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Post-election, here’s an agenda for the Legislature looking to 2015

Post-election, here’s an agenda for the Legislature looking to 2015

Years ago, state legislator Ken Chlouber gave an eager aspirant to local office some tart words of advice. The candidate had bored Chlouber for 15 minutes as he described his brilliant and innovative plans for his city’s future, until Chlouber finally spoke. “Well, all those plans and ideas are fine,” he said, “but if you… Continue Reading Post-election, here’s an agenda for the Legislature looking to 2015

Governor debate to stream live

The fifth debate between Colorado governor candidates, Gov. John Hickenlooper and Bob Beauprez, tonight, Oct. 15, at the Gallogly Events Center on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus, will be streamed live on pbs.org/newshour/rundown/colorado-governors-debate/. The debate begins at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees must have tickets. The tickets are… Continue Reading Governor debate to stream live

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Meet Hickenlooper, Beauprez

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The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance Governmental Affairs Advisory Council is hosting two opportunities to meet the candidates running for governor. Business leaders and others are invited to hear directly from Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican candidate Bob Beauprez. The events will be held at Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive. No registration is required… Continue Reading Meet Hickenlooper, Beauprez

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Now that a second effort to recall state Sen. Evie Hudak, D-Aurora, has been launched by NRA-backed Republicans, maybe it’s time for Democrats to reconsider their strategy as they attempt to fight off such efforts. When recall petitions were certified against Sen. John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, and Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo, Democrats huffed and puffed… Continue Reading Should Dems fight latest recall attempt, or play rope-a-dope?

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He once led Pikes Peak Community College. Now, Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia is a leading candidate to become U.S. secretary of labor, according to a Reuters article today. The news service cites sources familiar with the situation. Garcia, a Hispanic former president of Colorado State University-Pueblo, would bring racial diversity and a Western flair… Continue Reading Lt. Gov. Garcia could be tapped for U.S. cabinet job

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In response to recent mass shootings, one of which took place in Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper unveiled an $18.5 million plan to strengthen the state’s mental health services and support system. “For the past five months, in response to the Aurora shooting, we have been working to expand mental health care and services across Colorado,”… Continue Reading Governor creates $18.5 million plan to address mental health needs

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Colorado needs fiscal and constitutional reforms, according to TBD Colorado, a group set up by Gov. John Hickenlooper to encourage civic engagement in solving the state’s problems. “Our state has endless positive potential,” said TBD Colorado Board Chairman Greg Maffei. “Important, forward-facing actions and decisions must be made to ensure a vibrant future. Analysts from… Continue Reading TBD Colorado: State needs fiscal, constitutional reforms

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Gov. John Hickenlooper has consolidated a number of programs under a new office, the Office of Early Childhood Development. The office will be under  the umbrellas of the Colorado Department of Health and Human Services. It will bring together programs from four divisions within CDHS, including child care licensing, quality initiative, Colorado child care assistance,… Continue Reading Governor creates new early childhood office

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New York City’s proposed ban on large sugary drinks sounds extreme — but the governor of the nation’s leanest state is listening. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says elected officials run a political risk for proposing dramatic lifestyle changes that Hickenlooper called “one step away from the nanny state.” But the Democratic governor also said he… Continue Reading NYC’s sugary drink ban catches CO gov’s attention

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Regional governmental groups will meet with Gov. John Hickenlooper to discuss transportation funding for the Pikes Peak region.   The meeting is scheduled for 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the Penrose House Conference Center’s Pavilion.   All mayors, city council, county commissioners, town trustees and city managers in the Pikes Peak region… Continue Reading Hickenlooper, regional leaders to meet Friday

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