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Gov. Ritter in bicycle accident

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Shortly after 6 a.m., Gov. Bill Ritter was involved in a bicycle accident at 23rd Ave. and High Steet in Denver. He collided with another cyclist in his riding group. Representatives from his office said he is being treated at Denver Health Medical Center for several injuries, including multiple rib fractures.

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DENVER (AP) – Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter on Tuesday signed a bill that cuts state employee retiree benefits to prevent the pension system from going broke. Ritter said the cuts are difficult but necessary. Provisions in the bill require shared sacrifice and shared solutions from public employers and employees without imposing an unfair or undue… Continue Reading Ritter signs PERA overhaul

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Ritter’s classic dilemma

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Governor Bill Ritter’s decision to discontinue his 2010 campaign, and leave the Governor’s office after two years, stunned Democrats and Republicans alike. After a relatively easy victory during 2006, Ritter was thought to be the very model of a ‘Blue Dog’ Democrat, uniquely well-suited to Colorado’s independent-minded voters. Fiscally moderate, socially conservative, the pro-life former… Continue Reading Ritter’s classic dilemma

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Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter announced today that he won’t run for re-election this fall. In a press conference at the capitol, Ritter said he intends to spend more time with his family. Considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, the first-term Democrat was elected during 2006 in a pivotal swing-voting state. Pundits say that Denver… Continue Reading Ritter won’t seek re-election

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Gov. Bill Ritter and Colorado Senate President Brandon Shaffer unveiled three job-training bills that will be introduced during the 2010 legislative session. The legislation includes a job retraining program, incentives for creating health care jobs in rural areas and a nursing school-loan forgiveness program. “It all begins with a good job,” Shaffer said. “At the capitol, we’re… Continue Reading Job training bills focus on nursing loans, employee accounts

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Job training is at the top of the list for the 2010 legislature. State lawmakers plan to unveil the package at 2 p.m. today at the Jefferson County Workforce Center in Golden. Gov. Bill Ritter also will discuss a statewide “CareerReady Colorado certificate” program, certifying that prospective workers have achieved certain skills needed on the… Continue Reading Job training legislation to be unveiled today

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The Broadmoor has been selected to host the 2010 National Governors Association’s biennial seminar for new governors. The bipartisan seminar is designed to assist newly elected governors in their transition from campaigning to governing. During 2010, 39 states will hold gubernatorial elections, and at least 22 governors will be forced out by term limits. The… Continue Reading Broadmoor to host 2010 new governor convention

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State adds four furlough days

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Gov. Bill Ritter has called for four additional mandatory furlough days for most state employees. This brings the number of unpaid days off that government workers must take this fiscal year to eight. The four new days are Jan. 15, Feb. 12, April 2 and May 28 – all Fridays before holiday weekends. Non-essential state… Continue Reading State adds four furlough days

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When Gov. Bill Ritter’s office called Boulder Street Gallery owner Terry Henderson this week and asked whether the governor could stop by, Henderson didn’t have to think about it too long. “Absolutely,” he said. “I told them that would be great.” It was great, not because Henderson is a Democrat, as Ritter is, but because… Continue Reading Governor’s visit provides boost for local business

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Ritter visit good for business

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When Gov. Bill Ritter’s office called Boulder Street Gallery owner Terry Henderson this week and asked whether the governor could stop by, Henderson didn’t have to think about it too long. “Absolutely,” he said. “I told them that would be great.” It was great not because Henderson is a Democrat, as Ritter is, but because a… Continue Reading Ritter visit good for business

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