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Business leaders in sync with legislators who preach more jobs, economic development

The Colorado Statesman

Business leaders are focused on “three fundamental pillars” this legislative session. As outlined in a recent policy briefing hosted by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce for legislative leaders and the Governor, the main issues include health care, education and transportation.

Expect healthy debate over ailing Medicaid

The Colorado Statesman

House Democrats struck first in the health care debate on Tuesday, unveiling the first of what is expected to be an onslaught of divisive bills addressing health care issues in the state.

House Republican leadership unveils its 2012 jobs agenda

The Colorado Statesman

House Republican leadership on Thursday unveiled their jobs agenda for 2012, acknowledging that though there’s nothing “flashy” about the nine legislative proposals they plan to introduce at the start of the session on Jan. 11, the bills would provide needed incentives to help businesses.

Republican group comes out in support of civil unions in state

The Colorado Statesman

A newly minted Republican group is garnering support for what it feels has been a missing voice in the debate on the legalization of civil unions in Colorado.

Colorado Black Caucus launched this week

The Colorado Statesman

Declaring that the time has come for African-American elected officials to band together to foster common goals, state Rep. Angela Williams, D-Denver, welcomed a crowd of more than 200 to the official launch of the Colorado Black Caucus on Thursday night at the Colorado Museum of Nature and Science.

Former New Mexico governor announces for president

Seeks Libertarian Party nomination
Special to The Colorado Statesman

SANTA FE — It’s 10 AM, Wednesday, Dec. 28 and Gary Johnson, two time Governor of New Mexico strides to the podium to begin his press conference. He looks good in a dark suit and white shirt and is obviously fit. He has climbed Mt. Everest, Elbrus in Russia and more recently Mt. Kilimanjaro. His attractive fiancé, Kate Prusack, is with him as well as his daughter, Seah and her friend, Josh Phillips. Their next goal is to climb Aconcagua in Argentina but the presidential campaign comes first.

Boots 'N Business

The Colorado Statesman

Normally staid denizens of Denver donned Colorado western wear on Friday, letting their true inner cowboy and cowgirl shine at this year’s Boots ‘n Business annual luncheon. The event, which attracted about 950 community leaders, kicked off the 106th annual National Western Stockshow & Rodeo.

Colorado Young Democrats celebrate the holidays in old-fashioned style

‘The reason that Obama won Colorado and Democrats did so well is because young people came out to vote.’
The Colorado Statesman

Young Democrats from around the state gathered under the viaduct on Dec. 19 to celebrate the holidays, collect donations for the needy and honor volunteers and elected officials.

Revenue forecast brings good cheer

The Colorado Statesman

The state unwrapped an early holiday present on Dec. 20 when a quarterly forecast showed this year’s tax revenues could be $231 million higher than earlier predictions, allowing Gov. John Hickenlooper to restore $89 million he had earlier proposed cutting from K-12 education.

Community leaders join in Hanukkah celebration

The Colorado Statesman

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock joined elected officials and leaders of Colorado’s Jewish community to help light the first Hanukkah candle at Allied Jewish Federation’s public menorah in southeast Denver on Dec. 20.