John Hickenlooper

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Colorado Health Board Strengthens Immunization Rules

Colorado parents who don’t want their children to be immunized will have to fill out paperwork each year to opt out of vaccinations under new state rules.


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2015 ‘One Book 4 Colorado’ Kicks Off With New Book

The state announced its pick for the One Book 4 Colorado campaign on Monday.


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Lawmakers To Discuss Eliminating Some Standardized Tests

Standardized tests face their own test at the state Capitol on Thursday.


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Report Abuse With Colorado Child Abuse Hotline

Colorado officially launched a statewide hotline to increase reporting of suspected cases of child abuse and neglect.


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Colorado Lawmakers Start Work On Student Testing Changes

Colorado lawmakers started work Monday on one of the thorniest problems of the annual lawmaking session – changes to the slate of standardized tests required in public schools.


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Governor Approves Expanded Health Exchange Audit

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed into law an expanded audit for the state-run health insurance exchange, along with an agreement on funding a program granting driver’s licenses to immigrants regardless of their legal status.


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Colorado Marijuana Welfare Measure Heads To Governor’s Desk

Legislation that would prohibit welfare cards at Colorado marijuana dispensary ATMs or strip clubs has been sent to Gov. John Hickenlooper for action.


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Colorado Bill To Regulate Powdered Alcohol Becomes Law

Powdered alcohol, a product marketed as a fast way to mix and carry drinks on the go, will be taxed and regulated like liquid booze in Colorado with a bill signed into law Monday by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.


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Colorado Votes To Expand Crowdfunding

Colorado lawmakers have agreed to expand investment in private start-up companies by sending the governor a bill to expand the pool of potential investors.


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Gov. Hickenlooper Signs Microbead Ban Into Law

Gov. John Hickenlooper has made Colorado the third state to ban on tiny plastic particles from soaps and cosmetic products.