
The bill gives offenders and their victims a chance to meet face to face. Proponents say it keeps people from re-offending and victims a chance to heal after the crime. more »
June 6, 2011 9:59 PM
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Mesa State College in Grand Junction will have a new name starting Aug. 10.
The Daily Sentinel reports that Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law Monday that will turn the school in western Colorado into Colorado Mesa University.
School officials say... more »
May 31, 2011 8:21 PM
DENVER (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper has vetoed a bill requiring parents to contribute more to a health insurance plan for low-income children.
Hickenlooper said in a statement Tuesday the bill "poses adverse consequences" for access to the Children's Health Plan Plus. The Democrat says he respects lawmakers' intent... more »
February 15, 2011 10:07 PM
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has put together his plan to balance the state budget with its billion-dollar shortfall. The biggest cuts would come to Colorado's public schools.
"Make no mistake, the choices we are making today will hurt," says Governor Hickenlooper.
The Democrat's proposal would cut $375 million... 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 16, 2011 6:42 AM
Governor John Hickenlooper will be in Pueblo and Colorado Springs today as part of a statewide tour promoting his bottom-up economic development plan.
Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia will join Hickenlooper in their meetings with business leaders, community members and local politicians.
They hope to discuss job creation, government... 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 11, 2011 4:12 PM
Gov. John Hickenlooper isn't wasting any time before putting his mark on the state. Within hours of being sworn-in as Colorado's new governor he signed an executive order to create the Governor's Education Leadership Council.
"Our state's future is only as strong as our students and their ability to... 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 »
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 »
October 31, 2010 11:39 PM
The campaign trail can be a long one for candidates, but the end is in sight.
Colorado candidates spent most of the weekend going from one corner of Colorado to the other to rally supporters and generate votes.
In Colorado Springs Sunday, people could shake hands with both... more »
October 15, 2010 4:34 PM
One of the most closely watched political polls in Colorado, the Rasmussen Poll, now shows independent Tom Tancredo in a statistical dead heat with democrat John Hickenlooper in the race for governor.
The poll released Friday shows Hickenlooper with 42% support from likely voters, while Tancredo has 38%. Since... 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 4, 2010 4:08 PM
With each poll released, third party candidate Tom Tancredo inches closer to front-leading democrat John Hickenlooper.
A Rasmussen Poll released Monday shows Hickenlooper with 43% of the vote, Tancredo with 35% and republican Dan Maes trailing with 16%.
This is the first time that Tancredo has narrowed the... more »
October 4, 2010 8:45 AM
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... more »
October 1, 2010 8:20 AM
Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is asking voters to approve a time-out on Colorado's public school funding mandate similar to the five-year time-out they approved for the state's tax- and spending-limitation amendment.
Maes told the Colorado Nonprofit Association on Thursday that nonprofit organizations could pick up the slack for... 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 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 »
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 16, 2010 8:22 AM
GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes spent the weekend choosing a running mate.
Spokesman Nate Strauch says Maes was interviewing four or five candidates, and he will have an announcement early in the week. The deadline for choosing a running mate under state law is Tuesday.
Democratic candidate John... more »
August 11, 2010 8:22 AM
Businessman Dan Maes has ridden support from tea party groups to claim Colorado's Republican gubernatorial primary, defeating former U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis.
McInnis is a former six-term congressman who failed to recover after it was revealed that he plagiarized parts of a water study for which a Colorado foundation... more »