​​Gov. Hickenlooper proposes FY 2017-18 State budget

DENVER — Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today delivered the FY 2017-18 proposed State budget to the Joint Budget Committee of the General Assembly. Prepared by the Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB), the request totals $28.5 billion, 3.3 percent above the current year’s expected budget. In the General Fund (mostly income and sales taxes), the request totals $10.9 billion, 3.7 percent above the expected current year’s budget.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Colorado New Energy Improvement District Board and Towing Task Force.

The Colorado New Energy Improvement District Board enables and encourages the owners of eligible properties to invest in new energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements. The Board authorizes the district to establish, develop, finance, implement and administer a new energy improvement program, that includes energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements, to assist any such owners who choose to join the district in completing energy improvements to their property.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces transition in Office of Economic Development

DENVER — Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today that, after two years of service, Fiona Arnold will step-down from her position as executive director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) to return to her role as owner and president of real estate development company River North Investment Company LLC.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Governor's Revenue Estimating Advisory Committee and the Small Business Advisory Council.

The Governor's Revenue Estimating Advisory Committee assists the Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) in projecting the State’s annual revenue more effectively. Pursuant to C.R.S. 24-37-302, the OSPB must provide the General Assembly with a revenue estimate for the fiscal year in September.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council.

The Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council advances recommendations that strengthen healthy food access for all Coloradans through Colorado agriculture and local food systems and economies. It is the state conduit for hearing, reviewing and advancing critical food systems issues in which state government does or could play a role.     

Gov. Hickenlooper taps Diane Duffy as interim Department of Higher Education executive director

DENVER  — Friday, Oct. 21, 2016  — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Diane Duffy will serve as interim executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education (DHE) effective October 21, 2016. Duffy has served as the Department's chief operating officer since June 2016 and will step into the lead role for Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne, who has held the position since May 2016.

Gov. Hickenlooper swears in AmeriCorps members; joins nationwide celebration of 1 million members

DENVER — Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today welcomed a new class of AmeriCorps members pledging to “Get Things Done” for Colorado, joining the 1 million men and women who have taken the same pledge since the program’s inception.
Hickenlooper administered the AmeriCorps pledge to 250 AmeriCorps members to kick-off their year of service throughout Colorado.

250 AmeriCorps members to participate in multi-agency disaster simulation Fri., Oct. 21 , 2016

DENVER — Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 — Hundreds of AmeriCorps members will participate in a hands-on disaster simulation to gain a better understanding of emergency preparedness and recovery, as well as the importance of community involvement, on Friday, Oct. 21 from 9:30 a.m.-noon and 1:15-3:45 p.m. at History Colorado Center.

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