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Bill Ritter

Colorado Budget Gap, Education Reform Dominate First Day Of Legislative Session

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON and COLLEEN SLEVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Warning that there are rough roads ahead, Colorado lawmakers returned to work Wednesday and immediately began efforts to tackle educati...

Stephanie Villafuerte Withdraws As U.S. Attorney Nominee

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Stephanie Villafuerte has withdrawn her name from consideration to become Colorado's next U.S. Attorney. In a letter to President Barack Obama, who...

Josh Penry Drops Out Of Governor's Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In a statement emailed to supporters Josh Penry said he is backing out of his bid for the GOP nomination for Governor because he didn't want to jeopar...

Bill Ritter To Raise The Bar On Energy Efficiency Standards

Denver Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The governor's office and lawmakers this week plan on announcing plans for legislation that would increase the state's renewable energy standard, the ...

Scott McInnis Loses Key Endorsement To Josh Penry Over Pinon Canyon Stance

The Pueblo Chieftain | Charles Ashby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - State Sen. Ken Kester said Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis is "absolutely wrong" about his stance on the U.S. Army's expansi...

Scott McInnis Could Lose GOP Votes On Pinon Canyon Expansion Stance

The Denver Post | Lynn Bartels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Republicans opposed to the military's Pinon Canyon expansion project are disappointed that property rights weren't addressed when party leaders unveil...

Colorado Higher Education Budget: Long Term Fiscal Planning Commission Suggests More Independence For Universities

Denver Daily News | Gene Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Because higher education has been hit with the burden of state budget cuts, a bi-partisan commission comprised of lawmakers and community leaders want...

Rasmussen: Hickenlooper May Be Democrats' Strongest Candidate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

While the prospect of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar running for Governor of Colorado has the state's Democrats excited, a new Rasmussen poll may temp...

Public Option in Danger

Mark Udall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Udall

There is no doubt that we have an historic opportunity to reform our health care system, once and for all. We believe the public option is a crucial part of any real reform of the health care system.

Scott McInnis: Ritter Should Emulate Pennsylvania On Natural Gas

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Gary Harmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, who bypassed an opportunity to levy a tax on natural gas drilled in his state, has the right approach to drilling, Scott...

Scott McInnis Campaign Claims Victory Over 'Varsity Team'

Westword | Michael Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Sean Duffy, spokesman for Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis, wants to make sure his guy gets a good share of the credit for Bill Ritter...

Colorado Budget Cuts Have Some Preparing For Battle Between Western Slope And Front Range

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Gary Harmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Western Slope politicians and organizations are hoping that battles over the state budget don't boil down to a rural-urban divide. If that happens, r...

Energy Issues Likely To Dominate Colo. Governor's Race

AP | JUDITH KOHLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Taxes, jobs, budget shortfalls – the usual fodder for political wrangling is already spurring debate in the Colorado governor's r...

Bill Ritter Budget Cuts: Oil And Gas Communities Concerned About Severance Tax Grants Being Withheld

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado communities that rely heavily on oil and natural gas drilling are voicing concern over one segment of Governor Ritter's budget cuts that have...

Josh Penry, Brandon Shaffer Agree To Deal Fixing State Pension Fund

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Leaders of the Colorado Senate have reached a tentative deal on a plan to fix the state pension fund. The major changes to the Public ...

Josh Penry, Bill Ritter Tout Third Quarter Fund-Raising Efforts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Update: From the AP: Former U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis says he raised nearly $550,000 for his gubernatorial campaign in the latest quarter, topping th...

Dan Maes Adopts Moves To Establish Grassroots Clout, Calls McInnis "A Monster"

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In the wake of the flashy state GOP unity celebration this week in which former U.S. Congressman Scott McInnis eliminated major opposition in his race...

Colorado Air Division Thumbs Nose at Governor Ritter

Jeremy Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeremy Nichols

The Colorado Air Pollution Control Division rejected calls to keep CO2 emission in check at the Valmont coal-fired power plant in Boulder. Are there any limits on carbon in Colorado?

Josh Penry Won't Run For Reelection To The Colorado Senate

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Sen. Josh Penry will not seek re-election to his Senate seat, the Grand Junction Republican said today. Penry's unexpected withdrawal for the GOP n...

McInnis talks jobs as he tours state in gubernatorial bid

Denver Business Journal | Denver Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Colorado is in "the worst economic shape it's been in in a long time" and the state needs to refocus on attracting and keeping jobs, especially in the...

Penry Will Endorse McInnis For Governor

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | GARY HARMON/the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

State Sen. Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, will clear up all but one final remaining question from his campaign for governor when he endorses former bos...

Jane Norton, Michael Bennet Senate Poll: Rasmussen Has Norton Up By 12%

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Update: The Denver Post's Spot Blog reports that Michael Bennet, despite losing by 12 points in the latest Rasmussen Poll, raised $1.16 Million in the...

Q & A with Governor Bill Ritter

David Thielen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Thielen

I think making us the center for green energy is Ritter's primary driver and the new jobs are a wonderful additional benefit.

Colorado Higher Education: Ritter Proposes Study

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Warning that higher education is facing a funding crisis next year, Gov. Bill Ritter named businessman Dick Monfort and attorney Jim Ly...

Colorado Teachers Union May Sue Bill Ritter Over Budget Cuts

The Denver Post | Jessica Fender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

As lawmakers stand poised to cut $260 million in K-12 education funding, the state's teachers union and other school advocates are playing defense and...