Colorado Launches Comprehensive Review of Juvenile Justice System

DENVER — Monday, May 14, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced a comprehensive review of Colorado’s juvenile justice system. The Governor was joined by Sen. Bob Gardner (R), Rep. Pete Lee (D), and Justice Brian Boatright of the Colorado Supreme Court in the effort to ensure that youth who find themselves in corrections at an early age can have a second chance to build successful futures. The task force furthers our efforts to keep youth out of the criminal justice system, bolster Two-Generation approaches, and get the best outcomes for Colorado youth.

Colorado joins lawsuit to block Trump Administration from demanding citizenship information in 2020 Census

DENVER — Tuesday, May 1, 2018 — The State of Colorado is now part of a bipartisan coalition of 18 states plus the District of Columbia, nine cities, four counties, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The coalition has filed an amended lawsuit to block the Trump Administration from demanding citizenship information in the 2020 decennial Census, adding new co-plaintiffs and bolstering the arguments in their complaint.

Executive Director Kim Hunter Reed to leave Colorado Department of Higher Education

DENVER — Thursday, April 19, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today that Executive Director Kim Hunter Reed, Ph.D., is leaving the Colorado Department of Higher Education (DHE). Reed will stay on as executive director through mid-June. She is returning to her home state of Louisiana to be the Commissioner of Higher Education.

Gov. Hickenlooper prioritizes funding for transportation and education with latest revenue forecast

DENVER — Monday, March 19, 2018 — The Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) today released its quarterly economic and revenue forecast.

General Fund revenue is experiencing additional expected growth compared to the December 2017 revenue forecast. General Fund revenue is forecast to increase 12.9 percent in FY 2017-18. General Fund revenue is projected to increase at a modest 3.2 percent in FY 2018-19 due to lower employment growth in a tight labor market and as income tax revenue grows more slowly.

Colorado’s Strategic Partnership with Jordan Culminates in National Security Forum with Prince Feisal of Jordan March 13

DENVER — Monday, March 12, 2018 — His Royal Highness Prince Feisal Ibn Al-Hussein, of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, will be the honored guest of Gov. Hickenlooper for a national security forum entitled “Crisis & Clarity in the Middle East.” The event is March 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at The Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The forum also will include Ambassador Dennis Ross, Middle East policy adviser to five U.S. presidents, and will be moderated by Catherine Herridge, award-winning Chief Intelligence correspondent for Fox News Channel. The event is part of the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL)’s global security speaker series.

“It is an honor to have His Royal Highness Prince Feisal Ibn Al-Hussein join us to speak to Jordan’s partnership with the state of Colorado and the United States,” said Governor John Hickenlooper. “In light of current security challenges in the Middle East, the National Guard State Partnership Program is more important than ever. We are eager to hear from the expert panel on what the future holds for the Middle East and how it will impact Jordan, the U.S. and Colorado.”