Friday, January 28, 2011

Colorado Political News Brief – 1.28.2011

Hick picks from the sticks
Gov. John Hickenlooper’s no hick, but he’s not shy about rubbing elbows with rural folk. Most of his senior staff comes from outlying areas of the state….. Read More

Introducing Mr. nice guy… Douglas Bruce
Bruce is sticking the “nice guy” label on himself and said he made several phone calls to city officials that prove he’s not always a curmudgeon….. Read More

Hickenlooper’s head of Economic Development will moonlight too
Scott Gessler won’t be the only high-profile Colorado official moonlighting in a second job. Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday that Dwayne Romero, the newly appointed director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, will continue to work one day a week for the Snowmass Village development company where he served as president….. Read More

State GOP aims to repeal ‘Amazon tax’
Republican state lawmakers say a federal judge's decision to block a Colorado law affecting larger out-of-state, online retailers shows it's unconstitutional and should be repealed….. Read More

Fun with lawmakers financial disclosures
Among the odds and ends are board memberships, spouses' jobs—even a 'director of Ralphie Handlers'….. Read More

Metro Mayors Caucus favors FasTracks tax
On Thursday, the FasTracks subcommittee of the Metro Mayors Caucus said it would ask the full caucus to support an additional tax increase of between 0.3 percent and 0.4 percent, according to Lakewood Mayor Bob Murphy, subcommittee chairman….. Read More

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