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Hickenlooper SOTS Focuses on Rural CO Issues

Hickenlooper SOTS Focuses on Rural CO Issues
Gov. John Hickenlooper used his annual State of the State speech last Thursday to chide lawmakers for failing to compromise last session on the state’s most pressing issues: the state’s budget, which he believes will have to be cut in 2016-17, changes to a hospital provider fee that could free up $1 billion over five years for transportation and education, and reforms to a state construction defects law that developers say prevents them from building affordable condominiums.
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Lawsuitpalooza: Colorado Fracking Ban Edition

Lawsuitpalooza: Colorado Fracking Ban Edition
Citizens of Lafayette, Colo., have filed a class action lawsuit against the State of Colorado, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) and Governor John Hickenlooper requesting immediate enforcement of Lafayette's Community Rights Charter Amendment to ban fracking.
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Solar Boosters and Xcel Energy Battle Over Net Metering and Future of Renewable Energy

Solar Boosters and Xcel Energy Battle Over Net Metering and Future of Renewable Energy
Bolstered by roughly 245 sunny days per year and a stringent voter-approved renewable energy standard, Colorado’s solar industry has grown 20-fold in the last half decade. And a coalition of 280 businesses and organizations and 11,000 individuals are now petitioning Governor John Hickenlooper to keep the momentum going, asking him to help push their “3,000 solar megawatts by 2030” goal.
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CO Becomes 11th State to Allow Same-Day Voter Registration

CO Becomes 11th State to Allow Same-Day Voter Registration
Colorado Democrats have successfully passed a massive elections reform bill that allows voters to register up until Election Day and still cast their ballots.
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IVAN MORENO and NICHOLAS RICCARDI
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