From Michael Bennet’s astonishment in a Denver church to Shailen Bhatt’s apologies about highway projects across the state, Colorado’s newsmakers kept Colorado Politics’ reporters busy this week. Here are the political stories that will keep the conversation going as spring turns to summer. 5. Hickenlooper and Coffman clash on oil and gas The current Democratic governor, […]
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As I write, Gov. John Hickenlooper is contemplating whether to call the Legislature into special session in order to pass a comprehensive transportation bill. He should do it, and give the Legislature a chance to resuscitate the transportation proposal that so narrowly failed during the regular session. Almost everyone agrees that we need to repair […]
Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday announced that he will not call the legislature back to work on the outstanding issue of transportation, which could force a ballot initiative. After the legislative session ended last Wednesday, Hickenlooper had a message for lawmakers: Don’t make any vacation plans for the rest of May. But on Friday he […]
Citing unnamed sources, the Independence Institute’s Amy Oliver Cooke asserts in a blog post that Gov. John Hickenlooper has an ulterior motive in talking up a possible special session: He wants to promote wind power on a massive scale. And he wants to throw the keys to behemoth public utility Xcel Energy, Colorado’s largest power provider. According […]
Colorado Peak Politics, that reliable antagonist of all things Democratic, notes Gov. John Hickenlooper was strumming a banjo on stage at Denver’s Paramount Theater with the Old Crow Medicine Show last weekend — the same weekend he said he would be pondering whether to call the legislature back for a special session. Peak even links to the […]
Gov. John Hickenlooper hadn’t yet decided on Monday whether to call a special session to come up with more funding for the state’s transportation needs, among other topics he said were left unfinished in the General Assembly’s 120-day regular session.
After legislators adjourned the 120-day legislative session Wednesday night, they convened at Stoney’s Bar & Grill in downtown Denver. Gov. John Hickenlooper made the rounds with a message: Don’t make any vacation plans for the rest of May. He told reporters Thursday he’s going to think about it through the weekend before deciding if he […]