Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Colorado Political News Brief – 3.8.2011

Ritter endorses Hancock for mayor
No, not that Ritter… Former Colorado first lady Jeannie Ritter announced Monday that she has endorsed Michael Hancock for Denver mayor….. Read More

The Colorado legislature thinks cows are pets
State Rep. Wes McKinley was one lonesome cowboy when he cast the only vote on the House agriculture committee in favor of his bill to limit the authority of animal control officers and the Colorado Department of Agriculture to seize livestock….. Read More

CU reconsidering 45-year-old tenure rule
When the University of Colorado fired Ward Churchill, the tenured ethnic studies professor remained on the school's payroll for a year because of a 45-year-old severance pay rule….. Read More

Jobs take a backseat to beer
A legislative session that was supposed to be focused on jobs and the economy will take a detour Tuesday so two House committees can talk about who is allowed to sell low-strength beer….. Read More

Garcia picked to be Denver’s new Manager of Safety
Monday Mayor Guillermo (Bill) Vidal announced the selection of Charles F. Garcia as Manager of Safety. Garcia will assume the post when current Manager of Safety Mary Malatesta retires from the position on March 16, 2011….. Read More

Sen. Shaffer wants to reduce public schools cuts
During his weekly meeting with reporters on Monday, Shaffer said the $332 million in cuts to the state share of $3.2 billion in funding proposed by Gov. John Hickenlooper is too harsh….. Read More

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