A trio of Commerce City companies has decided to stay put, despite intense pressure to leave Colorado for cheaper locations, and to be closer to their competitors. The decision will create an additional 150 jobs and pump more than $30-million into the local economy.
While it came down to the wire in OH, Mitt Romney was the winner in what was considered the big prize for Super Tuesday. 10 states held their primary events last night with Romney taking 6, Santorum 3, and Gingrich 1.
State lawmakers have already defeated several bills dealing with the controversial drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing this session. But a new executive order from Governor John Hickenlooper stands to put the issue in the spotlight once again. He’s created a new task force to examine the balance of power between local oil and gas regulations and state rules. The group holds its first meeting on Friday.
Today is “Super Tuesday”. Ten states are holding GOP caucuses. It’s also caucus day for Colorado Democrats. With no one contesting President Obama, state party leaders are urging their base not to sit this one out. They even held a rally at the state capitol on Monday to get the word out.
Colorado 4thDistrict Congressman Cory Gardner is challenging Democratic lawmakers who want President Obama to use the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as a way of lowering gas prices with a bill of his own.