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The politics of being Beauprez, Hickenlooper

The politics of being Beauprez, Hickenlooper

Early spring, 2003. Newly elected Congressman Bob Beauprez was the guest of honor at a business-sponsored event in Aurora. Another familiar figure was present, a sandy-haired political newcomer who soon would become mayor of Denver. “I’m here to talk to Congressman Beauprez,” said John Hickenlooper. “If I’m elected, he’ll be one of the folks I’ll… Continue Reading The politics of being Beauprez, Hickenlooper

Lawsuit challenging TABOR moves forward

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Lawsuit challenging TABOR moves forward

Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit denied the governor’s request to rehear his claim that the plaintiffs’ constitutional challenge to TABOR should be dismissed on procedural grounds. In March, a three judge panel of the 10th Circuit unanimously decided the case should proceed to trial. Tuesday’s ruling upheld that decision. As… Continue Reading Lawsuit challenging TABOR moves forward

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Four bills under consideration by the state Senate are somewhat misleadingly called the “telecommunications modernization legislative package.” According to the folks pushing HB 1328-133, they will “protect consumers, deliver the benefits of competition, protect 911, create a broadband fund and establish a streamlined process for private investment.” The state House already passed the package by… Continue Reading Beware of four bills sailing through Capitol

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Election brings new torrent of themes, extremes

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It’s too bad that we can’t give politicians a mandatory timeout. We could brighten the dreary stretch of time between November and April by forbidding campaign activity of all kind — no speeches, no fundraising, no self-serving press releases, no “town hall” meetings, no partisan attacks. Alas, such is not the case. While most of… Continue Reading Election brings new torrent of themes, extremes

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Folks who live near the Gulf of Mexico are well aware of red tides. During such phenomena, the Gulf’s crystalline blue waters turn a murky red, thanks to sudden algal blooms. Oxygen-deprived fish die and wash up on beaches, while humans may become severely ill from eating shellfish contaminated with red-tide toxins. Substitute “Democratic elected… Continue Reading Red tide could produce state’s next GOP governor

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Governor to sign Colo. state employee bill

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  Colorado state employees could see revised job protections under a measure headed to ballots this fall.   Gov. John Hickenlooper says he plans to sign the proposal to revise personnel regulations on Wednesday. The governor’s signature is the last step before the changes go to voters.   Many of the protections are in the… Continue Reading Governor to sign Colo. state employee bill

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The Colorado legislature passed a bill during its special session that aims to return the state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund to solvency. The bill will allow employers to borrow money at about 1.5 percent through bonds from private investors to pay federal debt in the fund. “Right now the unemployment insurance trust fund is about… Continue Reading Legislature passes bill to improve unemployment insurance

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Hickenlooper elected to WGU board

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Gov. John Hickenlooper has joined the Western Governors University Board of Trustees. A nonprofit, online university, the school was founded in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors, including former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer. WGU was established to increase higher education opportunities for working adults, offers online degrees in business, information technology, education and health professions. It… Continue Reading Hickenlooper elected to WGU board

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Two from Springs on Hickenlooper transition team

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Two Colorado Springs community leaders have been selected for Gov. John Hickenlooper’s transition team. Bill Hybl, chairman and CEO of the El Pomar Foundation, and James Stewart, CEO of the Colorado Springs Black Chamber of Commerce, will both serve as state-wide co-chairman for the transition team. They join about 50 other state co-chairs and committee… Continue Reading Two from Springs on Hickenlooper transition team

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During his first speech as governor-elect, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper discussed his plans for state wide economic growth at the Downtown Partnership’s 13th Annual Mayor’s Breakfast in Colorado Springs. More than 300 people heard the mayor speak inside the SaGaJi Theatre at the Fine Arts Center. Hickenlooper received three standing ovations from the council members, businessmen, police officers and Army… Continue Reading Hickenlooper addresses Colorado Springs

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