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Hickenlooper appoints IT executive

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Gov. John Hickenlooper has appointed someone to oversee the state’s IT infrastructure and to promote Colorado as a location for technology companies. Kristin Russell, previously vice president of global IT service operations at Oracle, will be the state’s Secretary of Technology and chief information officer. Responsibilities of the Cabinet-level position traditionally include ensuring IT security… Continue Reading Hickenlooper appoints IT executive

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Hickenlooper faces early test with labor pick

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Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper could be off to a bumpy start with his Cabinet appointments as the Senate takes up one of his most controversial picks first. A Senate committee starts work Monday reviewing Hickenlooper’s choice to lead the Department of Labor and Employment, Ellen Golombeck. She’s a former president of the Colorado AFL-CIO, and… Continue Reading Hickenlooper faces early test with labor pick

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Hickenlooper to address Colo. business leaders

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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is meeting with business leaders to go over his plans to create jobs in Colorado. The Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry is holding its business day at the Capitol on Thursday and Hickenlooper plans to address the group at the Brown Palace. The governor has said the state doesn’t have… Continue Reading Hickenlooper to address Colo. business leaders

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Gov. John Hickenlooper’s new executive team includes the people who will be shaping Colorado’s health care policy for the next four years. Those people will be responsible, in part, for helping create the new health insurance exchanges required by federal law, as well as guiding the state’s efforts at implementing other parts of the health… Continue Reading Hickenlooper names team that will guide state’s care

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Gov. John Hickenlooper says he will sign executive orders promoting jobs as one of his first orders of business. In his inaugural address on Tuesday, Hickenlooper said one of the orders will require the state to partner with local communities in creating jobs and designing economic plans for those communities. The second will emphasize global… Continue Reading Hickenlooper inauguration: Jobs a priority

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Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper plans to lay out his goals and principles for the next four years during his inaugural on Tuesday and his state of the state speech on Thursday. What he won’t do is announce any major new programs, because the state doesn’t have the money. Hickenlooper says he plans to lay out a… Continue Reading Hick lays out goals, but no new programs this week

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The man in charge of the FBI in Colorado has been picked to lead the state’s public safety department. Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper announced his decision to appoint Jim Davis to the post Thursday. Davis, a 25-year FBI veteran, directed the investigation of Najibullah Zazi, the Denver-area airport shuttle driver who pleaded guilty in February in… Continue Reading Hickenlooper names FBI agent to head public safety

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Hickenlooper names three cabinet members

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Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper has named three of his cabinet members this week. Maj. Gen. Michael Edwards will be the executive director of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs; T.J. Deora will be director of the governor’s energy office and Sue Birch will be the executive director of the department of health-care policy and financing.… Continue Reading Hickenlooper names three cabinet members

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Colorado Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper expects to name more members of his cabinet this week. He’s also working on his inaugural and state of the state speeches that he will give after he is sworn in next Tuesday. Spokesman Eric Brown said Hickenlooper will have most of his cabinet finished this week. Hickenlooper also plans to… Continue Reading Hickenlooper to finish cabinet appointments this week

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The incoming administration of Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper is likely to see increased pressure from the oil and gas industry to lift environmental regulations that critics say have hurt the Southern Colorado economy. Continue Reading Colorado oil, gas producers hinge their hopes on Hick

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