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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Posts Tagged ‘colorado’

Senator Udall on Balanced Budget Amendment

Senator Udall on Balanced Budget Amendment

  A Common-sense Approach to Balancing the Federal Budget U.S. Senator Mark Udall The recent failure of the supercommittee to reach a deal on federal spending cuts is just the latest example of how ill-equipped Congress is to address our nation's gravest challenge: our ballooning $15 trillion national debt. Democrats and Republicans are still stuck in the same rhetorical trenches. Democrats are reluctant to cut entitlements, while Republicans claim we can both cut taxes and ... Full Story

State plans Lobato appeal: Plaintiffs

State plans Lobato appeal: Plaintiffs “Disappointed”

            DENVER ­— Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 — Gov. John Hickenlooper released this statement today about the Lobato v. Colorado court case: “It is clear after closely reviewing the judge’s decision in Lobato v. Colorado and consulting with Attorney General John Suthers that a final resolution of the constitutional and legal issues involved in the case require an appeal to the Colorado Supreme Court. “The judge’s decision ... Full Story

Gov. Hickenlooper proposes more funding for education

  DENVER ­— Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today recommended that $89 million in proposed cuts to K-12 education be restored because a higher-than-expected revenue forecast shows more money will be available for the state’s General Fund. An amended budget request for the current and next fiscal years will also call for adding money to the State Education Fund (approximately $110 million); restoring proposed cuts to higher education financial aid programs ... Full Story

IOOF holds Christmas party for Namaqua Kids

IOOF holds Christmas party for Namaqua Kids

Christmas was in the air at the Loveland Odd Fellows on Saturday. The IOOF members and their families were playing host to children from the Namaqua Center’s home based Foster adoptive kinship program. The local lodge prepared a meal for the children and their families along with dance lessons, games and prizes. Of course, Santa and gifts were part of the program too. Josh Rabe, directory of this part of Namaqua’s program say he works with local organizations to sponsor these ... Full Story

Attorney General announces lawsuit to dissolve a

  DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has filed a lawsuit aimed at dissolving the organization Fired Up For Kids so a successor organization can continue the entity’s mission as a nonprofit organization. According to the complaint, filed in Denver District Court, Fired Up For Kids solicited donations through the sale of calendars to raise money for the Children’s Hospital Burn Unit. Although the organization presented itself as a ... Full Story

Udall Statement on the Death of North Korean Leader

Udall Statement on the Death of North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il Press Release Today, Mark Udall, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence committees, issued the following statement, urging the administration to stay engaged with the leaders of the Korean Peninsula and China as North Korea determines how to proceed after the death of Kim Jong Il: "Kim Jong Il was a tyrant who severely oppressed his own people and threatened the world with his pursuit of nuclear weapons.  ... Full Story

Udall Bill to Help Fire District

Udall Bill to Help Fire District, Protect Public Safety Heads to President 2nd Natural Resources Win in the Past 2 Months to Become Law This weekend, Mark Udall's bill to facilitate a land swap between the Sugar Loaf Fire District and the U.S. Forest Service passed the Senate after unanimously passing the House early Friday. It now heads to the president's desk, making it another natural resources victory for Colorado to become law in the past couple of months. "This closes a long chapter ... Full Story

2012 Capitol Christmas Tree will be from Colorado

Udall, Bennet, Tipton Announce 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree will be from Colorado Tree will come from White River National Forest near Meeker Watch the Video HERE Today, U.S. senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet and Congressman Scott Tipton proudly announced that the 2012 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be selected from Colorado's White River National Forest near Meeker. The U.S. Forest Service will work with local officials over the next year to pick candidate trees, from ... Full Story

Voyager about to leave solar system

As Voyager 1 nears edge of solar system, CU scientists look back In 1977, Jimmy Carter was sworn in as president, Elvis died, Virginia park ranger Roy Sullivan was hit by lightning a record seventh time and two NASA space probes destined to turn planetary science on its head launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The identical spacecraft, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, were launched in the summer and programmed to pass by Jupiter and Saturn on different paths. Voyager 2 went on to visit Uranus and ... Full Story

fracking disclosure rules

Gov. Hickenlooper hails fracking disclosure rules as national model DENVER ­— Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today applauded the collaborative efforts of the oil and gas industry, many environmental groups and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in approving new hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure rules. The new rules, endorsed by industry and environmental groups and approved by the nine-member  Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), ... Full Story

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