Thursday, March 10, 2011

Colorado Political News Brief – 3.10.2011

Hickenlooper bumps head
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is recovering after he received five stitches for a minor scalp laceration he suffered on Wednesday when he bumped his head on a shotgun rack while getting into a state highway patrol car….. Read More

Officials ask for more time before prison closure
Officials from Bent County and neighboring communities that would be impacted by the proposed closure of Fort Lyon Correctional Facility have asked the Joint Budget Committee to keep the prison open for one year in hopes that they could find a new purpose for it….. Read More

Metro Chamber offers the next mayor advice
The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce issued a "business agenda" Wednesday offering a set of policy recommendations for Denver's next mayor….. Read More

Bullying bill passes out of committee
The Colorado House Education Committee Wednesday voted 9 to 4 in favor of school-bullying prevention House Bill 1254. The bill would revise anti-bullying guidelines and establish a board within the state Department of Education to revise rules of conduct and reporting and to raise money to pay for anti-bullying research and programs….. Read More

The Gov. was busy with his pen Wednesday
Gov. John Hickenlooper signed over 20 bills into law on Wednesday. For a detailed list of the new laws….. Click Here

Salazar pays big bonuses on his way out
Former U.S. Representative and now Colorado Agriculture Secretary John Salazar spread employee bonuses among his staffers at his most expensive levels ever (in terms of total dollars) as he left Washington, D.C., in 2010….. Read More

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