Gov. Hickenlooper statement following the President’s State of the Union Address

DENVER — Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper released the following statement following President Trump’s State of the Union Address:

“We have been working in Colorado on funding for infrastructure improvements for several years, and trying to contain the opioid epidemic for most of seven years. We also have proposed bills for drug pricing transparency, which might actually lead to less expensive prescription drugs. If the president is sincere in supporting these goals, and truly supports criminal justice reform, and job retraining, we can work together. Even comprehensive immigration reform could be possible. We hope it's not just talk.”

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Colorado Health Service Corps Advisory Council, Colorado Human Trafficking Council, State Interagency Coordinating Council, Judicial District Nominating Commissions, Judicial Performance Commissions, Sickle Cell Anemia Board and Supreme Court Nominating Commission.

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered in honor of Adams County Deputy Heath Gumm

DENVER — Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff statewide on all public buildings immediately until sunset on the day of the funeral to honor Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy Heath Gumm.

Gumm, 32, was shot in the line of duty yesterday. He died from injuries sustained while responding to a disturbance call in Adams County. Gumm has been with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office since 2013.

He is survived by his wife and family.

Gov. Hickenlooper statement on death of Adams County sheriff’s deputy

DENVER — Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper released the following statement following the death of an Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy.

“Tonight we watched as a community was on edge and a sheriff’s deputy was shot while responding to a call in Adams County. We are deeply saddened to learn that the deputy has died from injuries sustained in the shooting. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office and the family and friends of the deputy killed.

“The investigation is ongoing and authorities continue to work to restore calm to the area.”

Colorado releases plan to support electric vehicles on state’s highways

DENVER — Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced the release of the Colorado Electric Vehicle (EV) Plan, delivering on a directive set forth in the July 2017 Executive Order, “Supporting Colorado’s Clean Energy Transition.”

“The Colorado EV Plan serves as a roadmap to build out a fast-charging network, giving Coloradans the ability to travel anywhere in the state in an EV,” said Governor John Hickenlooper. “The plan includes a set of goals and strategies that ensure Colorado continues leading in adoption of EVs and leverages the economic development and tourism benefits.”

The plan was developed in partnership with the Colorado Energy Office (CEO), Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC), Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), and Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). The agencies and council undertook an extensive stakeholder engagement process with utilities, government entities, non-governmental organizations, and industry representatives.

The plan details a series of actions supporting EV infrastructure along Colorado’s corridors. It also lays out goals to accelerate adoption of EVs and ensure Colorado remains a leader in the EV market.

Gov. Hickenlooper statement on the end of the federal government shutdown

DENVER — Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper tonight released the following statement on the end of the federal government shutdown.

“It is good news that CHIP is now fully funded,” said Governor John Hickenlooper. “We hope and expect that DACA families will, at the least, be granted deferred action in the coming weeks, and be able to achieve some peace of mind. And a longer-term budget solution wouldn’t hurt either.”

Gov. Hickenlooper statement on the federal government shutdown

DENVER — Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper tonight released the following statement on the federal government shutdown.

“This is more unnecessary political drama. It used to be unimaginable that we would even consider shutting down our federal government. Coloradans know that our State government doesn’t shut down. Our legislature has never put the State in this position. We can’t imagine that ever happening here and intend to keep it that way.

“We can handle the impacts of the latest shenanigans, but they waste time and resources that we never get back. This is basically another federal tax that we have to pay.”

Govs. Hickenlooper and Kasich renew call for Congress to pass long-term CHIP and permanent DACA solution

DENVER — Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper and Gov. Kasich today signed a letter urging Congress to pass long-term funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and find a permanent solution for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.