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Ritter to announce immigration program

Gov. Bill Ritter plans to announce that Colorado will participate in a federal program aimed at identifying illegal immigrants when they’re booked into jails. Two officials familiar with the program said Ritter would announce Tuesday morning that Colorado would implement the federal Secure Communities program with some modifications. The officials spoke on the condition of… Continue Reading Ritter to announce immigration program

Ritter to discuss higher education plan

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Gov. Bill Ritter will address recommendations for preserving higher education in the face of declining revenues and increasing tuition. The plan will be submitted Thursday by the Higher Education Strategic Planning Steering Committee. The planning committee is warning that Colorado voters and taxpayers need to come up with more money for higher education or the… Continue Reading Ritter to discuss higher education plan

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Relief and skepticism both are greeting Colorado’s next member of the state Supreme Court. Monica Marquez is the first Latina and the first openly gay jurist on the state’s high court. Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter named Marquez on Wednesday to fill a vacancy on the seven-member court. Marquez is currently deputy Colorado attorney general and is past president… Continue Reading New gay Colorado justice sees mixed reaction

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Gov. Bill Ritter will announce a new appointment to the Colorado Supreme Court. Ritter planned to make the announcement at 2:30 p.m. today. A nominating commission interviewed applicants for a vacancy on the Colorado Supreme Court. Chief Justice Mary J. Mullarkey announced in June that she would retire at the end of November. The commission… Continue Reading Ritter making Supreme Court appointment today

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Gov. Bill Ritter is using money from medical marijuana registrations to help the state meet a $60 million fiscal emergency. The governor is also cutting funding for the Department of Corrections, taking money from severance taxes and federal mineral lease revenues from local communities, and putting $40 million of local severance tax and federal lease… Continue Reading Colorado governor announces $60M budget cuts

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