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 2017-05-26 20:48 

US News & World Report

The Latest: Colorado Governor Says Recent Blasts Unrelated... +

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says two deadly northern Colorado oil and gas explosions in recent weeks are unrelated....

 2017-05-26 20:47 

Federal News Radio

The Latest: Colorado governor says recent blasts unrelated... +

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says two deadly northern Colorado oil and gas explosions in recent weeks are unrelated...

 2017-05-25 17:34 

Denver Post

Five Colorado governors offer advice to Donald Trump, say political polarization has gone much too far... +

Five Colorado governors, including current Gov. John Hickenlooper, offered advice to Donald Trump and reflected on their legacy during a discussion Thursday morning at The Denver Post. The leaders also said that polarization in the state and country have ...

 2017-05-24 01:44 

Denver Post

Hickenlooper: Trumps budget proposal threatens Colorados hard-earned progress... +

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday slammed President Donald Trump's budget proposal, calling it a "devastating" plan that would benefit the rich at the expense of the poor....

 2017-05-24 01:26 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Step towards construction defect litigation reform taken with Colorado governor's signature... +

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday signed legislation marking the most significant progress on construction defect litigation reform since the debate began at least four years ago. One of the thorniest issues in the legislature, the bill signing also signa...

 2017-05-24 00:02 

Denver Post

Shoddy condo construction lawsuits in Colorado just got harder to file, but that doesnt mean development slumber is over... +

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday signed into law one of the most hard-fought compromises of the 2017 session -- a bill that will make it more difficult to sue builders for shoddy condo construction....

 2017-05-23 21:15 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Hickenlooper to attend Olympic Museum groundbreaking next month in Colorado Springs... +

Gov. John Hickenlooper will attend the June 9 groundbreaking for the U.S. Olympic Museum in downtown Colorado Springs.The governor, along with U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun, will join Mayor John Suthers at the ceremony, museum officials said T...

 2017-05-23 00:05 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Olympic medalists catch a tax break in Colorado after governor signs bill... +

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday signed a measure that will provide a state income tax deduction for monetary awards received as a result of winning an Olympic medal. House Bill 1104 was signed in a ceremony at the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado Sprin...

 2017-05-22 20:16 

Denver Post

Colorado eliminates state taxes for Olympic success... +

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper joined members of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic family Monday in Colorado Springs to celebrate the signing of House Bill 1104, which exempts most Team USA athletes from state taxes on medals and bonuses won at the Olympic...

 2017-05-20 16:42 

Denver Post

Gov. Hickenlooper rejects criticism from district attorney over the pardoning of Rene Lima-Marin... +

Governor John Hickenlooper fired back at criticism from District Attorney George Brauchler over his pardoning of Rene Lima-Marin, refuting claims that he had broken Colorado law in his haste to grant clemency....

 2017-05-19 21:27 

US News & World Report

Governor Will Not Call Lawmakers Back for Special Session... +

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says he will not call lawmakers back for a special legislative session....

 2017-05-19 21:27 

Washington Times

Governor will not call lawmakers back for special session... +

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says he will not call lawmakers back for a special legislative session to address the state's multibillion-dollar backlog of infrastructure projects....

 2017-05-19 21:16 

Denver Post

No special session to address transportation funding in Colorado this year, Gov. John Hickenlooper says... +

Gov. John Hickenlooper said Friday he will not call a special session of the Colorado legislature to address transportation funding, despite his frustration with a lack of sufficient progress on the issue at the statehouse this year....

 2017-05-19 20:29 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Behavioral health law puts a detour around jail cells in Colorado mental health response... +

Jail cells are no longer a substitute for the help needed by people in behavioral and mental health crises in Colorado. Thursday Gov. John Hickenlooper signed legislation on 72-hour mental health holds, a significant issue for Colorado's far-flung rural a...

 2017-05-19 14:39 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Colorado to spend $1 million to continue fight against opioid abuse... +

Colorado is amplifying its efforts to combat the opioid epidemic with the creation of a research center that makes the state a national leader. This is a major step forward, said Gov. John Hickenlooper as he signed the measure into law Senate Bill 193. Lo...

 2017-05-19 02:55 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Colorado will no longer lock up people who are suicidal or in mental health crisis... +

It soon will be against the law in Colorado to lock people in jail when they are picked up on mental health holds. The legislation signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday also increases funds for a network of crisis-response teams, walk-in mental hea...

 2017-05-18 20:06 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Colorado governor and attorney general at odds over oil and gas drilling decision... +

DENVER Colorado's attorney general has asked the state Supreme Court to review a lower court ruling that said regulators could put more weight on public health and the environment when they draw up rules for oil and gas. In documents filed Thursday, Atto...

 2017-05-18 17:30 

Denver Post

Hickenlooper orders halt to fight over court oil-gas ruling but AG Coffman moves ahead... +

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has ordered state authorities not to fight a court ruling requiring protection of public safety, health and the environment by the state as a precondition before allowing oil and gas drilling....

 2017-05-17 00:07 

Denver Post

Political fallout of deadly Firestone explosion turns up heat on Hickenlooper... +

Gov. John Hickenlooper's office has received letters, calls and emails from elected officials and ordinary citizens asking him to stop COGCC from appealing a court decision that requires protection of public safety, health and the environment as a precond...

 2017-05-16 22:19 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Deadline looms for state to appeal court decision on oil and gas drilling... +

Environmental groups are encouraging Gov. John Hickenlooper not to appeal a Colorado Court of Appeals decision emphasizing health and safety in permitting oil and gas drilling. Hickenlooper, a Democrat and former geologist, has until Thursday to decide wh...

 2017-05-16 00:18 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Gov. John Hickenlooper signs bill in Colorado Springs to expunge some juvenile criminal records... +

In signing a bill that makes it easier for juveniles with certain low-level offenses to expunge their records, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper chose to complete the task at a Colorado Springs nonprofit that focuses on helping troubled youth get back on th...

 2017-05-15 22:48 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Hickenlooper not ready to decide whether to call special session... +

Will Gov. John Hickenlooper convene a special session? He's not ready to decide, the governor told reporters Monday in Colorado Springs, where he signed a bill that would make it easier for juveniles with certain low-level offenses to expunge their record...

 2017-05-15 20:18 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Hickenlooper not ready to decide whether or not to call special session... +

Will Gov. John Hickenlooper convene a special session? He's not ready to decide, the governor told reporters Monday in Colorado Springs, where he signed a bill that would make it easier for juveniles with certain low-level offenses to expunge their record...

 2017-05-15 18:50 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Hickenlooper spokeswoman: No word on possible special session... +

Will Gov. John Hickenlooper convene a special session? We won't find out today, the governor's spokeswoman confirmed Monday.Hickenlooper told reporters on Thursday that he'd take the weekend to consider whether or not to call back legislators in an effort...

 2017-05-15 14:41 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Gov. Hickenlooper in Colorado Springs Monday to sign bill to expunge some juvenile criminal records... +

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will be in Colorado Springs Monday to sign a bill that would make it easier for juveniles with certain low-level offenses to expunge their records. Advocates of the bill say HB17-204 will make it easier for juveniles to mov...

 2017-05-12 20:15 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Judge denies Chuck E. Cheese killers second plea for legal funding... +

Federal Senior Judge John Kane has rejected a second plea by lawyers for Chuck E. Cheese killer Nathan Dunlap seeking $750,000 to help persuade Gov. John Hickenlooper to commute his death sentence. In an order posted Thursday, Kane wrote that it would be ...

 2017-05-11 23:27 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Hickenlooper warns lawmakers of a special session on transportation... +

After legislators adjourned the 120-day legislative session Wednesday night, they convened at Stoney's Bar & Grill in downtown Denver. Gov. John Hickenlooper made the rounds with a message: Don't make any vacation plans for the rest of May. He told re...

 2017-05-11 20:06 

Denver Post

Colorado should mandate a map of all oil and gas lines in state... +

Gov. John Hickenlooper is right to back House Bill 1372, which would mandate that the state make available to the public a map of all the gas and oil pipelines in Colorado....

 2017-05-11 20:01 

Denver Post

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper declares legislative session a success, but remains open to special session... +

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday applauded state lawmakers for completing "the most productive legislative session" since taking office even as he remained open to calling a special session....

 2017-05-11 18:46 

The Gazette

[ Colorado Springs ]

Hickenlooper considers calling special session to meet legislative needs... +

Gov. John Hickenlooper is seriously considering calling the legislature back in special session to address outstanding issues.His top priority is transportation funding. The centerpiece transportation funding bill of the session, which would have raised t...

 2017-05-10 23:41 

Denver Post

Historic Colorado charter school funding measure headed for governors signature... +

A bipartisan charter school funding bill that backers termed "historic" is now headed for Gov. John Hickenlooper's signature after passing the State Senate Wednesday. The measure calls for charter schools to be funded equally with traditional public schoo...

 2017-05-09 20:36 

NPR

Colorado Governor On Republican Health Care Bill: This Is Not An Improvement... +

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper about health care reform. Colorado expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and would either have to take on that funding burden or change eligibility requirements under the American Heal...

 2017-05-06 14:45 

Denver Post

After two years of debate, Colorado teen sexting bill heads to Gov. John Hickenlooper... +

A compromise teen sexting bill is heading to the desk of Colorado's governor after passing both chambers of the state's legislature and more than two years of fierce debate about how to address the complicated and growing issue....

 2017-05-05 18:44 

Denver Post

In rare move, Colorado GOP lawmakers block LGBT advocate appointed to civil rights commission by governor... +

In an unusual move Friday morning, Republican state senators blocked an LGBT advocate from serving on the Colorado Civil Rights Commission after her re-appointment to the group by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper....

 2017-05-04 03:27 

Denver Post

Hickenlooper on fatal house blast: Never again, but state fighting ruling that public safety, environment must be protected... +

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday called the fatal house explosion in Firestone "a tragedy of immense intensity" and doubled down on his order to make sure it never happens again. At the same time, COGCC said it will appeal a court ruling requiring prot...

 2017-05-03 23:53 

Fox Business

Colorado governor wants map of gas lines after fatal blast... +

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday the state should have comprehensive maps of oil and gas pipelines to help prevent a repeat of a fatal house explosion blamed on an old, severed gas line....

 2017-05-03 23:25 

Denver Post

Colorado lawmakers send budget bill to governor with reservations... +

The $26.8 billion state budget bill is headed to Gov. John Hickenlooper on a wing and a prayer that another measure will follow to erase the the deep spending cuts to hospitals....

 2017-05-03 03:06 

Denver Post

Severed gas line is blamed for fatal explosion; Colorado orders thousands of wells, miles of pipelines inspected... +

Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered oil and gas operators throughout Colorado to inspect thousands of wells and miles of associated pipelines to prevent a repeat of a fatal home explosion in Firestone ....

 2017-05-01 19:50 

Denver Post

Can Jeff Sessions be trusted to be consistent on marijuana laws?... +

I am grateful to Gov. John Hickenlooper for representing Colorado's positions on marijuana and immigration to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions....

 2017-04-30 12:10 

247wallst.com

Marijuana News Roundup: US Attorney General to Give Pot a Pass? - 24/7 Wall St.... +

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions indicated to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper that enforcement of federal anti-marijuana laws is not high on his list of priorities. Our weekly pot roundup also includes a story about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and...

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