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 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.

Gov. Hickenlooper’s statement on Amazon’s short list for second headquarters

DENVER — Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today gave the following statement on Amazon releasing the list of 20 finalists for its second headquarters.

“It’s great to be on Amazon’s list of finalists as they consider the location of their second headquarters,” said Governor John Hickenlooper. “Colorado is one of the most business-friendly states in America and we believe the Denver region would be a great choice for Amazon.”

Colorado to partner in GirlsGoCyberStart, an innovative cybersecurity program for high school girls

DENVER — Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 — Gov. Hickenlooper and the State’s Chief Information Security Officer Deborah Blyth have joined with the SANS Institute to help educate and inspire the next generation of female cybersecurity professionals. Through the GirlsGoCyberStart program, Colorado’s high school girls in grades 9 through 12, or a homeschool equivalent, are invited to discover their talents in cybersecurity and learn about the field through a no-cost, online game of fun technical challenges.

In 2017, the SANS Institute piloted CyberStart, a program designed to inspire the next generation of cybersecurity professionals while identifying talented youth. The summer 2017 State CyberStart program enabled nearly 3,500 students in seven states to discover and demonstrate their aptitude for cybersecurity. Only five percent of the participating students were young women. Undeterred, SANS has launched GirlsGoCyberStart, a new program designed specifically to attract high school girls.