John Hickenlooper


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 […]


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 […]


DENVER | Colorado’s governor is signing into law a new crackdown on medical marijuana. Gov. John Hickenlooper was scheduled Monday, May 18, to sign a bill that directs state health authorities to set new guidelines for doctors who recommend pot for “severe pain.” That’s the most common condition on Colorado’s medical marijuana registry. The new law […]