Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Colorado Political News Brief – 4.26.2011

No nukes for Pueblo
The Pueblo County commissioners voted 3-0 Monday to deny the use of 24,000 acres in the eastern county for a clean energy park, which the major component — the only one people talked about — was a nuclear power plant….. Read More

Gov. picks Wellington Webb for Colo Reapportionment Commission
Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper has announced his appointees to the Colorado Reapportionment Commission. They are Denver Mayor Wellington Webb; former Rep. Gayle Berry, R-Grand Junction, who now is a Capitol lobbyist; and Arnold Salazar, a Democrat from Alamosa….. Read More

Tourism board nominees get surprising questions
Colorado tourism is a big subject encompassing a lot of angles. But three nominees for the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) board of directors got hit with questions during a Legislature confirmation hearing that surprised even them Monday….. Read More

Tipton to tour the Army’s Pinon Canyon site today
Colorado Republican congressman Scott Tipton is planning to tour the Army’s Pinon Canyon training site in southeast Colorado and then hold a town hall meeting in Trinidad to discuss the future of the facility….. Read More

Tuition for illegal’s defeated
On Monday night, the Republican-led Colorado House Education Committee rejected a bill that would have granted in-state college tuition privileges to illegal immigrant students….. Read More

Colorado House takes on body fluids
Hospital emergency personnel who are spat on or otherwise assaulted with bodily fluids could soon be added to the list of emergency personnel given extra legal protection under such circumstances….. Read More

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