John Hickenlooper

4:51pm

Thu May 23, 2013
Politics

Republicans Starting To Emerge For 2014 Governor’s Race

Tom Tancredo
U.S. Congress

Former Colorado Republican congressman Tom Tancredo is the latest to throw his hat into the ring to challenge Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper next year.

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2:00pm

Wed May 15, 2013
Drought

Governor Activates Drought Task Force

Dry conditions along Colorado’s eastern plains south of Limon.
Luke Runyon KUNC/Harvest Public Media

3:27pm

Thu May 9, 2013
Wildfires

Governor, Fire Officials Urge Vigilance Before Colorado Fire Season

Governor John Hickenlooper, standing before a state firetruck, discusses the upcoming wildfire season.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

11:09am

Thu May 9, 2013
The Two-Way

Colorado Lawmakers Set Taxes And Rules For Marijuana Sales

Colorado lawmakers approved two taxes on marijuana — a 15 percent excise tax, and a 10 percent sales tax. A photo depicts a quarter of an ounce, left, and one ounce of marijuana, along with a handful of rolled joints at a Denver dispensary.
Ed Andrieski AP

Colorado is set to become the first U.S. state to regulate and tax sales of recreational marijuana, after lawmakers approved several bills that set business standards and rules. Legislators expect enforcement of the rules to be paid for by two taxes on marijuana — a 15 percent excise tax, and a 10 percent sales tax.

Other measures included in the package set limits on how much marijuana visitors to Colorado can buy (a quarter of an ounce), as well as a limit on how many cannabis plants a private citizen can grow (six).

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2:16pm

Thu May 2, 2013
Shots - Health News

Colorado Weighs Reopening A Psychiatric Hospital To Serve the Homeless

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 2:22 pm

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, center, exits the Fort Lyon Correctional Facility in Las Animas, Colo., on Wednesday after touring the facility. Hickenlooper has proposed closing the facility due to budget concerns.
Andy Cross Denver Post via Getty Images

Last summer's mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., led Gov. John Hickenlooper to call for stricter gun control and big new investments in mental health care.

Several significant gun bills passed, and a package of mental health reforms is moving forward. But there may not be enough support to win funding for 300 new inpatient psychiatric beds.

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