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Gov. John Hickenlooper said last week that he will be the one who selects the members of a task force that will be charged with finding a compromise on issues surrounding hydraulic fracturing. The governor also addressed concerns on the part of … more
Voters will not be weighing in on hydraulic fracturing this November after all. Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Rep. Jared Polis announced an 11th hour deal on Aug. 4 to create a special task force to address issues surrounding fracking - the very day that signatures to put fracking on the November ballot were due for submission to the Secretary of State's Office. more
Facing a humanitarian crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border, Congress responded last week with go-nowhere legislation that left the issue unresolved as members headed home for the summer recess. And — proving just how dicey immigration politics … more
Congress last week passed a bill aimed at reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs, an agency that has been the subject of intense scrutiny over a number of departmental failures. The $16 billion legislation would provide money for new VA … more
Colorado congressional Republicans insist that last week's vote to sue President Obama was a necessary response to “overreach” on the part of his administration. But their Democratic counterparts slammed Republicans for taking time just … more
Settlement checks have been mailed to residents who were impacted by the Lower North Fork Fire — two years after 22 homes were destroyed during a state-prescribed burn gone bad. Bipartisan legislation that passed the General Assembly this year … more
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made no apologies for having previously called Colorado's "quality of life" into question for its voter-approved marijuana legalization, during a July 23 visit … more
The battle over hydraulic fracturing revved up last week as a diverse group of state, energy and business leaders joined Gov. John Hickenlooper in speaking out against potential ballot measures that would limit the oil- and gas-drilling practice statewide. more
President Barack Obama told a Denver audience on July 9 that the country's economy is better off now than when he took office five years ago and blasted Republicans in Congress who "have blocked or voted down every serious idea to helping the middle class." more
A wide-ranging group of 50 new laws dealing with everything from Internet crimes to marijuana research to Jessica's Law took effect July 1. The statutes are among 425 bills that passed the Legislature and were signed into law by Gov. John … more
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