Gov. Hickenlooper responds to Senate vote on “Skinny Repeal”

DENVER — Friday, July 28, 2017 — Gov. Hickenlooper today shared the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s rejection of the “Skinny Repeal” health care bill.

“We are encouraged that the Senate has rejected efforts that would have raised health care costs, limited health care coverage, and hurt hundreds of thousands of Coloradans. It’s time to roll up our sleeves and deliver specific plans that will improve our health insurance system by lowering costs and providing stability for the marketplace. As governors, we are on the front lines of this debate. We must move forward in a transparent, collaborative, bipartisan manner to address problems we can all agree need fixing."

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Wednesday, July 26, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Colorado Aeronautical Board, Financial Services Board, Fire Service Training and Certification Advisory Board, Colorado Historical Records Advisory Board and Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission.

The Colorado Aeronautical Board assesses the state’s aviation needs and makes recommendations to the Director of the Division of Aeronautics within the Department of Transportation.

For a term expiring Dec. 19, 2018:
Stephen Douglas Ducoff of Colorado Springs, to serve as a member from the eastern slope and who represents local governments which operate airports, and occasioned by the resignation of William L. Thompson of Colorado Springs, appointed.

Gov. Hickenlooper brings together bipartisan group of Governors urging Senate to reject the flawed health care bill and ‘skinny repeal’

DENVER — Wednesday, July 26, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today joined a bipartisan group of 9 other governors in sending a letter to Senate leadership voicing their concerns with the health care bill currently under review by the U.S. Senate.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces resignation of Executive Director Molly Urbina from Colorado’s Resiliency & Recovery Office

DENVER — Friday, July 21, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today that Molly Urbina is resigning as executive director of the Colorado Resiliency & Recovery Office (CRRO).

In 2013, Colorado experienced unprecedented flooding that significantly impacted 24 counties and resulted in damages of nearly $4 billion. The CRRO was formed, with Urbina leading the state to coordinate the diverse and complex portfolio of disaster recovery and resiliency efforts, in response to this disaster and the need for centralized reporting, transparency, and to maintain a sense of urgency at the state level building back stronger and more resilient than before.

Rein appointed as new State Engineer

DENVER — Thursday, July 13, 2017— Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Kevin Rein’s appointment as the new State Engineer and Director of the Colorado Division of Water Resources. Rein replaces Dick Wolfe, who retired at the end of June after 10 years in the position.

Rein has served as the Deputy State Engineer since 2008, where he directed and supervised the review and engineering evaluation of substitute water supply plans; water court and well permit applications; subdivision water supply plans; and other instruments that guide the management of water rights throughout Colorado. He has worked for the Division since 1998.