Author Archive | Mike McKibbin
“A lot of moving parts” and a “very, very difficult budget to set” were among the descriptions given to the House Transportation & Energy and Senate Transportation committees regarding funding one of the key areas before the Colorado General Assembly. At the Wednesday, Jan. 19, joint committee meeting, Joint Budget Committee members explained recent changes […]
The Mike Johnston for Colorado campaign has made its first hire, Gabe Uy as organizing director. Responsible for all online as well as community organizing, Uy served most recently as deputy organizing director for Hillary for Colorado and the Colorado Democratic Party, and previously served as deputy field director for the Nevada State Democratic Party.
As battery storage technology has progressed, more Coloradans are installing them as backup power sources, but finding electric utilities are charging burdensome fees, according to state Sen. Steve Fenberg, D-Boulder. Fenberg is the main sponsor of bipartisan legislation to protect Colorado consumers’ right to install electrical storage systems on their own property for later use […]
A bill creating a new misdemeanor offense for the illegal sale of marijuana through advertising in print or online passed its first legislative test Wednesday, Jan. 18. The state Senate Judiciary Committee approved Senate Bill 17-015, sponsored by Sen. Irene Aguilar, D-Denver, for consideration by the full Senate. The House sponsor is Rep. Dan Pabon, […]
Former speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives Frank McNulty and the Square State Strategy Group have been retained by the Centennial Institute, Colorado Christian University’s conservative think tank, to lobby on its behalf. McNulty was first elected to represent House District 43 in 2006. Also an attorney, McNulty is a long-term advocate for limited […]
To help elementary and middle school students get fit and stay healthy, Colorado has been selected to help kick off the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils’ 2017 DON’T QUIT! fitness campaign. Fitness icon Jake Steinfeld, chairman of the national group, and Gov. John Hickenlooper announced the state’s participation, which will see three Colorado schools […]
It costs the Colorado Department of Corrections $57,000 to treat each of 32 inmates infected with Hepatitis C with expensive new drugs that have had a 100 percent success rate. That cost did not sit well with members of the Colorado House and Senate Judiciary committees when the Joint Budget Committee presented the figures during […]
Former state lawmaker Mike Johnston launched his campaign for the Democratic nomination in the 2018 race for Colorado governor on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Johnston, 42, is a small businessman, community leader and two term state Senator from Northeast Denver, where he focused on education reform. He grew up in Eagle County, the son of a […]
Citing her work with traditional and renewable energy, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed Kathleen Staks executive director of the Colorado Energy Office, effective Jan. 20. She will replace Jeff Ackermann, who was recently appointed to the Public Utilities Commission.