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Ritter appointee’s job is to cut permit lag time

By Dennis Webb

The man who sums up his job as finding jobs for other Coloradans is working with state regulators and the industry to try to reduce permitting times for oil and gas operations. Don Marostica, a former state lawmaker who was appointed to his ...

BLM considers geothermal leasing in Colorado

By Dennis Webb

Rico town council member Matt Downer remembers his excitement when he saw a map showing that his town might sit on top of some of the state’s hottest geothermal resources. “This could really be awesome for the town and for the ...

Ritter outlines plan for filling budget gap

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Until Friday, School District 51 leaders had heard the governor’s proposed state budget for 2010-11 would reduce K-12 education funding anywhere from $40 million to $240 million. Gov. Bill Ritter on Friday spelled out his plans to ...

51,685 commenters weigh in on BLM’s oil-shale lease plans

By Dennis Webb

The federal government received 51,685 comments in connection with its plans to issue a second round of oil shale leases in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. The Bureau of Land Management discussed the comments in a Federal Register notice ...

McInnis lowers Pennsylvania gas boom on Ritter

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Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, who bypassed an opportunity to levy a tax on natural gas drilled in his state, has the right approach to drilling, Scott McInnis said. McInnis, a Republican who wants to be Colorado governor, pointed to ...

Ritter proposes transportation fund increase

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A Senate bill signed into law in March may help state transportation funding climb 6 percent next year. Gov. Bill Ritter proposed a $1.03 billion transportation budget Monday for the 2010–2011 fiscal year. Although the number is higher ...

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Proposal caps public retirees’ living cost raise

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Retirees from the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association would see cost-of-living increases capped, and new employees would have to work longer before they retire, under an association proposal. The state, school districts and other ...

Ritter holds $37.4M in revenue for emergency

By Dennis Webb

Gov. Bill Ritter will hold back $37.4 million in distributions of severance tax grant funds to communities impacted by energy development in case he needs the money to help balance the state budget. That amount includes $25 million that ...

State releases new information on stimulus

By Staff

Gov. Bill Ritter presented new American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 information Tuesday, including the number of jobs created in the state by the act — more than 10,000 — and the amount of stimulus funding that’s ...

Ritter names replacement for Natural Resources chief

By Dennis Webb

Gov. Bill Ritter has turned to a familiar face to become his new natural resources chief, tapping a member of his own cabinet for the post. On Monday, Ritter named Jim Martin, executive director of the state Department of Public Health and ...

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