Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Wednesday, March 30, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced a Boards and Commissions appointment to the Real Estate Commission.

The Real Estate Commission conducts rulemaking hearings, makes policy decisions, considers licensing matters, reviews complaints and takes disciplinary action relating to real estate brokers.

For a term expiring April 12, 2019:

Richard H. Krohn of Grand Junction, who has expertise in subdivision development, reappointed.

Gov. Hickenlooper nominates Donna Lynne as Lieutenant Governor

DENVER — Wednesday, March 23, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today nominated Donna Lynne to serve as Lieutenant Governor effective upon formal confirmation by the General Assembly. Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia announced previously that he will leave the state to take on the role of president of Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. His last day will be April 29, 2016.

Lynne will assume both the traditional duties of the lieutenant governor with additional responsibilities of a chief operating officer to direct state operations. The governor plans to discuss this new role with the General Assembly.

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered to honor the victims of the attack in Brussels, Belgium

DENVER —  Tuesday, March 22, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be flown at half-staff on all public buildings statewide beginning immediately until sunset, March 26, 2016, and as proclaimed by President Barack Obama.

The full text of the president’s proclamation:

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release March 22, 2016

Gov. Hickenlooper statement on Supreme Court denial of interstate marijuana lawsuit

DENVER — Monday, March 21, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper issued the following statement today regarding the United States Supreme Court denial of the interstate challenge to Colorado’s legal marijuana laws:

“Since Colorado voters overwhelming passed legal recreational marijuana in 2012, we have worked diligently to put in place a regulatory framework - the first in the world - that allows this new industry to operate while protecting public health and safety. With today's Supreme Court ruling, the work we've completed so far remains intact. The Attorney General's office has done a remarkable job of vigorously defending the Colorado Constitution. We thank them for their hard work on this case."