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4 years 2 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 3 months ago

Governor to sign bill protecting farmland

Gov. Bill Ritter is signing a bill that would limit the use of urban renewal authority to take agricultural land. Lawmakers say Colorado is rapidly losing farmland and they believe urban renewal was never intended for taking more land away from farmers and ranchers. The bill also requires county assessors...

4 years 3 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 3 months ago

Gov. Bill Ritter gets threatening letter

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter is among state leaders across the country receiving threatening letters from an extremist group. Megan Castle, Ritter's spokeswoman, said Friday that the letter received by Ritter has been turned over to the local FBI office. As of Wednesday, more than 30 governors had received...

4 years 4 months ago

Gov. Ritter in Colorado Springs Tuesday

Gov. Bill Ritter attend an industry conference in Colorado Springs Tuesday. He'll make the keynote address at the 52nd Annual Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)-IAS/Portland Cement Association Industry Conference. The conference is being held at The Broadmoor.

4 years 4 months ago

Governor to sign health legislation

Gov. Bill Ritter is set to sign a bill that prohibits gender discrimination in setting health insurance rates. The bill will be signed on Monday, the annual Health Care Day of Action at the Capitol. Lawmakers say rates for women are often higher than rates for men and they believe...

4 years 4 months ago

Colorado governor restores gaming impact funds

Gov. Bill Ritter is giving $5 million in funding for the Local Government Limited Gaming Impact Program back to gaming communities. The funding was taken away temporarily to help cover budget shortfalls and will now be made available to communities impacted by gaming activity. The program was created by the...

4 years 6 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 6 months ago

McInnis pushes for job growth in campaign stop

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis called for stronger relationships with the energy industry and the military to create jobs in Colorado. Delivering what he called phase one of his Strategic Plan for Colorado, the former Congressman told business leaders in Colorado Springs Wednesday that ,if elected, his priorities for...

4 years 7 months ago

Governor's aide withdraws consideration for US attorney

Gov. Bill Ritter's deputy chief of staff has withdrawn from consideration to be the next U.S. attorney in Colorado amid questions raised during Ritter's gubernatorial campaign. Stephanie Villafuerte said Monday that a "needless and extraneous political fight" has overshadowed an independent assessment of her qualifications. During Ritter's 2006 campaign, the...

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