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2 years 1 week ago

Gov. Hickenlooper signs many bills into law

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...

3 years 9 months ago

State insurance commissioner named

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...

3 years 9 months ago

Governor signs restorative justice bill into law

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...

3 years 9 months ago

Hickenlooper to sign restorative justice bill

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.

3 years 9 months ago

Mesa State College gets new name

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...

4 years 2 months ago

Hickenlooper visits Southern Colorado

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...

4 years 2 months ago

Hickenlooper to visit Southern Colorado

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...

4 years 2 months ago

Inauguration dinner offers barbecue and advice

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...

4 years 4 months ago

Hickenlooper assembling his team

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.

4 years 4 months ago

Hickenlooper says focus now is on Colorado's economy

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....

4 years 5 months 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 5 months ago

Gubernatorial candidates debate in Pueblo

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...

4 years 5 months 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 5 months ago

Maes calls for school funding mandate time-out

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...

4 years 6 months 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 6 months ago

Three-party race for governor in Colorado

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...

4 years 6 months ago

GOP governor's group hints Colo. race a lost cause

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...

4 years 6 months 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 6 months ago

Hickenlooper announces education policy for Colorado

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...

4 years 7 months ago

Dan Maes prevails in GOP governor's race

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...

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