Gov. John Hickenlooper

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Attorney general offers blessing on hospital fee

DENVER – Republican Attorney General Cynthia Coffman on Monday offered a legal blessing to Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper to proceed with restructuring a hospital fee. The news offered a slight...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Governor appoints trustees to Fort Lewis College board

The Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees will have some new faces come 2017. Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed Dianne Pacheco-Van Voorhees and Richard Kaufman to fill the seats vacated by Chairwoman...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Gov. Hickenlooper calls for unity in wake of election

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper is calling for unity after a divisive election in which he described Republican Donald Trump as a “narcissistic fraud.” His comments Thursday came just hours before...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Governor’s office unveils $28.5 billion budget request

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday proposed reductions to key government services as part of his $28.5 billion budget request to lawmakers. The governor’s office also proposed new programs...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Hickenlooper threatens executive order on clean air

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday said the state can do more to push for clean air, doubling down on a draft executive order that would order cuts in carbon pollution. The proposed order...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News