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
October 7, 2011 (Denver) – Rep. Crisanta Duran (D-Denver) issued the following statement after a Denver judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against the Denver Clerk and Recorder which would have prohibited her office from sending ballots to inactive voters: “This is a win for the 54,000-plus legally registered voters of Denver who would
August 11, 2011 DENVER – Today, House Democratic Leader Sal Pace (D-Pueblo) appointed the newest member of the General Assembly, Representative Dave Young (D-Greeley), to two House committees of reference. Rep. Young will serve on the House Transportation Committee, and will also take former Representative Jim Riesberg’s place on the House Health and Environment Committee.