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.
Headlines Jan 11, 2017
The Colorado General Assembly began its session Wednesday morning with hugs, tears and cheers as all 65 members of the House took their oaths of office. This year’s class includes a record number of black lawmakers – six in the House […]
Afternoon Headlines January 9th, 2017
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.
Afternoon headlines January 6, 2017
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.
Afternoon headlines January 5, 2017
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 […]
Afternoon headlines January 4, 2017
Lafayette’s City Council took the first step last night towards adopting a citywide Climate Bill of Rights, a law that would codify residents’ right to a healthy climate — and their ability to defend that right. As part of a […]
Afternoon News headlines 7/19/2016
Garfield County Commissioners object to report ranking them as the 25th most ozone-polluted city in the country. Colorado Parks and Wildlife issue statement on Gray Wolf population. Noam Chomsky endorses Amendment 69. Garfield County Commissioners object to report ranking them as the […]
Afternoon Headlines 7/18/2016
Top Colorado Democrat hits Darryl Glenn, Reported water plan numbers inflated, and Colorado High School Democrats take a stand for peace