Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Colorado Political News Brief – 2.9.2011

Hick to make Governor's Mansion a flop house
Gov. John Hickenlooper, who decided with his wife Helen, to continue to raise their 8-year-old son Teddy in their current Denver home, has offered the seven bedrooms in the mansion to seven of his Cabinet members who don't live in the metro area….. Read More

Women in Colorado’s legislature highest in US
By the time the 2011 General Assembly opened, Colorado regained its position of having the highest percentage of women serving in the legislature of any state in the nation….. Read More

New executive director for Club 20
Bonnie Petersen, a professional with a varied background has been selected as the new executive director of a Western Colorado advocacy group - Club 20….. Read More

Wadhams - perhaps the last surprise of the 2010 campaign season
Yesterday morning, I was talking to Dick Wadhams, the chair of the Colorado Republican Party, about the upcoming State Central Committee meeting, where he would be going for a third term. Yesterday evening, I was talking with Wadhams about his sudden announcement that he would not run again….. Read More

NEW BILLS from Southern Colorado
Bills introduced in the Colorado General Assembly by the Southern Colorado delegation this week propose to place a redemption value on beer bottles, create a new lottery game to bring outsourced jobs back to Colorado and to allow concealed weapons to be carried on college campuses.....  Read More

Arizona-style immigration bill to get ax
Rep. Randy Baumgardner’s ,Arizona-style immigration bill has been stopped at the border. Baumgardner said he will kill the bill this morning, before it even has a first hearing….. Read More

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