Governor John Hickenlooper spoke at the Denver Metro Chamber's annual legislative business briefing Monday at the Colorado Capitol.
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Governor John Hickenlooper told a crowd of business leaders at the state capitol Monday that the beleaguered state budget will likely be the source of the most heated debates in the upcoming legislative session. But speaking at the Denver Metro Chamber’s annual business policy briefing, the Democrat urged lawmakers to work together to create a better environment for business growth.
Colorado’s 2012 legislative session gets under way this Wednesday. On Thursday Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will outline his priorities and expectations for the session during his second State of the State speech before a joint session of the House and Senate.
February 1976: The Winter Olympics were moved to Innsbruck, Austria, after Denver decided it couldn't host them.
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It may be the most insulting snub in Olympic history. After seeking and winning the right to host the 1976 Winter Olympics, the city of Denver backed out of the games. Colorado voters rejected public funding of the Olympics in 1972 and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was forced to turn to Innsbruck, Austria, the host city eight years earlier.
State lawmakers reconvene next month for their annual legislative session. Colorado Public Radio’s Ryan Warner recently spoke with Governor John Hickenlooper about his goals for the session what impact reapportionment may have in the legislative process…