Colorado

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Hickenlooper has zero dollars in war chest

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s war chest in his bid to be governor has zero dollars. Meanwhile, the leading Republican candidate to be the Grand Old Party’s nominee topped $1 million, Scott McInnis’ campaign ...


Big budget gap awaits returning lawmakers

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — State legislators began the 2010 session Wednesday with the traditional promises of bipartisanship, but assurances that when they don’t agree, each will be happy to rattle their political sabers. In opening-day speeches ...


Two-term Denver Mayor Hickenlooper enters governor’s race

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Popular Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper announced Tuesday that is running for governor. Hickenlooper, who’s nearing the end of his second term as mayor, said he decided to enter the race because his accomplishments in ...


Invest funds with state companies, treasurer candidate says

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Colorado’s investments should be made with Colorado companies, one of three Republicans running for state treasurer said Monday. Ali Hasan also said that the current treasurer, Democrat Cary Kennedy, has invested heavily with companies ...


Colorado top issuer of drilling permits

By Staff

Despite concerns about the impact of its new oil and gas rules, Colorado approved more drilling permits last year than surrounding states. Colorado issued 5,159 drilling permits last year, down from a record 8,027 in 2008. However, it still ...


GOP pins future on upcoming elections

By Charles Ashby

How well Colorado Republicans do during this year’s elections could decide the future of the Grand Old Party for the next 10 years. That’s because the new year brings with it another census, and with that a redrawing of lines for ...


Group: Ballot measures will hurt government

By Charles Ashby

The primary committee opposing three ballot questions that it says would shut down state and local governments filed a complaint with the Secretary of State’s Office this week. The committee, Protect Colorado’s Communities, said ...


Oil, gas rules volatile issue for governor

By Staff

When Gov. Bill Ritter tallies up his accomplishments during his one term in office, the state’s adoption of sweeping new oil and gas rules is likely to be high on the list. But his support for the new rules also carried some political ...


Sources: Gov. Ritter won’t seek re-election

By Charles Ashby

Though confirmation was hard to come by late Tuesday, political observers agreed that rumors Gov. Bill Ritter would announce today he would not seek re-election seemed to be true. For one, state lawmakers from across the state said they ...


Ritter proposes measures to boost arts, film industry

By Charles Ashby

Gov. Bill Ritter unveiled three proposals designed to help boost arts and entertainment in the state for the Legislature to consider when it convenes next week. The Democratic governor said the measures will create more jobs in Colorado ...


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