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3 years 7 months ago

Businesses line up to pay for Colo. inaugural

DENVER (AP) - Big businesses in Colorado are bankrolling next week's the inaugural celebrations for Democratic Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper. Businesses routinely pay for inaugural parties, but watchdog critics are again questioning whether those companies are buying undue influence. The Denver Post reports that Encana USA, Quiznos and Vail...

3 years 8 months ago

Gov.-elect Hickenlooper makes 3 appointments

DENVER (AP) - Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper continues filling out his cabinet, announcing three appointments Friday. The incoming Democrat has announced that Sue Birch, who currently leads the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, will be in charge of the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. Another appointment went...

3 years 9 months ago

Hickenlooper assembling his team

Colorado Governor-elect John Hickenlooper named the first two hires of his new administration, just two days after the election. Roxane White will be his Chief of Staff and Eric Brown will be Director of Communications. Both worked for Hickenlooper at the City of Denver, in similar jobs.

3 years 9 months ago

Hickenlooper says focus now is on Colorado's economy

Fresh off his victory, Governor elect John Hickenlooper says his priority is fixing Colorado's economy. On Wednesday Hickenlooper announced a new team to transition from Governor Bill Ritter's administration. Hickenlooper and Lt. Governor elect Joe Garcia were in Denver Wednesday morning. They announced their transition team called Partners For Colorado....

3 years 10 months ago

Gubernatorial candidates debate in Pueblo

The three major candidates for Colorado's governor came together in Pueblo Tuesday night for a debate in front of a packed crowd at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. Republican candidate Dan Maes was about 25 minutes late, after getting caught in heavy traffic from a bizarre accident involving...

3 years 11 months ago

Maes releases Kansas termination letter

GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes has released personnel files showing his boss knew that he was investigating a gambling ring and meeting with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Maes provided his termination letter from 1985 to The Associated Press. In it, Liberal, Kansas Police Chief Richard Kistner told Maes...

3 years 11 months ago

Tancredo can stay in governor race

DENVER (AP) - A judge has ruled that third-party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo can stay on Colorado's ballot in November. Denver District Court Judge William Hood ruled Tuesday that the secretary of state was correct in certifying Tancredo as a candidate running on the American Constitution Party ticket. The...

3 years 11 months ago

Democrat Hickenlooper to spend $1.3 million on TV ads

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's campaign for governor says he raised $403,597 in August and is budgeting $1.3 million for television advertising before November's election. The Democratic candidate says in his latest finance report filed Tuesday that his campaign spent nearly $358,000 in August, when Hickenlooper began airing commercials. ...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Hickenlooper promises clean campaign

DENVER (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper is promising to run a "clean" campaign. The Denver mayor's campaign is rolling out his first television ad featuring Hickenlooper in the shower. The campaign says it has reserved $1.2 million in television time through election day. Hickenlooper says in the...

4 years 3 months ago

State leaders predict "average" fire season

With all the moisture we've had lately, state leaders are predicting a average fire season in Colorado. "The 2010 fire season outlook is better than we've seen in recent years," Gov. Bill Ritter (D) Colorado. "Overall, we're looking at average fire potential for the entire Rocky Mountain area. But we...

4 years 4 months ago

Gov. signs bill sending medicine to Haiti

Gov. Bill Ritter has signed legislation that will help deliver medication to Haiti. The bill will make it easier for nursing homes and hospitals to use or donate discarded medication. Lawmakers hope the change will lead to unused medications being sent to medical clinics in Haiti, which suffered a devastating...

4 years 5 months ago

Colorado governor released from hospital

Gov. Bill Ritter is out of the hospital and at home recovering from six broken ribs he suffered in a bicycle accident. Aides to the governor said Ritter was released from Denver Health Medical Center and was at home resting Saturday. The governor was hurt Tuesday on an early morning...

4 years 6 months ago

Colorado governor injured in bicycle mishap

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter has been injured in an accident while riding a bicycle, apparently suffering several broken ribs. Ritter's spokesman, Evan Dreyer, says the accident occurred early Tuesday. Dreyer says Ritter appears to have multiple rib fractures on his right side. Dreyer says Ritter is being treated at Denver...

4 years 7 months ago

Colorado governor to announce more budget cuts

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter is going to reveal details of his $50 million plan to re-balance the current fiscal year state budget. Todd Saliman, the governor's budget director, says the cuts are needed because of higher-than-expected Medicaid caseload growth and previous cuts that Ritter backed away from. Those include $4.5...

4 years 7 months ago

Gov. Ritter studies worker comp insurer sale

Gov. Bill Ritter's chief counsel says the governor is meeting with an investment banker to study the possible sale of the state's interest in Pinnacol Assurance, a state-chartered workers compensation insurer. Chief counsel Trey Rogers said Wednesday that Ritter hasn't decided whether the state should sell its share but...

4 years 7 months ago

Hickenlooper announces he is running for governor

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper announced his candidacy for governor Tuesday afternoon. Saying it is a privilege to live in Colorado, Hickenlooper says he understands the difficulties facing Colorado in the midst of a recession, but says he's up to the challenge. During his announcement speech, Hickenlooper recalled his introduction...

4 years 7 months ago

Ritter's Colorado Promise unfulfilled

Gov. Bill Ritter's decision not to seek a second term will leave him with a mixed legacy. When he was elected in 2006, Ritter issued his "Colorado Promise." It was a 54-page pledge to insure hundreds of thousands of Coloradans, boost higher education funding and fix the state's aging transportation...

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