John Hickenlooper

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2014 file photo, state Attorney General Cynthia Coffman speaks to supporters during the GOP election night gathering, in Denver, Colo. The Colorado Republican Party chairman on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 accused Coffman and former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo of trying to force him from his position and warning he may face a lawsuit and false allegations of infidelity if he refused to leave. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)

DENVER | Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman asked the state Supreme Court on Friday to dismiss Gov. John Hickenlooper’s complaint about lawsuits she filed without his permission. Hickenlooper asked the high court earlier this month to rule that he, not the attorney general, has the final say on whether to sue the federal government. But Coffman […]


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Hickenlooper to seek _Perr

DENVER | Colorado is facing a $373 million budget shortfall next year, despite a healthy state economy that has an unemployment rate of 4 percent. Years of uncoordinated fiscal policies, spending restrictions that require refunds to taxpayers, and mandated funding for schools are among the moving parts colliding to create the budget deficit, the governor’s budget […]


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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, file photo, an activist waves a placard calling for the ban of fracking during a news conference outside the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Environmentalists and the energy industry have fought decisive battles over fracking in New York, Oklahoma and Texas, but the outcome is unclear in Colorado, where the issue could go to a ballot fight in the 2015 general election. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

DENVER | Environmentalists and the energy industry have fought decisive battles over fracking in New York, Oklahoma and Texas, but the outcome is unclear in Colorado, where the issue could go to a ballot fight in the 2016 election. A task force convened by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper tried to find a compromise over who should […]


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FILE - In this May 5, 2015 file photo, a car navigates a flooded intersection as a small stream empties over the road as a storm rages over Colorado Springs, Colo. While California and much of the far West are suffering through extreme drought, Colorado is splashing through a wetter-than-normal spring. (Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette via AP, file) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. | The governors of 10 Western states began a three-day meeting Wednesday in Lake Tahoe to tackle drought and other problems that don’t respect state boundaries. The Western Governors’ Association, chaired by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, will also address energy and transportation at its annual meeting. However, any substantial policy changes on issues […]


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