Fear amongst undocumented immigrants in Colorado with Trump inauguration, Mike Coffman dodges questions from constituents on ACA repeal, Climate Bill of Rights measure tabled by Lafayette City Council.
Governor John Hickenlooper gave his seventh State of the State address Thursday to a packed joint session of the General Assembly, Jefferson County School District Superintendent Dan McMinimee is on his way out after two years. The Jefferson County Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday night to start a national search for his replacement. Also in legislative news… The Colorado Independent reports that lawmakers in both parties are reacting to the incoming administration of Donald Trump by readying new state laws.
With hearings for nine of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks already scheduled for this week, progressive leaders across the state called on Senator Cory Gardner today to block nominees that they say are troubling, dangerous and out of step with Colorado’s values. Colorado lawmakers return to the Capitol Wednesday to get to work on setting policy and spending priorities for education. But, as Chalkbeat reports, state officials face significant budget challenges, an uncertain transition in Washington and a growing chorus of educators fatigued by change. In environmental news, ski areas throughout Colorado– and the West – have been ramping up their warm-weather attractions. A bill sponsored in 2011 by then U.S. Sen. Mark Udall prompted the U.S. Forest Service to allow resorts to add features such as bungee trampolines, climbing walls, disc golf, rope courses, zipline tours and even alpine coasters.
GOP state lawmaker to introduce bill banning fake urine; hospital provider fee unlikely to be reintroduced by state Dems; Colorado mom in court for revealing information about air quality violations by Colorado Springs Utilities; Richard Baca leaving Denver Post as marijuana editor.
Federal officials are calling on the state to refund almost 9.7 million dollars in federal grant money that was given to Colorado’s state run health exchange program. An audit of the program, conducted by U.S. Department of Health and Human […]