Gov. John Hickenlooper

Woman who faces deportation seeks sanctuary a second time

DENVER — A Peruvian woman has sought sanctuary for a second time in Colorado rather than board a flight to her native country as ordered by immigration authorities. The American Friends Service...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado to join suit on rollback of immigrant protections

DENVER — Colorado’s governor says the state will join a lawsuit by 15 other states and the District of Columbia challenging President Donald Trump’s plan to end a program that protects young...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA chief tours Gold King Mine; Colorado officials field questions

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s visit to the Superfund site north of Silverton on Friday has encouraged state and local officials, who say they were promised it would be a top...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Governors call for nonpartisan approach on health care system

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper and the bipartisan group of governors who openly oppose the Better Care Reconciliation Act added their voices to the those calling for a nonpartisan approach to...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper commits to uphold the Paris climate agreement

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Tuesday that Colorado has joined the United States Climate Alliance, a bipartisan group committed to following the guidelines of the Paris climate...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper unveils efficiency program

DENVER – The state of Colorado will partner with the University of Denver to create a Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab (CEAL) to evaluate how the state’s tax dollars are being spent and measure...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

‘Rolling coal’ bill becomes law

DENVER – A Senate bill is now in effect to prevent drivers from knowingly blowing exhaust smoke to obscure the vision of other drivers, cyclists or pedestrians. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Last minute bill approval spares hospitals from $264M cut

DENVER – In the closing moments of the Legislative session, lawmakers avoided taking $264 million in federal funds away from Colorado’s hospitals, and designates funding for transportation. Senate...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado’s $28.3 billion budget clears the legislature

DENVER – The $28.3 billion state budget cleared the Legislature on Wednesday. That means that the loss of $264 million in federal matching funds for hospitals in the 2017-18 fiscal year is merely...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislative Roundup: Bill to push back last call dies

DENVER – The end of the legislative session is creeping up and with it comes a unique way of killing pieces of legislation that are unlikely to survive the two chambers and the Governor’s veto pen:...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers reach a compromise on construction defects bill

DENVER – Efforts to loosen the construction defects litigation stranglehold on affordable housing in Colorado took a big step forward when a compromise was struck late Tuesday night between...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Lawmakers weigh in on state’s $28.3 billion budget

DENVER – The state Senate dug in for a marathon session Wednesday night as lawmakers debated the state’s $28.3 billion budget and the 12 “orbital” bills that make it work. Some of these bills...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News