This week has been a tough week for Gov. John Hickenlooper, not so much due to any major political blunder, but more due to his desire to play both sides of the issue of natural gas drilling in Colorado.
If any other Democratic Governor had used an oil and gas conference to announce new regulations and rules, they might have been booed off the stage, or at the every least, made to feel very uncomfortable. However, John Hickenlooper is no ordinary Democratic Governor.
I believe the plan is very ambitious, but it is an appropriately ambitious response to the one key issue that Coloradans of every political stripe care about, the economy. However, as always, the devil is in the details. And it’s not so much the details of the plan that need to be debated, but how we accomplish those goals.
Here’s a lesson for all future state of Colorado commissioners: take the hints Hickenlooper gives you seriously.
But now, only three years after getting what some experts feel was a life saving gift from the voters, dramatically changing revenue potential, casinos say that they need some of that money back from community colleges or they’re going to go bankrupt. Does anyone else smell a bait and switch?
Gov. John Hickenlooper will not be put in the very uncomfortable position of vetoing a bill from his own party because he disagrees with the plan, thanks to the GOP advantage in the State House, CBSDenver.com blogger Dominic Dezzutti writes.
It appears that the first game of chicken Gov. John Hickenlooper has gotten himself embroiled in is with his own political party, CBSDenver.com blogger Dominic Dezzutti writes.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is setting out on a statewide tour to get help from local counties putting together an economic plan.
Some talented kids won the privilege of attending John Hickenlooper’s Inauguration in January, 2011.
Colorado’s next governor is busy wrapping up his duties as Mayor of Denver and getting ready for his new gig.