Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday announced that Colorado Department of Revenue Executive Director Barbara Brohl is stepping down from the position she has held for nearly six years.
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George Brauchler, the Republican district attorney for the 18th Judicial District, said Friday night he believes Gov. John Hickenlooper broke the law when he granted a pardon to Rene Lima-Marin, a 38-year-old Aurora man who faces deportation to his native Cuba after a judge freed him earlier this week from a Colorado prison.
Colorado’s leading gubernatorial candidates mostly reacted along party lines Friday to word that Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, had pardoned Rene Lima-Marin in hopes of heading off plans by immigration officials to deport the Aurora man to Cuba.
Calling it a “question of justice,” Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday granted a full and unconditional pardon to Rene Lima-Marin, the Aurora man who has faced deportation to Cuba since being freed from prison earlier this week in a spectacular case that caught the attention of the nation.
A bipartisan pair of lawmakers is asking Gov. John Hickenlooper to issue a pardon to clear the record of an Aurora man who was released from prison this week only to face deportation to Cuba, a country he hasn’t seen since he was an infant.
The two Democrats running for attorney general in next year’s election on Thursday ripped a decision by Republican incumbent Cynthia Coffman to defy Gov. John Hickenlooper by appealing a court decision critics say could shut down oil and gas production in Colorado.
Asserting that Colorado’s governor doesn’t have the authority to overrule a decision made by the state’s oil and gas commission, Attorney General Cynthia Coffman on Thursday appealed a lower court ruling that could effectively shut down drilling in the state despite Gov. John Hickenlooper’s request this week for her office to stand down.
State lawmakers on both sides of the aisle hailed a judge’s ruling Tuesday that ordered Rene Lima-Marin freed after he had been sent back to prison due to what officials determined was a mistaken early release from a 98-year sentence.
Gov. John Hickenlooper hadn’t yet decided on Monday whether to call a special session to come up with more funding for the state’s transportation needs, among other topics he said were left unfinished in the General Assembly’s 120-day regular session.