Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

ENVER — Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Colorado State Child Fatality Review Team.

The Colorado State Child Fatality Review Team reviews the individual case findings of the local and regional review teams and creates reports based on those findings to make specific recommendations regarding systemic trends across the state that may help prevent future child fatalities. It also helps Coloradans understand the incidence and causes of child fatalities; encourages public action to prevent further child fatalities; identifies services provided by public, private and nonprofit agencies to children and their families to prevent child fatalities.

Governors Hickenlooper and Kasich issue statement on President Trump’s decision to end cost sharing reduction payments

DENVER — Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper and Gov. John Kasich issued the following statement on President Trump’s decision to end cost sharing reduction payments.

“The President’s decision to eliminate cost-sharing subsidies is going to result in confusion and higher health insurance costs for many Americans. Insurers will be forced to protect themselves from the uncertainty this creates and American families will pay more as a result and have less access to health care coverage.

Gov. Hickenlooper’s statement on President Trump’s move to end the cost sharing reduction payments, a key element of the Affordable Care Act

DENVER — Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 — Gov. Hickenlooper issued the following statement on the President’s move to end cost sharing reduction payments to insurance companies.

"Cutting the cost sharing reduction payments is cruel and irresponsible. Beyond the 45,000 Coloradans who rely on this program to make insurance more affordable, hundreds of thousands of Coloradans will see their premiums increase even more. It threatens coverage for Coloradans with chronic diseases or disabilities, potentially putting health care out of reach for those who need it the most.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the State Electrical Board, State Board of Equalization, Colorado Board of Veterans' Affairs and Division of Youth Services Community Boards.

The State Electrical Board examines and licenses electricians. The board also adopts and revises rules and regulations concerning the installation, repair and alteration of wiring apparatus and equipment for electric light, heat and power.

For terms expiring July 1, 2018:
Carol Pafford of Highlands Ranch, to serve as a building official from a political subdivision of the state performing electrical inspections, reappointed;
Scott R. Pandy of Fort Collins, to serve as a general contractor actively engaged in the building industry, reappointed;

For terms expiring July 1, 2020:
Joseph Badaracco of Lakewood, to serve as a journeyman electrician who is not an electrical contractor, reappointed;
Erik Clarke of Denver, to serve as a representative of the public at large, appointed.

Gov. Hickenlooper’s statement on President Trump’s executive order on health insurance markets

DENVER — Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 — Gov. Hickenlooper issued the following statement on the President’s executive order addressing health insurance markets.

“The White House's action today threatens to make health insurance more expensive and less stable. It sabotages the protections many Coloradans rely upon and makes it easier for insurance companies to deny Coloradans the care they need. This order will destabilize health insurance for small businesses, ultimately resulting in higher premiums. We urge the Administration and Congress to end partisan efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and work across the aisle, and with Governors, to find real solutions so that families and small businesses have access to affordable quality health care.”

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered to honor fallen firefighters lost in line of duty

DENVER — Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags lowered to half-staff on all Federal office buildings in honor of fallen firefighters lost in the line of duty and in observance of Fire Prevention Week.

The full text of the president’s proclamation:

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release October 6, 2017
HONORING FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS LOST IN THE LINE OF DUTY AND RECOGNIZING FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Governor’s Commission on Community Service (Serve Colorado), State Board of the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund, Colorado Municipal Bond Supervision Advisory Board, Nursing Home Innovations Grant Board and Colorado Tourism Office Board of Directors.

The Governor’s Commission on Community Service (Serve Colorado) recommends to the Governor a comprehensive national and community service plan for the state that is developed through an open and public process and updated annually. The plan addresses the state’s needs in the areas of school safety, youth violence prevention, literacy and mentoring of disadvantaged youth. The Commission also administers funds received from the Corporation on National and Community Service.

For terms expiring Aug. 24, 2018:
Floyd Cobb II, PhD of Aurora, to serve as the Commissioner’s designee for the Colorado Department of Education, and occasioned by the resignation of Alisa Dian Dorman of Highlands Ranch, appointed;
Monica Roers of Denver, to serve as a member with experience involving older adults in volunteerism and occasioned by the resignation of Catherine Lasnik of Arvada, appointed;

Governors of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming Sign MOU to Plan Regional Electric Vehicle Corridor for the West

Denver, CO — Oct. 4, 2017 — Today, the Governors of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to provide a framework for creating a regional electric vehicle plan for the West (“REV West Plan”). The Plan was announced today at the Energy Innovation Summit hosted by the National Governors Association.

The Plan spans more than 5,000 miles of highway across east-west Interstates 10, 40, 70, 76, 80, 84, 86, 90 and 94, and north-south Interstates 15 and 25. With more than 20,000 electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids already on the roads in western states, the electrification of these major corridors is expected to reduce range anxiety and drive further adoption of EVs, while transforming the market to allow smaller communities to plug into the regional system.

The MOU calls for a coordination group to undertake the following actions:

Gov. Hickenlooper appoints new district court judge in 20th Judicial District

DENVER — Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today appointed Nancy Salomone to the District Court in the 20th Judicial District. She fills a vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Maria Berkenkotter.

Salomone is currently a Partner at Malkinson Salomone, LLC in Boulder, CO, a position she has held since 2016. She is also a Sole Practitioner at the Law Offices of Nancy W. Salomone, PC in Boulder, CO (2002-present). She previously served as Of Counsel at Laszlo & Associates, LLC in Boulder, CO (2006-2011). Prior to this, she served as a Colorado State Deputy Public Defender in Denver (1998-2002). Salomone earned her bachelor’s degree from University of California Los Angeles in 1994 and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1998.

Salomone’s appointment is effective Oct. 31, 2017.

Gov. Hickenlooper’s statement on failure to fix marijuana tax issue in special session

DENVER — Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 — Gov. Hickenlooper issued the following statement on the General Assembly adjourning the 2017 special session without enacting a fix correcting an acknowledged mistake regarding a marijuana tax exemption contained in Senate Bill 17-267.

“It is disappointing that the Republican-controlled Senate refused to fix an error, acknowledged as a mistake by all involved. Coloradans expect us to work together and solve problems. This week, we failed to do so. The special districts will continue to have unintended funding cuts - cuts that will have real implications for Coloradans who rely on buses to get to work, cultural institutions to educate their families, and other services.

“I strongly commend the bill sponsors for all of their efforts. In the end, partisan politics overshadowed the clear intentions of Colorado voters. These tactics only divide us and fuel cynicism. We have been raised to own up to our mistakes and fix them. Most Coloradans believe these values should apply to everyone, especially to government.”

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