December 12, 2011 (Denver) – State Rep. Matt Jones, who served on the state reapportionment commission, saluted today’s decision by the state Supreme Court approving reapportionment maps redrawing the boundaries of the state’s House and Senate districts. “We fully complied with the court’s mandate for maps that respect county and city boundaries,” Rep. Jones (D-Louisville)
December 9, 2011 (Denver) – State Rep. Roger Wilson (D-Glenwood Springs) was appointed today by Gov. John Hickenlooper to the Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways Commission, which oversees more than 3,000 miles of the planet’s prettiest drives. “I have three Scenic and Historic Byways in my district, and I’m on one of them right now,”
December 5, 2011 (Denver) –The Colorado House Democrats unveiled a new media package today in preparation for the legislative session beginning in January. Along with a redesigned web site,www.cohousedems.com, they launched a new Twitter account (@cohousedem) and a newFacebook page in an effort to keep Coloradans up-to-date on the latest developments in state government. “Our staff
November 29, 2011 (Denver) – State Rep. Rhonda Fields has vaulted onto 5280 magazine’s annual list of the 50 most powerful Coloradans. Rep. Fields, ranked 37th, and state Sen. Michael Johnston, 30th, are the only state legislators on the magazine’s list, published in its December edition. Rep. Fields (D-Aurora) has only been in office one year. She
Nov. 28, 2011 (Denver) – House Democrats completed their leadership team today, electing Rep. Dickey Lee Hullinghorst as caucus whip and Rep. Dan Pabon as deputy whip. Rep. Hullinghorst (D-Boulder) had been deputy whip and was unopposed for the whip position, which was open because Rep. Claire Levy was appointed on Nov. 18 to the
Nov. 18, 2011 (Denver) – In his first act as the new leader of the House Democrats, Rep. Mark Ferrandino appointed Rep. Claire Levy (D-Boulder) to take his place on the Joint Budget Committee. The JBC writes the state’s annual budget and has had to trim more than $5 billion from state expenditures since the
November 18, 2011 (Denver) – The Democratic caucus in the state House of Representatives elected Rep. Mark Ferrandino today as minority leader. Rep. Ferrandino was elected by acclamation at a caucus meeting this morning in the state Capitol. He succeeds Rep. Sal Pace, D-Pueblo, who announced his resignation from the leadership position on Tuesday. Rep.
Nov. 18, 2011 Arvada – State Rep. Joe Miklosi joined today with Steven Chu, secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, at a meeting to highlight General Electric’s recent announcement that it will build a $300 million solar panel plant in Aurora. “This solar panel plant means hundreds of new jobs for the area,” Rep.
November 1, 2011 (Denver) – State Rep. Sal Pace (D-Pueblo), the leader of the Democrats in the state House of Representatives, released the following statement today after Gov. John Hickenlooper unveiled his 2012 budget proposal: “I believe the governor has presented a budget that is balanced in its cuts and preserves needed programs for our
October 18, 2011 (Denver) – State Rep. Roger Wilson announced today that he will seek House of Representatives approval of a resolution to end the siphoning of water revenues for purposes that aren’t related to management of Colorado’s water conservation projects. Wilson, a Glenwood Springs Democrat whose sprawling Western Slope district also includes Aspen and