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Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper has announced that he plans to replace Don Marostica as director of Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade. The Denver Business Journal reports that Marostica was told Wednesday by John Huggins, co-chairman of Hickenlooper’s transition team, that the incoming governor has decided to do a clean sweep of his Cabinet posts and… Continue Reading Hickenlooper to replace Marostica as Economic Development director

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Hickenlooper will serve BBQ at inaugural dinner

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John Hickenlooper and Joe Garcia are promising to be frugal when they celebrate their inauguration next month. Colorado’s 42nd governor and lieutenant governor will be sworn in Jan. 11th. Their inaugural dinner won’t be a sit-down affair. Barbecue beef brisket, green chile macaroni and cheese and Colorado beer will be served at the Fillmore Auditorium.… Continue Reading Hickenlooper will serve BBQ at inaugural dinner

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Denver filmmaker George Hickenlooper’s death last month was an accidental overdose. The Colorado Medical Examiner reported Monday that the 47-year-old cousin of Colorado Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper died after taking ethanol and oxymorphone. George Hickenlooper died in Denver Oct. 30. The Denver Post reports that John Hickenlooper’s office did not comment on the finding. George Hickenlooper… Continue Reading Hickenlooper’s filmmaker cousin dead from overdose

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John Hickenlooper is about to take the helm as governor of Colorado, and it’s no secret he’s got work cut out for him. The outgoing administration was forced to cut $4.4 billion from the state budget, cuts that left gaping holes in education, transportation and economic-development funding. Businesses around the state have felt the sting.… Continue Reading Creating jobs will be Hickenlooper’s biggest job

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Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper is continuing his meetings aimed at getting ideas from Coloradans on important issues. The governor-elect’s transition team is asking people attending a meeting in Broomfield today to offer some ideas to jump-start the economy. The transition teams have already met with residents in Durango, Frisco, Greeley and Castle Pines. Spokesman Eric Brown… Continue Reading Hickenlooper seeks ideas for Colorado’s problems

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Hickenlooper transition team hitting the road

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Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper’s transition team is hitting the road to get advice from voters on new members of his Cabinet and administration. The first meetings will be Saturday in Durango, Frisco, Greeley and Castle Pines. A total of 11 meetings are planned around the state and suggestions from them will be passed on to Hickenlooper.… Continue Reading Hickenlooper transition team hitting the road

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper said Tuesday Colorado could tap part of the $33 billion state retirement fund for loans to small businesses, providing up to $150 million a year to help stabilize its economy. Hickenlooper told workers at a prescription data center the state should use its assets for loans. He said the state… Continue Reading Hickenlooper considering tapping PERA for loans

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Report: Hickenlooper settled with IRS

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper paid $52,486 to the Internal Revenue Service in 2008 to settle issues surrounding tax credits he received on conservation easements, according to a television report Tuesday. Hickenlooper’s payment to the IRS was an adjustment to the property valuation of conservation easements, which were on land that Hickenlooper and a partner… Continue Reading Report: Hickenlooper settled with IRS

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Hickenlooper campaigning on primary day

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper is spending primary day in southern Colorado. The Denver mayor isn’t facing an opponent, freeing him up to campaign Tuesday while other candidates are still trying to get last minute voters to turn in their ballots. Hickenlooper plans to visit Pueblo, Canon City, Westcliffe and Salida, where he’ll tour a… Continue Reading Hickenlooper campaigning on primary day

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Democrat John Hickenlooper has picked the president of CSU-Pueblo to be his running mate. Hickenlooper is expected to make the announcement at an 11:15 a.m. news conference. Garica has been president of Colorado State University at Pueblo since 2006. Prior to that he was president of Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs. Garcia served… Continue Reading Hickenlooper picks former PPCC president as running mate

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