Governor calls for withdrawal of proposed Title X rule

DENVER — Monday, July 30, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today sent a letter calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to withdraw the “Compliance With Statutory Program Integrity Requirements” rule. This rule would inappropriately limit how Title X providers discuss reproductive health care options with their patients. Women deserve non-judgmental and medically accurate information so they can make informed choices about their own health care. This rule would undermine the success Colorado has had in reducing unintended pregnancies and abortion rates.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Friday, July 27, 2018 — Gov. Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Auraria Higher Education Center Board of Directors, Coal Mine Board of Examiners, Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, Colorado Health Benefits Exchange Board of Directors, Statewide Independent Living Council, Colorado Advisory Council for Persons with Disabilities, State Plumbing Board, State Board of Psychologist Examiners, Public School Capital Construction Assistance Board, Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging, Wine Industry Development Board, Division of Youth Services Community Boards.

Governor asks Colorado’s congressional delegation to preserve the Land and Water Conservation Fund

DENVER — Tuesday, July 24, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper sent the attached letter to Colorado’s congressional delegation, asking them to push for full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The LWCF was established in 1964 to conserve parks, open space and wildlife habitat and to enhance recreational opportunities through the development of outdoor amenities. It is set to expire at the end of September. The governor believes the LWCF plays a significant role in preserving Colorado’s recreational and outdoors heritage.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Dana Crawford for Colorado’s top citizen award

DENVER — Monday, July 23, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced the Vanguard Legacy award recipient of the 2018 Colorado Governor’s Citizenship Medal (the Medal) is Dana Crawford. Modeled after the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Medal is the highest honor bestowed upon Colorado citizens and organizations for meritorious contributions that  strengthen the vitality of our state.

Gov. Hickenlooper and Quarterly Forum (QF) will present the Vanguard Legacy Medal, along with four additional to-be-named Medal recipients at The Event: Governor’s Leadership Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at the History Colorado Center.

“Dana Crawford highlights what citizenship means in Colorado,” says Governor John Hickenlooper. “She pioneered the redevelopment of Larimer Square - Denver’s original Main Street, and led the redevelopment and preservation of countless buildings in Denver and across our state. The Governor’s Citizenship Medal is a tribute to the incredible impact Dana has made in Colorado, and I am honored to recognize her with the Vanguard Legacy Medal.”