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 […]
It was far from surprising that Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman made good last week on old threats to join 23 other states in suing the EPA to try and stop the government’s push against coal-fired power plants and their clear contribution to global climate change.
Hickenlooper wrote that Jordan Cove would be the only liquefied national gas facility on the west coast directly linking Colorado to new energy markets via the Ruby Pipeline.
“When my prescription ran out, I chased that feeling and that involved having to buy prescription pills on the street,” she said. Then she discovered that heroin was cheaper and stronger.
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 […]
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 […]
Hickenlooper is announcing his selection for a new justice Tuesday afternoon. He’s picking from three finalists — Richard L. Gabriel, Melissa Hart, and David S. Prince.
Joining Hickenlooper for the announcement will be LinkedIn co-founder Allen Blue, Markle Foundation President and CEO Zoe Baird, and Kaiser Senior Vice President Nancy Wollen.
“This is exactly what we should be doing with this money,” Democratic Sen. Pat Steadman, the sponsor of the bill, said.
DENVER | Legislation to allow lawsuits against Colorado schools when there are shootings or other violence is being signed into law Wednesday by Gov. John Hickenlooper. Lawsuits would be limited to $350,000 per victim or $900,000 per incident when there are serious injuries or deaths from violence and the school is accused of negligence. With the […]