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.
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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.
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.
Let Colorado Vote, the group advocating for open primary elections in the state, celebrated legislative leadership on Monday tied to Senate Bill 305 in a way that lawmakers involved with the bill suggested was little tied to experience on the ground at the Capitol. “The thousands of grassroots activists who helped enact the open primary […]
Bipartisan legislation to make it more difficult for homeowners’ associations to sue condominium developers for defective construction is one step closer to becoming law after winning unanimous approval from a Senate committee Monday on its first vote in the upper chamber.
Gov. John Hickenlooper uncapped his veto pen for the first time this session to reject a bill that would extend a tax credit on cigars sold to out-of-state consumers, saying the credit hasn’t generated enough economic activity to pay for even one job.
Kelly Brough, president and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, lamented the demise late Tuesday of bipartisan legislation that would have asked Colorado voters for a sales-tax increase to fund transportation needs, saying that lawmakers’ failure to fund infrastructure is harming the state’s economy.