Happy New Year!

June 30, 2014

(June 30) – The state’s 2014-15 fiscal year begins July 1, and with it the inception of several major components of an agenda advanced by House Democrats during the 2014 legislative session to make Colorado safer, healthier, more prosperous and more secure. “July 1 will be a good day for every community in Colorado,” Rep.

Hullinghorst on Oil & Gas Talks: ‘I’m Optimistic’

June 6, 2014

(June 6) – Majority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, who has been involved in negotiations on possible legislation regarding local control over oil and gas operations, issued this statement today following press reports that a draft of a bill was being circulated to interested parties: “I’m happy with the latest draft of the local control bill,

Sponsors React to Hick’s Veto of Water Conservation Bill

June 5, 2014

(June 5) – The sponsors of one of the 2014 legislative session’s biggest water conservation measures said today that they were disappointed and puzzled by Gov. John Hickenlooper’s veto of the bill. SB14-23, sponsored by Sen. Gail Schwartz (D-Snowmass Village) and Rep. KC Becker (D-Boulder), would have incentivized West Slope owners of water rights to

Foote, Kraft-Tharp Respond to ‘US36 Bill’ Veto

June 4, 2014

(June 4) – Reps. Mike Foote (D-Lafayette) and Tracy Kraft-Tharp (D-Arvada), the House sponsors of the Transportation Enterprise Transparency Act, expressed disappointment today after Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office announced that he was vetoing their bill. SB14-197 was introduced by Sens. Matt Jones (D-Louisville) and Bernie Herpin (R-Colorado Springs) after the state High Performance Transportation Enterprise,