John Hickenlooper

8:36am

Tue May 31, 2011
State Capitol

Time Running Out for Governor to Sign Legislation

Governor John Hickenlooper has signed more than 240 bills into law since taking office in January. Many were done during the legislative session when the bills first reached his desk, but the deadline for the rest is ticking. The Governor has until June 10th to either sign, veto or let bills become law without his signature.

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9:59am

Sun May 15, 2011
State Capitol

Governor Reflects on First Legislative Session

Kirk Siegler

While legislative leaders in both parties spent the final days of the state’s legislative session trading barbs back and forth, one person remained largely unscathed. Governor John Hickenlooper managed to stay above the fray and win high marks from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for his management style. Still the Governor acknowledges he didn’t accomplish everything on his agenda.

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5:14pm

Thu April 21, 2011
State Capitol

Governor Marks First 100 Days in Office

Governor John Hickenlooper
Kirk Siegler

Governor John Hickenlooper marked his first 100 days in office Thursday praising his cabinet and staff for making the transition smooth. And while Hickenlooper wins high marks from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for taking a collaborative approach to the job, some of his top priorities for the legislative session are still up in the air.

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3:49pm

Tue March 8, 2011
Budget

Governor Wants to Consolidate Departments to Save Money, Parks

Governor John Hickenlooper
Kirk Siegler

Governor John Hickenlooper wants to consolidate the Colorado Division of Wildlife and Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation into a new division. He says doing so will more than just streamline government within the Department of Natural Resources.

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2:14pm

Tue February 22, 2011
Politics

Union Workers, Tea Party Activists Clash at Colorado Capitol

Several hundred union workers and leaders gather for a rally in support of Wisconsin union workers outside the Colorado capitol.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Union protests following the labor battle at the Wisconsin legislature are spilling into other states.  In Colorado, union leaders and workers staged a rally Tuesday outside the state capitol where public employee unions protested proposed cuts to their benefits.

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