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Gov. Hickenlooper, Great Outdoors Colorado announce funds to repair trails, waterways and parks impacted by flood

 

LYONS — Wednesday, April 9, 2014 —  Gov. John Hickenlooper joined the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board today to announce the approval of $13 million for flood recovery efforts that will help communities restore damaged parks, trails and open spaces, and fund a trail corridor  between Lyons and Estes Park. The trail corridor would be in conjunction with Highway 36 flood reconstruction efforts already underway.

Colorado revenue forecast shows increase for current, next fiscal years

 

DENVER — Tuesday March 18, 2014 — The state’s general fund budget forecast for the current budget year (FY 2013-14) will be $93 million higher than forecast in December and $61 million higher in FY 2014-15, roughly a 1 percent increase.  

Gov. Hickenlooper signs bill to boost rural economic development

 

DENVER — Tuesday, March 11, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper was joined today by supporters of the Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) to sign legislation (HB14-1241) that continues funding for the program.

Health Care Reform Updates from CEBT

For the lastest updates on Health Care Reform, you can access the CEBT webinar held on February 21st by going to www.cebt.org, click on Health Care Reform Resource Library on the right side of the home page, then click on Webinars, Health Care Reform Update 2-21-2014.

State submits $62.8 million flood recover plan to HUD

DENVER — Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper submitted today the Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Partial Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  

The State must submit the Partial Action Plan before receiving the $62.8 million in CDBG-DR Funds that HUD allocated to flood impacted communities in Colorado. The money will go toward needs not addressed through other sources of federal assistance, such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Hickenlooper signs non-partisan elections bill 1164

DENVER —Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today signed the following bill into law:

 

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Resolution in Opposition to Public Trust Doctrine Initiatives

 

RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION TO PUBLIC TRUST DOCTRINE INITIATIVES 

 

WHEREAS, several initiatives have been proposed in recent years that would amend the 

SIPA's Annual User Conference is March 6th

SIPA is having it's annual User Conference on March 6th.  This is a free event that includes breakfast, lunch and appetizer.  The morning will feature breakout sessions and the afternoon will have networking opportunities.  To register click here.

2014 Colorado Blueprint Tour

Please join Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) as we visit partners around the state as part of the annual Colorado Blueprint Tour.

 

Dates and Times

 

Friday, January 10